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Bug Fix List - 4.4.0 Release

The following bugs must be fixed prior to the next release. See also the 4.4.0 Release Checklist .

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Variable Editor BugsEdit

(blocker) bug #53409: Variable Editor QDockWidget panels not movable in KDE / Plasma Qt [Now also includes Qt versions 5.6.1 through 5.7.0, thus making this one pretty important.]

(blocker) bug #53392: [GUI] Octave crashes when moving Documentation pane within GUI onto another pane

WON'T FIX (blocker) bug #53276: GUI: undocked panes cannot be moved, or resized along upper border [This is actually a fairly extensive change that re-activates the default float/dock mechanisms including drag/drop outside the GUI and title-bar double click float/dock. Bug #53409 above is complicating testing for some KDE users.]

bug #52797: Undocked windows are small and of fixed size with KDE [The fix for Bug #53276 above will also cover this bug.]

bug #53410: Variable Editor: Title bar doesn't highlight according to focus rules [Will require testing to get user preference, but the current changeset attached should be adequate for release. Without the patch, will get many complaints from users, after the patch might get a few complaints.]

bug #53443: Variable Editor: openvar VAR should show the tab on which the variable editor is [Not top priority, but should be easy fix.]

Bugs marked as CrashEdit


  • Owner: ??? #39000 Can't override BLAS XERBLA handler on Windows

Bugs marked Configuration and Build SystemEdit

Bugs with severity >= 4Edit

  • Owner: ???? #53488: Windows README needs update to 4.4
  • Owner: ???? #52840: GUI hangs on use of uigetfile/uiputfile
  • Owner ???? #53540 compile error: libgui fails to build with Qt 4 FIXED
  • Owner ???? #53506 qp uses fix tolerance: ignores sqp tolerance argument
  • #53468 Octave 4.3.0+ can't load figures saved with previous versions still BIST missing
  • Owner ???? #53099 mkoctfile does not accept -O2
  • Owner ???? #52996 calling audiodevinfo() results in a segfault on exit when JACK sound server is running
  • Owner ???? #52792 imread: error accessing configuration and Octave crash on Windows
  • Owner ???? #52475 ode15 does not compile with Sundials >=3.0
  • Owner ???? #51960 mex or oct function in +package directory that shadows Octave function only works once
  • Owner ???? #51950 sparse qr may return a malformed sparse matrix R with out of bounds entries
  • Owner ???? #51779 bsxfun unit tests occasionally fail on certain random inputs
  • Owner ???? #47676 Cannot apply computed assignment to a variable defined after the code was parsed (e.g., in a script)
  • Owner ???? #43571 'pkg build ...' with dependencies
  • Owner jwe #42118 COW memory issues when extracting small slices from large arrays Won't fix for 4.4
  • Owner jwe #39257 handles to nested functions are not yet supported Won't fix for 4.4
  • Owner ???? #39000 Can't override BLAS XERBLA handler on Windows Libraries

Bugs marked as regressionsEdit

  • #52765 FreeSans default font is non portable in svg printout
  • #53543: new gammainc inaccurate for small real inputs [patch available].
  • #50756: display of objects in cell arrays and structs is suppressed
  • #53579 global variable deleted if in argument list

Bugs marked GUIEdit

Bugs related to Windows OSEdit

Other Bugs with PatchesEdit

Patches reviewed by "non-committing" developersEdit

Unreviewed patches that seem worth reviewingEdit

Feature requestsEdit

Other bug reports tagged as "patch submitted"Edit

Other BugsEdit

Potentially excluded bugsEdit

These bugs have been provisionally decided not to be blockers for 4.4.0. That doesn't mean they can't be fixed, if someone wants to fix them.

Bugs marked as CrashEdit

Other bugs marked as crash in SavannahEdit

Bugs marked configuration and build system in SavannahEdit

The following three bugs are minor, but closely related and two go back to 2012

Bugs marked as regression in SavannahEdit

Patch submittedEdit

Patches from Savannah patch collectionEdit

Matlab functions, by regular devsEdit

  • Owner: pantxo #9363 missing movie function

Matlab functions, needing major workEdit

Other open patches from SavannahEdit