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==4.4.0 Release Tasks==

This page shows the tasks to be completed before the GUI release is finalized.

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# File bug reports for all outstanding bugs known, but not reported
#* Put out a general call for reports on Octave-Maintainers and Octave-Help list
#: Completion Date:
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# Review patch tracker/bug list for any patches submitted that may be included before release
#: Completion Date:
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# Identify Bugs which *must* be fixed prior to release
#* Review bugs on tracker for possible inclusion in list
#* Review bugs and update to correct category, such as Patch submitted
#: Completion Date:
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# Clear all bugs identified as must-fix
#* See [[Bug Fix List - 4.2 Release]]
#: Completion Date:
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# GPL License activities
#* Update Copyright statements for all source controlled files
#* Add any new contributors to contributors.in
#: Completion Date:
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# Style-check code base
#* This will produce lots of whitespace changes, but no behavior changes
#* Must occur after patches have been added since whitespace changes will often prevent patches from applying
#* m-file style check. Completion Date:
#* C++ style check. Completion Date:
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# Run lint checker on code base
#* cppcheck, Clang sanitize, etc.
#: Completion Date:
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# Verify 'make check' is passing
#* 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:
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# Compile and run Octave test suite with --enable-address-sanitizer-flags to check for memory leaks
#* Results posted to bug report:
#: Completion Date:
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# 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
#: Completion Date:
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# Localization and Internationalization
#* Update language translation files (*.ts)
#* Submit call for translations for GUI strings.
#: Completion Date:
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# Verify build process and create release candidates
#* Update version information in configure.ac/Makefile.am
#* 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
#** Announce release candidate to Octave-Maintainers, Octave-Help, on web page
#** Repeat release candidate cycle until clean
#: Completion Date:
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# Final Release
#* hg tag repository with release
#* merge default onto stable to become the current stable release
#* add new release version to Savannah bug tracker
#* Announce final release on Octave mailing lists and web site
#: Completion Date:
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# Post-Release
#* Update configure.ac/Makefile.am versioning to next release cycle
#* Remove all deprecated functions scheduled for deletion in default branch
#: Completion Date:

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