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== Kickoff ==
=== Update gnulib to latest version ===
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:Must occur first as it could resolve existing, or create new, bug reports. You should run <code>./bootstrap</code> in the source tree after updating to the new gnulib version.
=== File bug reports ===
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* Put out a general call for reports on maintainers@octave.org and help@octave.org mailing-list for all outstanding unreported known bugs.
=== Review submitted patches on Savannah ===
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* Submitted patches from '''bug tracker''' included.
* Submitted patches from '''patch tracker''' included.
=== Review open bugs on Savannah ===
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* Review bugs and update to correct category, such as "Patch submitted", correct title if necessary.
* Add "must-fix" items to [[6.1 Release Bug Fix List]].
=== GPL License activities ===
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* Update copyright statements for all source controlled files.
* Update dates in any other locations (launch message, citation, MXE files, etc.).
* Add any new contributors to {{Path|contributors.in}} who wish to be mentioned (don't add them without permission).
=== Style-check code base ===
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: This will produce lots of whitespace changes, but no behavior changes. '''Must occur after patches have been added''', since whitespace changes can prevent patches from applying
* m-file style check
* C++ style check
== Repeat until all bugs are resolved ==
=== Run lint checker on code base ===
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* Compiling with <code>-fsanitize=undefined</code> and running <code>make check</code>, <code>cppcheck</code>, etc.
** PVS static analyzer results [[PVS static analyzer - 5.0 Release]]
# Verify 'make check' is passing on all buildbot combinations of OS and compilers
#* Start discussion on octave-maintainers list about which failing tests must be fixed
#* Identify and fix any tests determined critical in step above
#: Completion Date:
# Compile and run Octave test suite with --enable-address-sanitizer-flags to check for memory leaks
#: Completion Date:
# Review documentation
#* Grammar check documentation so that it conforms to Octave standards
#* Spell check documentation
#* Verify no functions missing from manual
#* Verify deprecated functions removed from "see also" links
#* Verify all formats (Info, HTML, pdf) build correctly
#* Review NEWS for any features which should be announced
#* Update major version number in "@subtitle Edition XXX" in octave.texi
#: Completion Date:
# Localization and Internationalization
#* Update language translation files (*.ts)
#* Create issue report on Savannah as a centralized location for uploading files
#* Submit call for translations for GUI strings
#* Push translations provided by translators
#: Completion Date:
#  Update shared library and oct file API version numbers
#* Increment oct file API version number (configure.ac:OCTAVE_API_VERSION, increment number and drop "+" suffix)
#* Increment libtool versioning (liboctave/module.mk:%canon_reldir%_%canon_reldir%_current, libinterp/module.mk:%canon_reldir%_liboctinterp_current, libgui/module.mk:%canon_reldir%_liboctgui_current)
#: Completion Date:
# Verify build process and create release candidates
#* Update configure.ac with new version information
#* Verify 'make distcheck' passes
#* Create release candidate
#** 'make dist'
#** hg tag repository with release candidate ID
#** For Windows, create installer [[Windows Installer]]
#** Upload release candidate
#** Add release candidate version to Savannah bug tracker
#** Announce release candidate to Octave-Maintainers, Octave-Help, on web page
#** Repeat release candidate cycle until clean
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# Final Release
#* Update version information
#** Update NEWS (final release date)
#** Update CITATION (version, year, URL)
#** Update org.octave.Octave.appdata.xml (version number and release date)
#* hg tag repository with release version number
#* merge default onto stable to become the current stable release
#* Savannah bug tracker version info
#** add new release version to bug tracker
#** remove release candidate versions from bug tracker
#* Announce final release on
#** Octave mailing lists
#** Octave web site
#** This wiki
#: Completion Date:
# Post-Release
#* Update oct file API version number (configure.ac:OCTAVE_API_VERSION, add "+" suffix)
#* Remove all deprecated functions (either OCTAVE_DEPRECATED in C++ or scripts/deprecated for m-files) scheduled for deletion in default branch
#* Move NEWS file to backup in etc/NEWS.X
#* Create new NEWS file
#: Completion Date:

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