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to mark items as done.
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== Kickoff ==
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=== 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.
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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 for all outstanding unreported known bugs.
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=== Review submitted patches on Savannah ===
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* Submitted patches from '''bug tracker''' included.
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* Submitted patches from '''patch tracker''' included.
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=== Review open bugs on Savannah ===
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* Review bugs and update to correct category, such as "Patch submitted", correct title if necessary.
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* Add "must-fix" items to [[6.1 Release Bug Fix List]].
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== One time tasks ==
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=== GPL License activities ===
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* Update copyright statements for all source controlled files.
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* Update dates in any other locations (launch message, citation, MXE files, etc.).
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* Add any new contributors to {{Path|doc/interpreter/contributors.in}} who wish to be mentioned (don't add them without permission).
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=== 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.
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* m-file style check
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* C++ style check
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=== Review documentation ===
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* Grammar check documentation.
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* Spell check documentation.
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* Verify no functions missing from manual.
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* Verify deprecated functions removed from "see also" links.
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* Verify all formats (Info, HTML, PDF) build correctly.
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* Review {{Path|NEWS}} for any features which should be announced.
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* Update major version number in "@subtitle Edition XXX" in {{Path|octave.texi}}.
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=== Call for translations ===
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* Update language translation files (*.ts).
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* Create issue report on Savannah as a centralized location for uploading files.
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* Call for translations for GUI strings on maintainers@octave.org.
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== Repeat until all bugs are resolved ==
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=== Merge submitted patches ===
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* Push translations provided by translators.
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* Push reviewed patches from Savannah.
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=== <code>make check</code> ===
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* Verify <code>make check</code> is passing on all [http://buildbot.octave.org:8010/#/waterfall buildbot combinations of OS and compilers].
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* Compiling with <code>-fsanitize=undefined</code>, <code>--enable-address-sanitizer-flags</code> to check for memory leaks. Use other tools <code>cppcheck</code>, etc.
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** Update PVS static analyzer results [[PVS static analyzer - 5.0 Release]].
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* Start discussion on maintainers@octave.org about which failing tests that must be fixed and which can be declared '''WON'T FIX'''.
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=== Create new release candidate ===
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* Ensure correct [[#Versioning hints|version information]].
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* Create hg tag in repository with release candidate version number.
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* Verify <code>make distcheck</code> passes.
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* Verify <code>make dist</code> works.
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* Create [[Windows Installer]].
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* Upload release candidates.
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* Add release candidate version to Savannah bug tracker.
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* Announce release candidate to maintainers@octave.org, help@octave.org mailing-list, on web page.
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== Final Release ==
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=== Update version information ===
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* Ensure correct [[#Versioning hints|version information]].
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* Create hg tag in repository with release version number.
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* Update {{Path|NEWS}} (final release date).
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* Update {{Path|CITATION}} (version, year, URL).
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* Update {{Path|org.octave.Octave.appdata.xml}} (version number and release date).
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* Update Savannah bug tracker version info.
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* Remove release candidate versions from Savannah.
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=== Announce final release ===
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* Octave mailing-lists
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* Octave web site
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* This wiki
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== Post-Release ==
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* Merge default onto stable to become the current stable release.
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* Ensure correct [[#Versioning hints|version information]].
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* Remove all deprecated functions (either <code>OCTAVE_DEPRECATED</code> in C++ or scripts/deprecated for m-files) scheduled for deletion in "default" branch.
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* Move {{Path|NEWS}} file to backup in {{Path|etc/NEWS.X}}.
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* Create new {{Path|NEWS}} file.
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== Versioning hints ==
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{{Note|Read [https://hg.savannah.gnu.org/hgweb/octave/file/tip/etc/HACKING.md <code>etc/HACKING.md</code>] carefully!!}}
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* Update {{Path|configure.ac}}:
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** <code>AC_INIT</code>
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** <code>OCTAVE_API_VERSION</code>
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** <code>OCTAVE_MAJOR/MINOR/PATCH_VERSION</code>
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** <code>OCTAVE_RELEASE_DATE</code>
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* Update libtool versioning:
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** {{Path|liboctave/module.mk}} <code>%canon_reldir%_%canon_reldir%_current</code>
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** {{Path|libinterp/module.mk}} <code>%canon_reldir%_liboctinterp_current</code>
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** {{Path|libgui/module.mk}} <code>%canon_reldir%_liboctgui_current</code>
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