Difference between revisions of "Online Developer Meeting (2020-07-07)"

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=== Community Infrastructure ([[User:siko1056|Kai]]) ===
 
=== Community Infrastructure ([[User:siko1056|Kai]]) ===
  
* [https://octave.discourse.group/ Discourse for GNU Octave]
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* [https://octave.discourse.group/ Discourse for GNU Octave] '''YES, we give it a try'''
 
** Replacement for mailing-lists (help@octave.org and maintainers@octave.org) and https://planet.octave.org
 
** Replacement for mailing-lists (help@octave.org and maintainers@octave.org) and https://planet.octave.org
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*** Leave old mailing-lists as they are now, but no longer actively advertise them.
 
*** '''TODO:''' <strike>Advertise on Octave homepage</strike> and announce on mailing-lists
 
*** '''TODO:''' <strike>Advertise on Octave homepage</strike> and announce on mailing-lists
** Badge system
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** Badge system, will stay active for the start
 
** Discussions are welcome
 
** Discussions are welcome
 
*** Max. image upload size: (Yes) There is not a restriction in the file size, but in the megapixels <code>max image megapixels = 40</code> and dimension <code>max image width = 690</code>, <code>max image height = 500</code>.
 
*** Max. image upload size: (Yes) There is not a restriction in the file size, but in the megapixels <code>max image megapixels = 40</code> and dimension <code>max image width = 690</code>, <code>max image height = 500</code>.

Revision as of 04:22, 9 July 2020

Todays topics

  • Meet and greet 5 minutes before meeting (audio testing).

Octave 6 release status

  • We should create a first release candidate (RC) Octave 6.0.90 soon. Base for discussing and working on further bug findings.
  • Still hard to fix blocking bugs
    • Build (RC) anyway!
    • crashes during doc graphics creation seem to be fixed (bug #56952)
    • still elusive crashes while running the test suite on the build bots (bug #57591) -> Maybe the broader user base of an RC can shed some light on "real-life frequency" of these crashes.
    • possible background: interaction between graphics system and interpreter is different from interaction of rest of GUI with the interpreter. Possibly resolvable by a copy-on-write approach for graphics objects (postponed to Octave 7)
    • calling script from nested functions (bug #58691 fixed)
    • empty list creation if one element is not assigned (bug #58686 not a blocker)
  • Try to tackle bugs with debuggers
    • valgrind slow
    • -fsanitize=thread in memory and faster

Community Infrastructure (Kai)

Ideas for next meeting

Topic suggestions

See also