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=== Create new release candidate ===
 
=== Create new release candidate ===
 
* Ensure correct [[#Versioning hints|version information]].
 
* Ensure correct [[#Versioning hints|version information]].
* Create hg tag in repository with release candidate version number.
 
 
* Verify <code>make distcheck</code> passes.
 
* Verify <code>make distcheck</code> passes.
 
* Verify <code>make dist</code> works.
 
* Verify <code>make dist</code> works.
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* hg tag repository with release candidate ID
 
* Create [[Windows Installer]].
 
* Create [[Windows Installer]].
 
* Upload release candidates.
 
* Upload release candidates.
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:Completion Date:
 
:Completion Date:
 
* Ensure correct [[#Versioning hints|version information]].
 
* Ensure correct [[#Versioning hints|version information]].
* Create hg tag in repository with release version number.
 
 
* Update {{Path|NEWS}} (final release date).
 
* Update {{Path|NEWS}} (final release date).
 
* Update {{Path|CITATION}} (version, year, URL).
 
* Update {{Path|CITATION}} (version, year, URL).
 
* Update {{Path|org.octave.Octave.appdata.xml}} (version number and release date).
 
* Update {{Path|org.octave.Octave.appdata.xml}} (version number and release date).
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* Create hg tag in repository with release version number.
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* Merge default onto stable to become the current stable release.
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* Update Savannah bug tracker version info.
 
* Update Savannah bug tracker version info.
 
* Remove release candidate versions from Savannah.
 
* Remove release candidate versions from Savannah.
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== Post-Release ==
 
== Post-Release ==
 
:Completion Date:
 
:Completion Date:
* Merge default onto stable to become the current stable release.
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* Update {{Path|configure.ac}} (AC_INIT, OCTAVE_MAJOR_VERSION, OCTAVE_MINOR_VERSION, OCTAVE_PATCH_VERSION) to next release cycle.
* Ensure correct [[#Versioning hints|version information]].
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* Update oct file API version number ({{Path|configure.ac}} <code>OCTAVE_API_VERSION</code>).
 
* Remove all deprecated functions (either <code>OCTAVE_DEPRECATED</code> in C++ or scripts/deprecated for m-files) scheduled for deletion in "default" branch.
 
* Remove all deprecated functions (either <code>OCTAVE_DEPRECATED</code> in C++ or scripts/deprecated for m-files) scheduled for deletion in "default" branch.
 
* Move {{Path|NEWS}} file to backup in {{Path|etc/NEWS.X}}.
 
* Move {{Path|NEWS}} file to backup in {{Path|etc/NEWS.X}}.

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