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{{Note|'''Timeline''' (tentative)
 
{{Note|'''Timeline''' (tentative)
* 2021-10-26 🚀 '''Release Kick-off''']
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* 2021-11-24 🚀 Release Kick-off ⚽  (default branch merged to stable)
* 2022-xx-yy 1️⃣ First Release candidate '''7.0.90''' on https://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/octave/
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* 2022-01-05 🛠️ 1st release candidate '''7.0.90''' on https://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/octave/
* ...
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* 2022-03-18 🛠️ 2nd release candidate '''7.0.92''' on https://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/octave/
* 2022-xx-yy 🏁 Final Release 🎉 '''7.1.0''' on https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/octave/}}
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* 2022-04-06 🏁 Final Release 🎉 '''7.1.0''' on https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/octave/}}
  
 
:Please use <code>&lt;strike&gt; &lt;/strike&gt;</code> to mark items below as done.
 
:Please use <code>&lt;strike&gt; &lt;/strike&gt;</code> to mark items below as done.
  
== Kick-off ==
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== 🚀 Kick-off ==
  
=== Update gnulib to latest version ===
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=== 📢 Call for bug reports ===
:Completion Date:
 
: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.
 
 
 
=== Call for bug reports ===
 
 
:Completion Date:
 
:Completion Date:
* 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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* Put out a general call for reports on [https://octave.discourse.group/ Octave Discourse] for all outstanding unreported known bugs.
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* <strike>Create Savannah tag '''7.0.90''' on bug tracker.</strike>
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* Mark items that should be fixed for the release with this tag.
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* Bug overview at https://octave.space/savannah/ .
  
=== Review Savannah bug and patch tracker ===
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=== 📢 Call for translations ===
 
:Completion Date:
 
:Completion Date:
* Review open bugs and update to correct category, such as "Patch submitted", correct title if necessary.
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* <s>Call for updates that might change GUI strings.</s>
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* <s>String freeze date: 2021-12-16</s>
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* <s>Update language translation files (*.ts).</s>
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* <s>Create issue report on Savannah as a centralized location for uploading files.</s>
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* <s>Call for translations for GUI strings on maintainers@octave.org, CC-ing the translators (see [https://hg.savannah.gnu.org/hgweb/octave/file/tip/libgui/languages/translators list of translators]).</s>
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* Collect and push all translated files.
  
== One time tasks ==
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=== <strike> ⚙️ Update gnulib to latest version </strike> ===
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:Completion Date: 2021-11-18
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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>
  
=== GPL License activities ===
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=== ⚖️ 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 ===
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=== <strike> ✅ Style-check code base </strike> ===
:Completion Date:
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:Completion Date: 11/29/21
: 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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: <strike> 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.
 
* [[Octave style guide|m-file style check]]
 
* [[Octave style guide|m-file style check]]
* <strike> [[C++ style guide|C++ style check]] </strike>
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* [[C++ style guide|C++ style check]] </strike>
  
=== Review documentation ===
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=== <strike> 📖 Review documentation </strike> ===
:Completion Date:
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:Completion Date: 12/16/21
 
* <strike> Grammar check documentation. </strike>
 
* <strike> Grammar check documentation. </strike>
 
* <strike> Spell check documentation. </strike>
 
* <strike> Spell check documentation. </strike>
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* <strike> Update {{Path|[https://hg.octave.org/mxe-octave/file/tip/installer-files/README.html installer-files/README.html]}} in MXE Octave with version highlights. </strike>
 
* <strike> Update {{Path|[https://hg.octave.org/mxe-octave/file/tip/installer-files/README.html installer-files/README.html]}} in MXE Octave with version highlights. </strike>
  
=== Call for translations ===
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== 🔃 Repeat until all bugs are resolved ==
:Completion Date:
 
* <strike>Update language translation files (*.ts).</strike> ([http://hg.savannah.gnu.org/hgweb/octave/rev/2b78bc0ef3c5 Changeset])
 
* <strike>Create issue report on Savannah as a centralized location for uploading files.</strike> ([https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/index.php?57490 Bug #57490])
 
* <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])
 
* Collect and push all translated files
 
 
 
== Repeat until all bugs are resolved ==
 
 
:Completion Date first iteration:
 
:Completion Date first iteration:
  
=== Current state at Savannah ===
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=== ⚠️ Current state at Savannah ===
  
The Savannah links are created by using the "Display criteria", "Browse with the Advanced query form and MULTIPLE selection" form.
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* Bug overview at https://octave.space/savannah/ .
  
{{Note|Visit https://octave.space/savannah to get an overview about open bugs for the next stable release.}}
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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] and [https://github.com/gnu-octave/octave/actions GitHub CI runners]. Also check [https://github.com/gnu-octave/octave-buildbot/actions test suite runs on "freshly brewed Octave for Windows"] (Kai's buildbots on octave.space).
* Bugs to be fixed
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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.
** [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]
 
** [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]
 
** [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]
 
** [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]
 
** [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]
 
 
 
* '''OPEN''' bugs marked as '''WON'T FIX''' are
 
** [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]
 
 
 
=== Merge submitted patches ===
 
* Push translations provided by translators.
 
* Push patches from Savannah.
 
 
 
==== Bug tracker ====
 
:* [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]
 
:* [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]
 
:* [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]
 
 
 
==== Patch tracker ====
 
:* [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].
 
 
 
* '''OPEN''' items marked as '''POSTPONED''' are
 
** [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].
 
 
 
=== <code>make check</code> ===
 
* Verify <code>make check</code> is passing on all [http://buildbot.octave.org:8010/#/waterfall buildbot combinations of OS and compilers].
 
* Compiling with <code>-fsanitize=undefined</code>, <code>--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]].
 
** 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'''.
 
* 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 ===
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=== 🛠️ Create new release candidate ===
 
* Ensure correct [[#Versioning hints|version information]].
 
* Ensure correct [[#Versioning hints|version information]].
 
* Create hg tag in repository with release candidate version number.
 
* Create hg tag in repository with release candidate version number.
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* Create [[Windows Installer]].
 
* Create [[Windows Installer]].
 
* Upload release candidates.
 
* Upload release candidates.
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* Check [[Windows Installer]] (executable and zip formats) against false positive detection at [https://virustotal.com virustotal.com]
 
* Add release candidate version to Savannah bug tracker.
 
* Add release candidate version to Savannah bug tracker.
* Announce release candidate to maintainers@octave.org, help@octave.org mailing-list, on web page.
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* Announce release candidate to [https://octave.discourse.group/ Octave Discourse].
  
== Final Release ==
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== 🏁 Final Release 🎉 ==
  
=== Update version information ===
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=== 📃 Update version information ===
 
:Completion Date:
 
:Completion Date:
 
* Ensure correct [[#Versioning hints|version information]].
 
* Ensure correct [[#Versioning hints|version information]].
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* Remove release candidate versions from Savannah.
 
* Remove release candidate versions from Savannah.
  
=== Announce final release ===
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=== 📢 Announce final release ===
 
:Completion Date:
 
:Completion Date:
 
* Octave mailing-lists
 
* Octave mailing-lists
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** [[Template:Release Year]] = {{Release Year}}
 
** [[Template:Release Year]] = {{Release Year}}
  
== Post-Release ==
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== <strike> ☑️ Post-Release </strike> ==
:Completion Date:
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:Completion Date: 11/24/21
* Merge default onto stable to become the current stable release.
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* <strike> Merge default onto stable to become the current stable release.
 
* Ensure correct [[#Versioning hints|version information]].
 
* 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.
 
* 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}}.
 
* Move {{Path|NEWS}} file to backup in {{Path|etc/NEWS.X}}.
* Create new {{Path|NEWS}} file.
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* Create new {{Path|NEWS}} file. </strike>
  
== Versioning hints ==
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== ℹ️ Versioning hints ==
  
 
{{Note|Read [https://hg.savannah.gnu.org/hgweb/octave/file/tip/etc/HACKING.md <code>etc/HACKING.md</code>] carefully!!}}
 
{{Note|Read [https://hg.savannah.gnu.org/hgweb/octave/file/tip/etc/HACKING.md <code>etc/HACKING.md</code>] carefully!!}}

Latest revision as of 10:03, 7 April 2022

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🚀 Kick-off ⚽[edit]

📢 Call for bug reports[edit]

Completion Date:
  • Put out a general call for reports on Octave Discourse for all outstanding unreported known bugs.
  • Create Savannah tag 7.0.90 on bug tracker.
  • Mark items that should be fixed for the release with this tag.
  • Bug overview at https://octave.space/savannah/ .

📢 Call for translations[edit]

Completion Date:
  • Call for updates that might change GUI strings.
  • String freeze date: 2021-12-16
  • 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, CC-ing the translators (see list of translators).
  • Collect and push all translated files.

⚙️ Update gnulib to latest version [edit]

Completion Date: 2021-11-18
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.

⚖️ GPL License activities[edit]

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 [edit]

Completion Date: 11/29/21
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 [edit]

Completion Date: 12/16/21
  • 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.
  • Update installer-files/README.html in MXE Octave with version highlights.

🔃 Repeat until all bugs are resolved[edit]

Completion Date first iteration:

⚠️ Current state at Savannah[edit]

make check[edit]

🛠️ Create new release candidate[edit]

  • 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.
  • Upload release candidates.
  • Check Windows Installer (executable and zip formats) against false positive detection at virustotal.com
  • Add release candidate version to Savannah bug tracker.
  • Announce release candidate to Octave Discourse.

🏁 Final Release 🎉[edit]

📃 Update version information[edit]

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[edit]

Completion Date:

☑️ Post-Release [edit]

Completion Date: 11/24/21
  • 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.

ℹ️ Versioning hints[edit]

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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