Reviewing Octave Forge packages

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More than one person can review a package, in fact that would be great.

The reviewing procedure in short:

  1. Pick a package at https://sourceforge.net/p/octave/package-releases/
  2. Copy the check-list below and fill it out, marking each box:
    • [x] for passed
    • [n/a] for non-applicable
    • [ ] for skipped (because you cannot do it, missing software, etc)
    • [F] for fails.
  3. Paste your filled in check-list as a comment on the issue above
  4. An Octave Forge Admin will try to look over your review and hopefully release the package.

Checklist

# Repository

- [ ] maintainer has specified a corresponding revision commit/changeset
- [ ] checkout code from Sourceforge, commit/changeset is present

# Compile and Install

- [ ] release candidate installs on latest stable Octave release
- [ ] no compiler errors or warnings
- [ ] ran tests using <code>runtests /path/to/pkg</code> (use <code>oruntests</code> instead in Octave 6.0.0 or later)
- [ ] ran all tests, including those in src (how??)
- [ ] ran doctest on all functions (optional)
- [ ] ran generate_package_html (if Makefile present try <code> make html </code>)
- [ ] no makeinfo errors and warnings during HTML build
- [ ] unpacked and spot-checked the generated HTML documentation

# `pkg`-tool runs without errors or warnings

- [ ] `pkg load      foo`
- [ ] `pkg unload    foo`
- [ ] `pkg uninstall foo`
- [ ] Above steps were run on Octave and OS versions:
      -  ________
      -  ________

# Package files in release candidate tarball

- [ ] `DESCRIPTION` version updated
- [ ] `DESCRIPTION` minimum Octave tested
- [ ] `DESCRIPTION` all dependencies are listed
- [ ] `NEWS` version and date match
- [ ] `NEWS` big changes announced
- [ ] `INDEX` all (new) functions are listed
- [ ] version numbers in help text and function body (e.g., banners) updated
- [ ] license specifications in help text and function body agree `licensecheck -r`
- [ ] file permissions are readable/executable by all users
- [ ] junk files are removed (hidden dot files, backup files, results of configure runs, etc.)
- [ ] (optional if present) `src/configure.ac` version updated