Maxima Nightlies

PPA description

Nightly builds of maxima, a free and powerful Computer Algebra System.

Maxima was compiled with 3 lisps:
 - If only maxima-sbcl is installed or if maxima is invoked as "maxima -l sbcl" maxima will quite fast. It will also be able to run on systems that don't have the lisp maxima was compiled with installed.
 - If only maxima-gcl is installed or if maxima is invoked as "maxima -l gcl" maxima might be faster or slower than the gcl build depending on the problem. One advantage of gcl is the fast bignum routines that are built into it. The gcl flavour will only work on systems the exact gcl build is installed on maxima was compiled with.
 - if maxima is invoked as "maxima -l clisp" or if maxima-clisp is the only flavour installed maxima is slow, but extremely memory-efficient. Maxima-clisp requires a similar clisp to that it was compiled with installed on the target system.

This nightly build is created automatically in the following way:
 - Every few hours launchpad mirrors the git repository from to
 - If this repository has changed causes the Head of the master branch of the repository and the packaging information from its DebianPackaging branch passed to a build server which creates a virtual machine. This step fails with a "failed to upload" if the repository has changed, but the master branch hasn't.
 - Afterwards a build is started whose result ends up here.

There is no guarantee that the result of a nightly build works. As the developer team aims for stability, though, most of the time it is quite stable. Also the development team will be interested in the information that the nightly build shows errors, should that be the case.

Adding this PPA to your system

You can update your system with unsupported packages from this untrusted PPA by adding ppa:maxima-developers/maxima-nightly to your system's Software Sources. (Read about installing)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:maxima-developers/maxima-nightly
sudo apt-get update
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19 of 9 results
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maxima 5.41.0-27~201807181825~ubuntu18.10.1 The maxima developers (2018-07-19)
maxima 5.41.0-27~201807181825~ubuntu18.04.1 The maxima developers (2018-07-19)
maxima 5.41.0-27~201807181825~ubuntu17.10.1 The maxima developers (2018-07-19)
maxima 5.41.0-27~201807181825~ubuntu16.04.1 The maxima developers (2018-07-19)
maxima 5.41.0-27~201807181825~ubuntu14.04.1 The maxima developers (2018-07-19)
maxima 5.41.0-24~201804230900~ubuntu12.04.1 The maxima developers (2018-04-23)
maxima 5.41.0-23~201801140225~ubuntu17.04.1 The maxima developers (2018-01-14)
maxima 5.41.0-2~201710111512~ubuntu15.04.1 The maxima developers (2017-10-11)
maxima 5.40.0-0~201707200453~ubuntu16.10.1 PeterPall (2017-07-20)
19 of 9 results

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