Like briefly discussed in last month’s developer meeting, Octave is now available as a package in MSYS2:
Base Package: mingw-w64-octave - MSYS2 Packages
To be clear: That package is not intended to replace the “official” installer created with MXE Octave.
But there might be some use cases that are better suited with this package instead of the “official” installer.
See also the respective section in this wiki article:
Octave for Microsoft Windows (GNU Octave in MSYS2)- Octave
The package works for me. But I didn’t do any extensive testing.
Any feedback on bugs, missing features (compared to the “official” Windows installer), general user experience, … are welcome.