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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 Call for bug reports ===
:Completion Date:
* 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 ===
* 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]].
 
== One time tasks ==
=== GPL License activities ===
* 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|doc/interpreter/contributors.in}} who wish to be mentioned (don't add them without permission).
=== Style-check code base ===
:Completion Date:
: 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
=== Review documentation ===
:Completion Date:
* Grammar check documentation.
* 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 {{Path|NEWS}} for any features which should be announced.
* Update major version number in "@subtitle Edition XXX" in {{Path|octave.texi}}.
 
=== Call for translations ===
:Completion Date:
* Update language translation files (*.ts).
* Create issue report on Savannah as a centralized location for uploading files.
* Call for translations for GUI strings on maintainers@octave.org.
== Repeat until all bugs are resolved ==
:Completion Date first iteration:
=== Run lint checker on Merge submitted patches ===* Push translations provided by translators.* Push reviewed patches from Savannah. === <code>make check</code base > ===* Verify <code>make check</code> is passing on all [http:Completion Date//buildbot.octave.org:8010/#/waterfall buildbot combinations of OS and compilers].* Compiling with <code>-fsanitize=undefined</code> and running , <code>make check--enable-address-sanitizer-flags</code>, to check for memory leaks. Use other tools <code>cppcheck</code>, etc. ** Update PVS static analyzer results [[PVS static analyzer - 5.0 Release]].* Start discussion on maintainers@octave.org about which failing tests that must be fixed and which can be declared '''WON'T FIX'''.
<!----------------------------------------------------------------------------->=== Create new release candidate ===# 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 aboveEnsure correct [[#: 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 Versioning hints|version number in "@subtitle Edition XXX" in octave.texi#: Completion Date:<!-----------------------------------------------------------------------------># Localization and Internationalization#* Update language translation files (*information]].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 hg tag in repository with release candidate 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 <!-----------------------------------------------------------------------------code># Verify build process and create release candidates#* Update configure.ac with new version information #** Update AC_INIT, OCTAVE_MAJOR_VERSION, OCTAVE_MINOR_VERSION, OCTAVE_PATCH_VERSION, OCTAVE_RELEASE_DATE #* Verify 'make distcheck' </code> passes.#* Create release candidate#** 'Verify <code>make dist'</code> works.#** hg tag repository with release candidate ID#** For Windows, create installer Create [[Windows Installer]].#** Upload release candidatecandidates.#** Add release candidate version to Savannah bug tracker .#** Announce release candidate to Octave-Maintainersmaintainers@octave.org, Octavehelp@octave.org mailing-Helplist, on web page#** Repeat release candidate cycle until clean#: Completion Date:.
== Final Release ==
=== Update version information ===
:Completion Date:
* Update configureEnsure correct [[#Versioning hints|version information]].ac (AC_INIT, OCTAVE_MAJOR_VERSION, OCTAVE_MINOR_VERSION, OCTAVE_PATCH_VERSION, OCTAVE_RELEASE_DATE)* Create hg tag in repository with release version number.
* Update {{Path|NEWS}} (final release date).
* Update {{Path|CITATION}} (version, year, URL).
* Update {{Path|org.octave.Octave.appdata.xml}} (version number and release date).
* Create hg tag in repository with release version number.
* Merge default onto stable to become the current stable release.
 
* Update Savannah bug tracker version info.
* Remove release candidate versions from Savannah.
== Post-Release ==
:Completion Date:
* Merge default onto stable to become the current stable release.
* Ensure correct [[#Versioning hints|version information]].
* 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}}.
* Create new {{Path|NEWS}} file.
 
== Versioning hints ==
 
{{Note|Read [https://hg.savannah.gnu.org/hgweb/octave/file/tip/etc/HACKING.md <code>etc/HACKING.md</code>] carefully!!}}
#* Update {{Path|configure.ac (}}:** <code>AC_INIT, OCTAVE_MAJOR_VERSION, OCTAVE_MINOR_VERSION, OCTAVE_PATCH_VERSION) to next release cycle</code>** <code>OCTAVE_API_VERSION</code>** <code>OCTAVE_MAJOR/MINOR/PATCH_VERSION</code>** <code>OCTAVE_RELEASE_DATE</code>#* Update oct file API version number (configure.aclibtool versioning:OCTAVE_API_VERSION, add "+" suffix) #* Remove all deprecated functions (either OCTAVE_DEPRECATED in C++ or scripts* {{Path|liboctave/module.mk}} <code>%canon_reldir%_%canon_reldir%_current</deprecated for m-files) scheduled for deletion in default branchcode>#* Move NEWS file to backup in etc* {{Path|libinterp/NEWSmodule.Xmk}} <code>%canon_reldir%_liboctinterp_current</code>#* Create new NEWS file#: Completion Date:* {{Path|libgui/module.mk}} <code>%canon_reldir%_liboctgui_current</code>
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