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{{Note|'''Timeline''' (tentative)
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* 2019-12-06 [https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/octave-maintainers/2019-12/msg00032.html '''Release Kick-off''']
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* 20YY-MM-DD First Release candidate '''6.0.90''' on https://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/octave/
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* ...
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* 2020-MM-DD Final Release '''6.1.0''' on https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/octave/}}
  
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:Please use <code>&lt;strike&gt; &lt;/strike&gt;</code> to mark items below as done.
  
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== Kick-off ==
 
 
== Kickoff ==
 
  
 
=== Update gnulib to latest version ===
 
=== Update gnulib to latest version ===
:Completion Date:
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:Completion Date: 12/6/2019
: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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:<strike> 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. </strike>
  
 
=== Call for bug reports ===
 
=== Call for bug reports ===
:Completion Date:
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:Completion Date: N/A (not done this release)
* 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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* <strike> Put out a general call for reports on maintainers@octave.org and help@octave.org for all outstanding unreported known bugs. </strike>
 
 
=== Review submitted patches on Savannah ===
 
:Completion Date:
 
* Submitted patches from '''bug tracker''' included.
 
* Submitted patches from '''patch tracker''' included.
 
  
=== Review open bugs on Savannah ===
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=== Review Savannah bug and patch tracker ===
 
:Completion Date:
 
:Completion Date:
* Review bugs and update to correct category, such as "Patch submitted", correct title if necessary.
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* Review open 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 ==
 
== One time tasks ==
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=== GPL License activities ===
 
=== GPL License activities ===
 
:Completion Date:
 
:Completion Date:
* Update copyright statements for all source controlled files.
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* <strike> Update copyright statements for all source controlled files. </strike>
 
* Update dates in any other locations (launch message, citation, MXE files, etc.).
 
* 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).
 
* 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 ===
 
=== Style-check code base ===
:Completion Date:
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:Completion Date: 1/12/20
 
: 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.
 
: 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
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* [[Octave style guide|m-file style check]]
* C++ style check
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* <strike> [[C++ style guide|C++ style check]] </strike>
  
 
=== Review documentation ===
 
=== Review documentation ===
 
:Completion Date:
 
:Completion Date:
* Grammar check documentation.
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* <strike> Grammar check documentation. </strike>
* Spell check documentation.
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* <strike> Spell check documentation. </strike>
* Verify no functions missing from manual.
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* <strike> Verify no functions missing from manual. </strike>
* Verify deprecated functions removed from "see also" links.
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* <strike> Verify deprecated functions removed from "see also" links. </strike>
* Verify all formats (Info, HTML, PDF) build correctly.
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* <strike> Verify all formats (Info, HTML, PDF) build correctly. </strike>
* Review {{Path|NEWS}} for any features which should be announced.
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* <strike> Review {{Path|NEWS}} for any features which should be announced. </strike>
* Update major version number in "@subtitle Edition XXX" in {{Path|octave.texi}}.
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* Review {{Path|__unimplemented__.m}} for the latest changes to [[Octave Forge]] packages and new Matlab functions.
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* <strike> Update major version number in "@subtitle Edition XXX" in {{Path|octave.texi}}. </strike>
  
 
=== Call for translations ===
 
=== Call for translations ===
 
:Completion Date:
 
:Completion Date:
* Update language translation files (*.ts).
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* <strike>Update language translation files (*.ts).</strike> ([http://hg.savannah.gnu.org/hgweb/octave/rev/2b78bc0ef3c5 Changeset])
* Create issue report on Savannah as a centralized location for uploading files.
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* <strike>Create issue report on Savannah as a centralized location for uploading files.</strike> ([https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/index.php?57490 Bug #57490])
* Call for translations for GUI strings on maintainers@octave.org.
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* <strike>Call for translations for GUI strings on maintainers@octave.org.</strike> ([https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/octave-maintainers/2019-12/msg00138.html Dec, 28 2019]) ([https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/octave-maintainers/2020-01/msg00151.html Jan, 14 2020])
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* Collect and push all translated files
  
 
== Repeat until all bugs are resolved ==
 
== Repeat until all bugs are resolved ==
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The Savannah links are created by using the "Display criteria", "Browse with the Advanced query form and MULTIPLE selection" form.
 
The Savannah links are created by using the "Display criteria", "Browse with the Advanced query form and MULTIPLE selection" form.
  
* '''(0/36)''' [https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/index.php?go_report=Apply&group=octave&func=browse&set=custom&msort=0&report_id=101&advsrch=1&status_id%5B%5D=1&resolution_id%5B%5D=100&resolution_id%5B%5D=1&resolution_id%5B%5D=102&resolution_id%5B%5D=103&resolution_id%5B%5D=10&resolution_id%5B%5D=9&resolution_id%5B%5D=4&resolution_id%5B%5D=11&resolution_id%5B%5D=8&resolution_id%5B%5D=6&resolution_id%5B%5D=7&resolution_id%5B%5D=2&submitted_by%5B%5D=0&assigned_to%5B%5D=0&category_id%5B%5D=100&category_id%5B%5D=110&category_id%5B%5D=101&category_id%5B%5D=102&category_id%5B%5D=104&category_id%5B%5D=105&category_id%5B%5D=106&category_id%5B%5D=107&category_id%5B%5D=103&category_id%5B%5D=114&category_id%5B%5D=112&category_id%5B%5D=109&bug_group_id%5B%5D=101&severity%5B%5D=0&priority%5B%5D=0&summary=&details=&sumORdet=0&history_search=0&history_field=0&history_event=modified&history_date_dayfd=10&history_date_monthfd=12&history_date_yearfd=2019&chunksz=50&spamscore=5&boxoptionwanted=1#options Bugs marked as Crash] (Updated 2019-12-10)
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* Bugs to be fixed
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** '''(34)''' [https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/index.php?go_report=Apply&group=octave&func=browse&set=custom&msort=0&report_id=101&advsrch=1&status_id%5B%5D=1&resolution_id%5B%5D=100&resolution_id%5B%5D=1&resolution_id%5B%5D=102&resolution_id%5B%5D=103&resolution_id%5B%5D=10&resolution_id%5B%5D=9&resolution_id%5B%5D=4&resolution_id%5B%5D=11&resolution_id%5B%5D=8&resolution_id%5B%5D=6&resolution_id%5B%5D=7&resolution_id%5B%5D=2&submitted_by%5B%5D=0&assigned_to%5B%5D=0&category_id%5B%5D=100&category_id%5B%5D=110&category_id%5B%5D=101&category_id%5B%5D=102&category_id%5B%5D=104&category_id%5B%5D=105&category_id%5B%5D=106&category_id%5B%5D=107&category_id%5B%5D=103&category_id%5B%5D=114&category_id%5B%5D=112&category_id%5B%5D=109&bug_group_id%5B%5D=101&severity%5B%5D=0&priority%5B%5D=0&summary=&details=&sumORdet=0&history_search=0&history_field=0&history_event=modified&history_date_dayfd=10&history_date_monthfd=12&history_date_yearfd=2019&chunksz=50&spamscore=5&boxoptionwanted=1#options Bugs marked as Crash] (Updated 2020-06-10)
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** '''(31)''' [https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/index.php?go_report=Apply&group=octave&func=browse&set=custom&msort=0&report_id=101&advsrch=1&status_id%5B%5D=1&resolution_id%5B%5D=100&resolution_id%5B%5D=1&resolution_id%5B%5D=102&resolution_id%5B%5D=103&resolution_id%5B%5D=10&resolution_id%5B%5D=9&resolution_id%5B%5D=4&resolution_id%5B%5D=11&resolution_id%5B%5D=8&resolution_id%5B%5D=6&resolution_id%5B%5D=7&resolution_id%5B%5D=2&submitted_by%5B%5D=0&assigned_to%5B%5D=0&category_id%5B%5D=103&bug_group_id%5B%5D=0&severity%5B%5D=0&priority%5B%5D=0&summary=&details=&sumORdet=0&history_search=0&history_field=0&history_event=modified&history_date_dayfd=10&history_date_monthfd=12&history_date_yearfd=2019&chunksz=50&spamscore=5&boxoptionwanted=1#options Bugs marked Configuration and Build System] (Updated 2020-06-10)
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** '''(11)''' [https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/index.php?go_report=Apply&group=octave&func=browse&set=custom&msort=0&report_id=101&advsrch=1&status_id%5B%5D=1&resolution_id%5B%5D=100&resolution_id%5B%5D=1&resolution_id%5B%5D=102&resolution_id%5B%5D=103&resolution_id%5B%5D=10&resolution_id%5B%5D=9&resolution_id%5B%5D=4&resolution_id%5B%5D=11&resolution_id%5B%5D=8&resolution_id%5B%5D=6&resolution_id%5B%5D=7&resolution_id%5B%5D=2&submitted_by%5B%5D=0&assigned_to%5B%5D=0&category_id%5B%5D=100&category_id%5B%5D=110&category_id%5B%5D=101&category_id%5B%5D=102&category_id%5B%5D=104&category_id%5B%5D=105&category_id%5B%5D=106&category_id%5B%5D=107&category_id%5B%5D=103&category_id%5B%5D=114&category_id%5B%5D=112&category_id%5B%5D=109&bug_group_id%5B%5D=105&severity%5B%5D=0&priority%5B%5D=0&summary=&details=&sumORdet=0&history_search=0&history_field=0&history_event=modified&history_date_dayfd=10&history_date_monthfd=12&history_date_yearfd=2019&chunksz=50&spamscore=5&boxoptionwanted=1#options Bugs marked as Build Failure] (Updated 2020-06-10)
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** '''(20)''' [https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/index.php?go_report=Apply&group=octave&func=browse&set=custom&msort=0&report_id=101&advsrch=1&status_id%5B%5D=1&resolution_id%5B%5D=100&resolution_id%5B%5D=1&resolution_id%5B%5D=102&resolution_id%5B%5D=103&resolution_id%5B%5D=10&resolution_id%5B%5D=9&resolution_id%5B%5D=4&resolution_id%5B%5D=11&resolution_id%5B%5D=8&resolution_id%5B%5D=6&resolution_id%5B%5D=7&resolution_id%5B%5D=2&submitted_by%5B%5D=0&assigned_to%5B%5D=0&category_id%5B%5D=100&category_id%5B%5D=110&category_id%5B%5D=101&category_id%5B%5D=102&category_id%5B%5D=104&category_id%5B%5D=105&category_id%5B%5D=106&category_id%5B%5D=107&category_id%5B%5D=103&category_id%5B%5D=114&category_id%5B%5D=112&category_id%5B%5D=109&bug_group_id%5B%5D=0&severity%5B%5D=7&severity%5B%5D=8&severity%5B%5D=9&priority%5B%5D=0&summary=&details=&sumORdet=0&history_search=0&history_field=0&history_event=modified&history_date_dayfd=10&history_date_monthfd=12&history_date_yearfd=2019&chunksz=50&spamscore=5&boxoptionwanted=1#options Bugs with severity >= 4] (Updated 2020-06-10)
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** '''(51)''' [https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/index.php?go_report=Apply&group=octave&func=browse&set=custom&msort=0&report_id=101&advsrch=1&status_id%5B%5D=1&resolution_id%5B%5D=100&resolution_id%5B%5D=1&resolution_id%5B%5D=102&resolution_id%5B%5D=103&resolution_id%5B%5D=10&resolution_id%5B%5D=9&resolution_id%5B%5D=4&resolution_id%5B%5D=11&resolution_id%5B%5D=8&resolution_id%5B%5D=6&resolution_id%5B%5D=7&resolution_id%5B%5D=2&submitted_by%5B%5D=0&assigned_to%5B%5D=0&category_id%5B%5D=100&category_id%5B%5D=110&category_id%5B%5D=101&category_id%5B%5D=102&category_id%5B%5D=104&category_id%5B%5D=105&category_id%5B%5D=106&category_id%5B%5D=107&category_id%5B%5D=103&category_id%5B%5D=114&category_id%5B%5D=112&category_id%5B%5D=109&bug_group_id%5B%5D=111&severity%5B%5D=0&priority%5B%5D=0&summary=&details=&sumORdet=0&history_search=0&history_field=0&history_event=modified&history_date_dayfd=10&history_date_monthfd=12&history_date_yearfd=2019&chunksz=50&spamscore=5&boxoptionwanted=1#options Bugs marked as regressions] (Updated 2020-06-10)
  
* '''(0/30)''' [https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/index.php?go_report=Apply&group=octave&func=browse&set=custom&msort=0&report_id=101&advsrch=1&status_id%5B%5D=1&resolution_id%5B%5D=0&submitted_by%5B%5D=0&assigned_to%5B%5D=0&category_id%5B%5D=103&bug_group_id%5B%5D=0&severity%5B%5D=0&priority%5B%5D=0&summary=&details=&sumORdet=0&history_search=0&history_field=0&history_event=modified&history_date_dayfd=10&history_date_monthfd=12&history_date_yearfd=2019&chunksz=50&spamscore=5&boxoptionwanted=1#options Bugs marked Configuration and Build System] (Updated 2019-12-10)
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* '''OPEN''' bugs marked as '''WON'T FIX''' are
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** '''(3)''' [https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/index.php?go_report=Apply&group=octave&func=browse&set=custom&msort=0&report_id=101&advsrch=1&status_id%5B%5D=1&resolution_id%5B%5D=3&submitted_by%5B%5D=0&assigned_to%5B%5D=0&category_id%5B%5D=100&category_id%5B%5D=110&category_id%5B%5D=101&category_id%5B%5D=102&category_id%5B%5D=104&category_id%5B%5D=105&category_id%5B%5D=106&category_id%5B%5D=107&category_id%5B%5D=103&category_id%5B%5D=114&category_id%5B%5D=112&category_id%5B%5D=109&bug_group_id%5B%5D=0&severity%5B%5D=0&priority%5B%5D=0&summary=&details=&sumORdet=0&history_search=0&history_field=0&history_event=modified&history_date_dayfd=10&history_date_monthfd=12&history_date_yearfd=2019&chunksz=50&spamscore=5&boxoptionwanted=1#options Not fixed for Octave 6.1] (Updated 2020-02-10)
  
* '''(0/10)''' [https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/index.php?go_report=Apply&group=octave&func=browse&set=custom&msort=0&report_id=101&advsrch=1&status_id%5B%5D=1&resolution_id%5B%5D=0&submitted_by%5B%5D=0&assigned_to%5B%5D=0&category_id%5B%5D=100&category_id%5B%5D=110&category_id%5B%5D=101&category_id%5B%5D=102&category_id%5B%5D=104&category_id%5B%5D=105&category_id%5B%5D=106&category_id%5B%5D=107&category_id%5B%5D=103&category_id%5B%5D=114&category_id%5B%5D=112&category_id%5B%5D=109&bug_group_id%5B%5D=105&severity%5B%5D=0&priority%5B%5D=0&summary=&details=&sumORdet=0&history_search=0&history_field=0&history_event=modified&history_date_dayfd=10&history_date_monthfd=12&history_date_yearfd=2019&chunksz=50&spamscore=5&boxoptionwanted=1#options Bugs marked as Build Failure] (Updated 2019-12-10)
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=== Merge submitted patches ===
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* Push translations provided by translators.
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* Push patches from Savannah.
  
* '''(0/13)''' [https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/index.php?go_report=Apply&group=octave&func=browse&set=custom&msort=0&report_id=101&advsrch=1&status_id%5B%5D=1&resolution_id%5B%5D=0&submitted_by%5B%5D=0&assigned_to%5B%5D=0&category_id%5B%5D=100&category_id%5B%5D=110&category_id%5B%5D=101&category_id%5B%5D=102&category_id%5B%5D=104&category_id%5B%5D=105&category_id%5B%5D=106&category_id%5B%5D=107&category_id%5B%5D=103&category_id%5B%5D=114&category_id%5B%5D=112&category_id%5B%5D=109&bug_group_id%5B%5D=0&severity%5B%5D=7&severity%5B%5D=8&severity%5B%5D=9&priority%5B%5D=0&summary=&details=&sumORdet=0&history_search=0&history_field=0&history_event=modified&history_date_dayfd=10&history_date_monthfd=12&history_date_yearfd=2019&chunksz=50&spamscore=5&boxoptionwanted=1#options Bugs with severity >= 4] (Updated 2019-12-10)
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==== Bug tracker ====
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:* '''(50)''' [https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/index.php?go_report=Apply&group=octave&func=browse&set=custom&msort=0&report_id=101&advsrch=1&status_id%5B%5D=1&resolution_id%5B%5D=102&submitted_by%5B%5D=0&assigned_to%5B%5D=0&category_id%5B%5D=100&category_id%5B%5D=110&category_id%5B%5D=101&category_id%5B%5D=102&category_id%5B%5D=104&category_id%5B%5D=105&category_id%5B%5D=106&category_id%5B%5D=107&category_id%5B%5D=103&category_id%5B%5D=114&category_id%5B%5D=112&category_id%5B%5D=109&bug_group_id%5B%5D=0&severity%5B%5D=0&priority%5B%5D=0&summary=&details=&sumORdet=0&history_search=0&history_field=0&history_event=modified&history_date_dayfd=10&history_date_monthfd=12&history_date_yearfd=2019&chunksz=50&spamscore=5&boxoptionwanted=1#options Patch submitted] (Updated 2020-06-10)
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:* '''(1)''' [https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/index.php?go_report=Apply&group=octave&func=browse&set=custom&msort=0&report_id=101&advsrch=1&status_id%5B%5D=1&resolution_id%5B%5D=103&submitted_by%5B%5D=0&assigned_to%5B%5D=0&category_id%5B%5D=100&category_id%5B%5D=110&category_id%5B%5D=101&category_id%5B%5D=102&category_id%5B%5D=104&category_id%5B%5D=105&category_id%5B%5D=106&category_id%5B%5D=107&category_id%5B%5D=103&category_id%5B%5D=114&category_id%5B%5D=112&category_id%5B%5D=109&bug_group_id%5B%5D=0&severity%5B%5D=0&priority%5B%5D=0&summary=&details=&sumORdet=0&history_search=0&history_field=0&history_event=modified&history_date_dayfd=10&history_date_monthfd=12&history_date_yearfd=2019&chunksz=50&spamscore=5&boxoptionwanted=1#options Patch reviewed] (Updated 2020-06-10)
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:* '''(12)''' [https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/index.php?go_report=Apply&group=octave&func=browse&set=custom&msort=0&report_id=101&advsrch=1&status_id%5B%5D=1&resolution_id%5B%5D=10&submitted_by%5B%5D=0&assigned_to%5B%5D=0&category_id%5B%5D=100&category_id%5B%5D=110&category_id%5B%5D=101&category_id%5B%5D=102&category_id%5B%5D=104&category_id%5B%5D=105&category_id%5B%5D=106&category_id%5B%5D=107&category_id%5B%5D=103&category_id%5B%5D=114&category_id%5B%5D=112&category_id%5B%5D=109&bug_group_id%5B%5D=0&severity%5B%5D=0&priority%5B%5D=0&summary=&details=&sumORdet=0&history_search=0&history_field=0&history_event=modified&history_date_dayfd=10&history_date_monthfd=12&history_date_yearfd=2019&chunksz=50&spamscore=5&boxoptionwanted=1#options Ready for test] (Updated 2020-06-10)
  
* '''(0/50)''' [https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/index.php?go_report=Apply&group=octave&func=browse&set=custom&msort=0&report_id=101&advsrch=1&status_id%5B%5D=1&resolution_id%5B%5D=0&submitted_by%5B%5D=0&assigned_to%5B%5D=0&category_id%5B%5D=100&category_id%5B%5D=110&category_id%5B%5D=101&category_id%5B%5D=102&category_id%5B%5D=104&category_id%5B%5D=105&category_id%5B%5D=106&category_id%5B%5D=107&category_id%5B%5D=103&category_id%5B%5D=114&category_id%5B%5D=112&category_id%5B%5D=109&bug_group_id%5B%5D=111&severity%5B%5D=0&priority%5B%5D=0&summary=&details=&sumORdet=0&history_search=0&history_field=0&history_event=modified&history_date_dayfd=10&history_date_monthfd=12&history_date_yearfd=2019&chunksz=50&spamscore=5&boxoptionwanted=1#options Bugs marked as regressions] (Updated 2019-12-10)
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==== Patch tracker ====
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:* '''(49)''' [https://savannah.gnu.org/patch/index.php?go_report=Apply&group=octave&func=browse&set=custom&msort=0&report_id=101&advsrch=1&status_id%5B%5D=1&resolution_id%5B%5D=100&resolution_id%5B%5D=10&resolution_id%5B%5D=9&resolution_id%5B%5D=8&resolution_id%5B%5D=101&assigned_to%5B%5D=0&category_id%5B%5D=100&category_id%5B%5D=101&category_id%5B%5D=102&category_id%5B%5D=103&priority%5B%5D=0&summary=&details=&sumORdet=0&history_search=0&history_field=0&history_event=modified&history_date_dayfd=18&history_date_monthfd=1&history_date_yearfd=2020&chunksz=50&spamscore=5&boxoptionwanted=1#options Patch submitted]. (Updated 2020-06-10)
  
=== Merge submitted patches ===
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* '''OPEN''' items marked as '''POSTPONED''' are
* Push translations provided by translators.
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** '''(9)''' [https://savannah.gnu.org/patch/index.php?go_report=Apply&group=octave&func=browse&set=custom&msort=0&report_id=101&advsrch=1&status_id%5B%5D=1&resolution_id%5B%5D=4&assigned_to%5B%5D=0&category_id%5B%5D=100&category_id%5B%5D=101&category_id%5B%5D=102&category_id%5B%5D=103&priority%5B%5D=0&summary=&details=&sumORdet=0&history_search=0&history_field=0&history_event=modified&history_date_dayfd=9&history_date_monthfd=2&history_date_yearfd=2020&chunksz=50&spamscore=5&boxoptionwanted=1#options Not included for Octave 6.1]. (Updated 2020-06-10)
* Push reviewed patches from Savannah.
 
  
 
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=== <code>make check</code> ===
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* Verify <code>make distcheck</code> passes.
 
* Verify <code>make distcheck</code> passes.
 
* Verify <code>make dist</code> works.
 
* Verify <code>make dist</code> works.
* Create [[Windows Installer]].
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* Create [[Windows Installer]]. (Apply patch in bug {{bug|58866}} when the release-octave target moves to Octave 6.)
 
* Upload release candidates.
 
* Upload release candidates.
 
* Add release candidate version to Savannah bug tracker.
 
* Add release candidate version to Savannah bug tracker.
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* Update {{Path|org.octave.Octave.appdata.xml}} (version number and release date).
 
* Update {{Path|org.octave.Octave.appdata.xml}} (version number and release date).
 
* Update Savannah bug tracker version info.
 
* Update Savannah bug tracker version info.
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* Update Savannah bug tracker: '''OPEN''' bugs marked as '''WON'T FIX''' should be marked as '''CONFIRMED''' (or more appropriate) for the final release.
 
* Remove release candidate versions from Savannah.
 
* Remove release candidate versions from Savannah.
  

Revision as of 03:33, 1 August 2020

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Timeline (tentative)
Please use <strike> </strike> to mark items below as done.

Kick-off

Update gnulib to latest version

Completion Date: 12/6/2019
Must occur first as it could resolve existing, or create new, bug reports. You should run ./bootstrap in the source tree after updating to the new gnulib version.

Call for bug reports

Completion Date: N/A (not done this release)
  • Put out a general call for reports on maintainers@octave.org and help@octave.org for all outstanding unreported known bugs.

Review Savannah bug and patch tracker

Completion Date:
  • Review open bugs and update to correct category, such as "Patch submitted", correct title if necessary.

One time tasks

GPL License activities

Completion Date:
  • 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 doc/interpreter/contributors.in who wish to be mentioned (don't add them without permission).

Style-check code base

Completion Date: 1/12/20
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.

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 NEWS for any features which should be announced.
  • Review __unimplemented__.m for the latest changes to Octave Forge packages and new Matlab functions.
  • Update major version number in "@subtitle Edition XXX" in octave.texi.

Call for translations

Completion Date:
  • Update language translation files (*.ts). (Changeset)
  • Create issue report on Savannah as a centralized location for uploading files. (Bug #57490)
  • Call for translations for GUI strings on maintainers@octave.org. (Dec, 28 2019) (Jan, 14 2020)
  • Collect and push all translated files

Repeat until all bugs are resolved

Completion Date first iteration:

Current state at Savannah

The Savannah links are created by using the "Display criteria", "Browse with the Advanced query form and MULTIPLE selection" form.

Merge submitted patches

  • Push translations provided by translators.
  • Push patches from Savannah.

Bug tracker

Patch tracker

make check

  • Verify make check is passing on all buildbot combinations of OS and compilers.
  • Compiling with -fsanitize=undefined, --enable-address-sanitizer-flags to check for memory leaks. Use other tools cppcheck, etc.
  • 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

  • Ensure correct version information.
  • Create hg tag in repository with release candidate version number.
  • Verify make distcheck passes.
  • Verify make dist works.
  • Create Windows Installer. (Apply patch in bug #58866 when the release-octave target moves to Octave 6.)
  • Upload release candidates.
  • Add release candidate version to Savannah bug tracker.
  • Announce release candidate to maintainers@octave.org, help@octave.org mailing-list, on web page.

Final Release

Update version information

Completion Date:
  • Ensure correct version information.
  • Create hg tag in repository with release version number.
  • Update NEWS (final release date).
  • Update CITATION (version, year, URL).
  • Update org.octave.Octave.appdata.xml (version number and release date).
  • Update Savannah bug tracker version info.
  • Update Savannah bug tracker: OPEN bugs marked as WON'T FIX should be marked as CONFIRMED (or more appropriate) for the final release.
  • Remove release candidate versions from Savannah.

Announce final release

Completion Date:
  • Octave mailing-lists
  • Octave web site
  • This wiki

Post-Release

Completion Date:
  • Merge default onto stable to become the current stable release.
  • Ensure correct version information.
  • 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.

Versioning hints

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Read etc/HACKING.md carefully!!
  • Update configure.ac:
    • AC_INIT
    • OCTAVE_API_VERSION
    • OCTAVE_MAJOR/MINOR/PATCH_VERSION
    • OCTAVE_RELEASE_DATE
  • Update libtool versioning:
    • liboctave/module.mk %canon_reldir%_%canon_reldir%_current
    • libinterp/module.mk %canon_reldir%_liboctinterp_current
    • libgui/module.mk %canon_reldir%_liboctgui_current