Are you trying the new SciLab 5.x?
I'm downloading it now to see the changes from 4.x to 5.x but the upstream claims that great changes have been made.
Henrique "LonelySpooky" Junior
"In a world without walls and fences, who needs windows and gates?!"
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> De: KH KH <email@example.com>
> Para: Development discussions related to Fedora <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Enviadas: Terça-feira, 28 de Outubro de 2008 20:49:07
> Assunto: Re: Scilab on Fedora and CeCILL license
> 2008/10/28 Henrique Junior :
> > Hi all,
> > Some time ago (FC6, F7?) SciLab was in the Fedora repos but it looks out
> > Scilab is an amazing scientific software and I'm interested in packaging it
> but first I want to know if is someone working on it and if the CeCILL
> license is Fedora compatible.
> I have a package quite ready but it miss some dependencies.
> At least some of them haven't been submitted for review until recently.
> matio: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=466737
> jrosetta: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=468797
> jogl: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=439630
> The review will also concern gluegen and cpptasks
> flexdock: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=464781
> I was unable to package this one without Jimi which is nonfree and
> needs to be riped out.
> This one is really non-trivial if doable.
> There is probably a problem with some java dependencies that cannot be
> compiled without others nonfree dependencies.
> The nonfree choice have to be completely ripped out along with the
> included "tweaked/prebuilt" jar files, so even if that's not needed
> for scilab properly, we may either have nonfree dependencies, or
> packages that fails to build from sources.
> If such problem appears we could miss the scilab java gui.
> If someone want to help, there are probably specs around that need to
> be raised to the fedora guidelines:
> Missing Fedora dependencies:
> (search also in http://wiki.scilab.org/Dependencies_of_Scilab_5.X )
> - jhall also known as javahelp2 at jpackage..org is nonfree, unless
> there is a replacement choice that I'm not aware, this can lead to a
> - SKINL: Skin Look and Feel . it searches for a skinlf.jar
> - jeuclid
> - saxon
> - Sablotron
> - Giws
> Any can pick one of theses, but please warn if you have something
> close to be ready.
> Nicolas (kwizart)
> >  - http://www.scilab.org/
> >  - http://www.cecill.info/index.en.html
> > Regards
> > Henrique "LonelySpooky" Junior
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