Community packages and external packages

Packages hosted at Octave Forge are now assigned to one of two groups.

Community packages

Community packages are attempted to be coordinated between each other and with Octave. To facilitate this, their maintainers are expected to:

External packages

Decisions on the content of external packages are solely in the authority of the package maintainer. The common requirements for packages hosted at Octave Forge still apply.

External repositories

Both community and external packages may of course have external clones of repositories where their maintainers accept contributions by others. Maintainers may publish releases outside Octave Forge, possibly under different package names. If releases at Octave Forge and outside of it have the same name and version, they should be identical.