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bug #40557: Rework manual Java "FAQ" sections

Submitted by:  Philip Nienhuis <philipnienhuis>
Submitted on:  Tue 12 Nov 2013 08:41:48 PM UTC  
Category:  Documentation Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Documentation
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Philip Nienhuis Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  dev Operating System:  Any

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Wed 23 Nov 2016 09:54:14 PM UTC, comment #5:

Agreed, I think this was resolved with http://hg.savannah.gnu.org/hgweb/octave/rev/b5d9b95d1e1a. The relevant pieces of the previous java.txi texinfo file were merged into external.txi, the "How to distinguish between Octave and Matlab" section was moved to bugs.txi, and the rest was discarded.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Wed 23 Nov 2016 09:45:00 PM UTC, comment #4:

I think this issue might be CLOSED now.

When I have a look at the Octave manual in version 4.2.0:

  • The chapter "How to Distinguish Between Octave and Matlab" is now part of "Appendix D Known Causes of Trouble". This seems reasonable to me.
  • There is no FAQ chapter any more.
  • The Java chapter (A.4) does not have a list of TeX symbols any more.
Hartmut <hardy>
Thu 27 Mar 2014 03:08:41 AM UTC, comment #3:

I agree the section about distinguishing Octave and Matlab doesn't seem like it fits with the rest of the manual.

The rest of the "FAQ" sections could probably be worked better into the manual, rather than calling it a FAQ.

The list of TeX symbols seems really out of place in the Java section also, particularly since the dialog functions are implemented both in Java and in Qt now.

Retitling for the remaining issues.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Wed 04 Dec 2013 04:56:48 AM UTC, comment #2:

I made the changes to the Octave manual suggested in comment #1 (http://hg.savannah.gnu.org/hgweb/octave/rev/42c3e30557a4).

Does the section about distinguishing Octave from Matlab even belong in the Octave manual or should it be moved to the FAQ?

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Wed 13 Nov 2013 03:14:44 PM UTC, comment #1:

In the Java section, there's mention of "37.3.1 How to distinguish between Octave and Matlab?"
This section isn't only relevant for Java; it's applicable in many other situations.

What would be a better place for this part of the docs?

Philip Nienhuis <philipnienhuis>
Project Member
Tue 12 Nov 2013 08:41:48 PM UTC, original submission:

Appendix D, D.3 Basics of generating a changeset, somewhere in the middle:
"Mercurial has a more useful extensions that really should be enabled"
=> (I think it should read:) =>
"Mercurial has a <b>few</b> more useful extensions that really should be enabled"

Appendix G.1.3:

- Isn't gl2ps needed since recently?

- In the Qt stanza, Qt WebKit is mentioned. IIRC that one was dropped a while ago?

Philip Nienhuis <philipnienhuis>
Project Member


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    2016-11-23 mtmiller StatusNeed Info => Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2014-03-27 mtmiller StatusNone => Need Info
        SummarySome doc errors + questions => Rework manual Java "FAQ" sections

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