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:''This page contains links to pages of interest to Octave developers.''
 
:''This page contains links to pages of interest to Octave developers.''
  
== Getting started ==
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= 💡 Getting started 🔰 =
 
* [[Developer FAQ]] -- Start here.
 
* [[Developer FAQ]] -- Start here.
 
* [[Contribution guidelines]] for Octave
 
* [[Contribution guidelines]] for Octave
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** [[Octave style guide]]
 
** [[Octave style guide]]
 
** [[Help text style guide]]
 
** [[Help text style guide]]
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** [[Commit message guidelines]]
  
== Octave development ==
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= 🔬 Octave development =
  
=== [[:Category:Building|Building]] ===
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: {{Note|'''Attend our next [[meet | Online Developer Meeting]]''' 🙂💬 (See [[:Category:Meetings | all previous meetings]])}}
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== 🛠️ [[:Category:Building|Building]] ==
  
 
* [[Building]] -- General information how to build Octave from source.
 
* [[Building]] -- General information how to build Octave from source.
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* [[Continuous Build]] -- Check changes with [https://buildbot.net/ Buildbot].
 
* [[Continuous Build]] -- Check changes with [https://buildbot.net/ Buildbot].
 
* [[MXE]] -- Cross-compiling to MS Windows.
 
* [[MXE]] -- Cross-compiling to MS Windows.
* [[Enable large arrays: Build octave such that it can use arrays larger than 2Gb.|Large array support]] --
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* [[Enable large arrays: Build octave such that it can use arrays larger than 2Gb.|Large array support]]
  
==== Tools ====
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=== 🔧 Tools ===
  
 
* [[Mercurial]] -- How to use Octave's version control scheme, creating patches (changesets).
 
* [[Mercurial]] -- How to use Octave's version control scheme, creating patches (changesets).
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* [[:Category:Editors|Editors]] -- A list of editors supporting Octave syntax highlighting.
 
* [[:Category:Editors|Editors]] -- A list of editors supporting Octave syntax highlighting.
  
=== [[:Category:Testing|Testing]] ===
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== ⚖️ [[:Category:Testing|Testing]] ==
  
 
* [[Tests]]
 
* [[Tests]]
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* [[Add BIST tests for octave functions written in C++|BIST for C++ files]]
 
* [[Add BIST tests for octave functions written in C++|BIST for C++ files]]
  
=== Debugging ===
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== 🐞 Debugging ==
  
 
* [[Debugging Octave]] -- How to use [https://www.gnu.org/software/gdb/ gdb] to obtain stack traces.
 
* [[Debugging Octave]] -- How to use [https://www.gnu.org/software/gdb/ gdb] to obtain stack traces.
 
* [[Finding Memory Leaks]] -- How to use [https://www.valgrind.org/ valgrind].
 
* [[Finding Memory Leaks]] -- How to use [https://www.valgrind.org/ valgrind].
  
=== [[:Category:Releases|Releasing]] ===
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== 🎉 [[:Category:Releases|Releasing]] ==
  
* The next release will be '''GNU Octave 6.1'''. See the '''[[6.1 Release Checklist]]''' for more information.
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* The next minor release will be '''GNU Octave 7.2.0''' (a few months major release).
* [[:Category:Releases|Older releases]]
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* The next major release will be [[8.1 Release Checklist | '''GNU Octave 8.1.0''']] (beginning of 2023).
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* [[Release History]]
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* [[:Category:Releases|Old release checklists]]
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* "Nightly" Octave releases on https://octave.space
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== 🎯 Goals for upcoming releases ==
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As discussed in the [[Online Developer Meeting (2020-10-27)]], this wiki section is for a list of possible goals for the next release.  Although anyone may edit the wiki, '''this section is intended for active developers, not a place to dump wishlist items or feature requests'''.  Please create a subsection for your ideas/priorities.
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=== jwe priorities ===
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:''See also [[JWE Project Ideas]] for additional info about some of these items.''
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==== Large New Features ====
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* Compatible arguments block ([https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?func=detailitem&item_id=59405 some work has been done]; need to execute actions when functions are called)
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* Compatible local functions
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* Compatible string class
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** Define class itself ([[https://github.com/apjanke/octave-tablicious/inst initial implementation]?)
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** Construct strings objects from double quoted strings (painful transition).
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* Compatible table class ([https://github.com/apjanke/octave-tablicious initial implementation]?)
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* Create a low-level interface to HDF5 functions
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** Support Matlab's HDF5-based MAT file format using the proposed low-level interface to HDF5 functions
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** Allow all types of function handles to be saved and loaded
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** Allow [[classdef]] objects to be saved and loaded
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* Make import feature work
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==== Internal Improvements ====
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* Refactor/rewrite code for handling load path
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* Refactor/rewrite exist and which functions
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* Refactor function objects
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* Refactor broadcasting and make it work for sparse matrices
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* Replace the [[GUI terminal widget|terminal widget in the GUI]]
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* Write stack-based byte-code interpreter that doesn't result in deeply nested function calls to evaluate code
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* JIT compiler
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* Move more code inside octave namespace
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* Eliminate mutable class data where possible
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* Eliminate singleton objects
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* Use classdef for handle graphics?
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==== Other ====
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* Bug fixes, especially those related to compatibility issues
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* Work through the open bug reports for which patches have been submitted - review/apply/reject and close as many of these reports as possible
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= 💡 [[:Category:Project_Ideas|Project ideas]] and work in progress =
  
== [[:Category:Project_Ideas|Project ideas]] and work in progess ==
 
 
* [[Short projects]] -- Good starting point to get into the Octave development.
 
* [[Short projects]] -- Good starting point to get into the Octave development.
* [[Summer of Code Project Ideas]] -- Ideas page for GSoC, SOCIS, ... projects.
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* [[Summer of Code - Getting Started]] -- Ideas page for GSoC, SOCIS, ... projects.
 
* [[Projects]] -- Many things that would be nice to have done.
 
* [[Projects]] -- Many things that would be nice to have done.
 
** [[Classdef]] -- Define own data types using <code>classdef</code>.
 
** [[Classdef]] -- Define own data types using <code>classdef</code>.
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** [[Pythonic]] -- Calling Python functions directly from Octave.
 
** [[Pythonic]] -- Calling Python functions directly from Octave.
  
== Meetings ==
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= Other =
 
 
* Read about past [[:Category:Meetings | developer meetings]].
 
  
== Other ==
 
 
* [[Project Infrastructure]]
 
* [[Project Infrastructure]]
  
 
[[Category:Contents]]
 
[[Category:Contents]]

Latest revision as of 10:08, 7 April 2022

This page contains links to pages of interest to Octave developers.

💡 Getting started 🔰[edit]

🔬 Octave development[edit]

🛠️ Building[edit]

🔧 Tools[edit]

  • Mercurial -- How to use Octave's version control scheme, creating patches (changesets).
  • Doxygen -- Documentation for C++ files
  • ccache -- How to faster compile Octave.
  • Editors -- A list of editors supporting Octave syntax highlighting.

⚖️ Testing[edit]

🐞 Debugging[edit]

🎉 Releasing[edit]

🎯 Goals for upcoming releases[edit]

As discussed in the Online Developer Meeting (2020-10-27), this wiki section is for a list of possible goals for the next release. Although anyone may edit the wiki, this section is intended for active developers, not a place to dump wishlist items or feature requests. Please create a subsection for your ideas/priorities.

jwe priorities[edit]

See also JWE Project Ideas for additional info about some of these items.

Large New Features[edit]

  • Compatible arguments block (some work has been done; need to execute actions when functions are called)
  • Compatible local functions
  • Compatible string class
    • Define class itself ([initial implementation?)
    • Construct strings objects from double quoted strings (painful transition).
  • Compatible table class (initial implementation?)
  • Create a low-level interface to HDF5 functions
    • Support Matlab's HDF5-based MAT file format using the proposed low-level interface to HDF5 functions
    • Allow all types of function handles to be saved and loaded
    • Allow classdef objects to be saved and loaded
  • Make import feature work

Internal Improvements[edit]

  • Refactor/rewrite code for handling load path
  • Refactor/rewrite exist and which functions
  • Refactor function objects
  • Refactor broadcasting and make it work for sparse matrices
  • Replace the terminal widget in the GUI
  • Write stack-based byte-code interpreter that doesn't result in deeply nested function calls to evaluate code
  • JIT compiler
  • Move more code inside octave namespace
  • Eliminate mutable class data where possible
  • Eliminate singleton objects
  • Use classdef for handle graphics?

Other[edit]

  • Bug fixes, especially those related to compatibility issues
  • Work through the open bug reports for which patches have been submitted - review/apply/reject and close as many of these reports as possible

💡 Project ideas and work in progress[edit]

Other[edit]