The MSYS2 packages that are included when building Octave for Windows with MXE Octave are partly pretty old.
I guess that (at least part of) the reason they aren’t updated is that Windows 32-bit was dropped in upstream MSYS2.
IIUC, jeremyd2019 hosts a fork on GitHub that still builds updated packages for Windows 32-bit:
Releases · jeremyd2019/msys2-build32 (github.com)
@lostbard: Would it be possible to use that repository as a source for the Windows 32-bit packages?
Yeah the issue had been that the paackages no longer had the newer 32 bit versions.
I had thought about providing a 32 bit version vs 64 bit version to get over that, but would make it a little more confusing in terms of versions in a release
Ill take a look at that repo and see if it would work
looks like it will actually be relatively easy to do - testing now
ok - pushed up what was latest from a few days ago for post msys2 packages, using the other repo for win32.
I havn’t noticed any changes in functionality on anything i’ve tried running so far
thanks for the awesome information.
I believe the updated msys2 packages will be merged in to what will become the octave 8 version of installer