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=== Call for 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 ===
* 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 ===
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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
=== Merge submitted patches ===
* Push translations provided by translators.
* Merge Push reviewed patches from Savannah.
=== <code>make check</code> ===
=== Create new release candidate ===
* 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 dist</code> works.
* hg tag repository with release candidate ID
* Create [[Windows Installer]].
* Upload release candidates.
* Add release candidate version to Savannah bug tracker.
* Announce release candidate to Octave-Maintainersmaintainers@octave.org, Octavehelp@octave.org mailing-Helplist, on web page.
== Final Release ==
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* Ensure correct [[#Versioning hints|version information]].
* 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 ==
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* Update {{Path|configure.ac}} (AC_INIT, OCTAVE_MAJOR_VERSION, OCTAVE_MINOR_VERSION, OCTAVE_PATCH_VERSION) Merge default onto stable to next become the current stable release cycle.* Update oct file API Ensure correct [[#Versioning hints|version number ({{Path|configure.ac}} <code>OCTAVE_API_VERSION</code>)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}}.
== Versioning hints ==
* See {{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</code>

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