Talk:SIGs/SciTech/SAGE

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I met up with Tim Abbott (who is helping maintain the Debian packages) at Fudcon 11 and made some updates to the wiki based on his advice, including adding some potential new libraries needed for SAGE 3.2.3. -- Alexlan 19:12, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

One of the maintainers of SAGE posted this http://wiki.sagemath.org/faq/bigsagerant on 2009-02-17, suggesting that packaging SAGE in a distro is more or less impossible and specifically suggesting that the Debian package (which just entered unstable) won't work properly, or least will be incomplete. This is very disappointing if it really is the case, as it means that upstream has given up trying to keep some kind of stability for dependent packages. I wonder if it's worth pursuing this project now if there isn't at least some small buy-in from upstream. -Alexlan 12:27, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

I think it's safe to ignore this for now; as Sage matures (which may happen before we get all the dependency reviews done, at this rate :D) it will probably slow down some in the "breaking things" department. I very much hope that the opinion at that URL is not true. Konradm 01:18, 23 March 2009 (UTC)