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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 =
 
= 🔬 Octave development =
  
: {{Note|Attend our [[:Category:Meetings | Monthly developer meetings]].}}
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: {{Note|'''Attend our next [[meet | Online Developer Meeting]]''' 🙂💬 (See [[:Category:Meetings | all previous meetings]])}}
  
 
== 🛠️ [[:Category:Building|Building]] ==
 
== 🛠️ [[:Category:Building|Building]] ==
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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 ===
 
=== 🔧 Tools ===
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== 🎉 [[:Category:Releases|Releasing]] ==
 
== 🎉 [[:Category:Releases|Releasing]] ==
  
* The next major release will be '''GNU Octave 7.1'''. The release procedure has not yet started. Use '''[[6.1 Release Checklist]]''' as template for organization.
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* The next major release will be [[7.1 Release Checklist | '''GNU Octave 7.1.0''']] (beginning of 2022).
* [[:Category:Releases|Older releases]]
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* The next minor release will be '''GNU Octave 7.2.0''' (after major release).
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* [[Release History]]
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* [[:Category:Releases|Old release checklists]]
 
* "Nightly" Octave releases on https://octave.space
 
* "Nightly" Octave releases on https://octave.space
  
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:''See also [[JWE Project Ideas]] for additional info about some of these items.''
 
:''See also [[JWE Project Ideas]] for additional info about some of these items.''
  
* Bug fixes, especially those related to compatibility issues.
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==== Large New Features ====
* 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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* 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)
* Refactor/rewrite code for handling load path.
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* Compatible local functions
* Refactor/rewrite exist and which functions.
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* Compatible string class
* Create a low-level interface to HDF5 functions.
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** Define class itself ([[https://github.com/apjanke/octave-tablicious/inst initial implementation]?)
* Support Matlab's HDF5-based MAT file format using the proposed low-level interface to HDF5 functions.
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** Construct strings objects from double quoted strings (painful transition).
** Allow all types of function handles to be saved and loaded.
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* Compatible table class ([https://github.com/apjanke/octave-tablicious initial implementation]?)
** Allow [[classdef]] objects to be saved and loaded.
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* Create a low-level interface to HDF5 functions
* Replace the [[GUI terminal widget|terminal widget in the GUI]].
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** Support Matlab's HDF5-based MAT file format using the proposed low-level interface to HDF5 functions
* Accept Matlab's new argument validation syntax in parser.
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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
  
 
= 💡 [[:Category:Project_Ideas|Project ideas]] and work in progress =
 
= 💡 [[:Category:Project_Ideas|Project ideas]] and work in progress =

Latest revision as of 17:32, 23 November 2021

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

💡 Getting started 🔰Edit

🔬 Octave developmentEdit

🛠️ BuildingEdit

🔧 ToolsEdit

  • 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.

⚖️ TestingEdit

🐞 DebuggingEdit

🎉 ReleasingEdit

🎯 Goals for upcoming releasesEdit

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 prioritiesEdit

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

Large New FeaturesEdit

  • 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 ImprovementsEdit

  • 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?

OtherEdit

  • 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 progressEdit

OtherEdit