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{{Note|'''Timeline''' (tentative)
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* 2021-11-24 πŸš€ Release Kick-off ⚽  (default branch merged to stable)
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* 2021-11-24 πŸš€ Release Kick-off ⚽  (default branch merged to stable)
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* 2022-xx-yy πŸ› οΈ First Release candidate '''7.0.90''' on https://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/octave/
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* 2022-01-05 πŸ› οΈ 1st release candidate '''7.0.90''' on https://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/octave/
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* 2022-03-18 πŸ› οΈ 2nd release candidate '''7.0.92''' on https://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/octave/
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* 2022-xx-yy 🏁 Final Release πŸŽ‰ '''7.1.0''' on https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/octave/}}
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* 2022-04-06 🏁 Final Release πŸŽ‰ '''7.1.0''' on https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/octave/}}
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=== βš–οΈ GPL License activities ===
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=== βš–οΈ GPL License activities ===
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:Completion Date:
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:Completion Date:
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* Update copyright statements for all source controlled files.
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* <strike>Update copyright statements for all source controlled files.</strike>
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* Update dates in any other locations (launch message, citation, MXE files, etc.).
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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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* 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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* Create [[Windows Installer]].
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* Create [[Windows Installer]].
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* Upload release candidates.
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* Upload release candidates.
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* Check [[Windows Installer]] (executable and zip formats) against false positive detection at [https://virustotal.com virustotal.com]
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* Add release candidate version to Savannah bug tracker.
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* Add release candidate version to Savannah bug tracker.
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* Announce release candidate to [https://octave.discourse.group/ Octave Discourse].
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* Announce release candidate to [https://octave.discourse.group/ Octave Discourse].

Latest revision as of 10:03, 7 April 2022

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Timeline (tentative)
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πŸš€ Kick-off ⚽[edit]

πŸ“’ 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/ .

πŸ“’ 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.

βš™οΈ 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.

βš–οΈ 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).

βœ… 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.

πŸ“– 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.

πŸ”ƒ Repeat until all bugs are resolved[edit]

Completion Date first iteration:

⚠️ Current state at Savannah[edit]

βœ… make check[edit]

πŸ› οΈ 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 πŸŽ‰[edit]

πŸ“ƒ 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.

πŸ“’ Announce final release[edit]

Completion Date:

β˜‘οΈ 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