Online Developer Meeting (2020-07-28)
Todays topics Edit
Meet and greet 5 minutes before meeting (audio testing).
Octave 6 release status Edit We should create a first release candidate (RC) Octave 6.0.90 soon. Base for discussing and working on further bug findings.
Still hard to fix blocking bugs
Bug with graphic handles while closing Octave (bug
#58814) was reported. This happens when exit is called from a script or when directly calling exit after running the script in the CLI. How to properly handle graphics callbacks during exit? 32-bit MS Windows builds
ode15 with Sundials make problems (bug
#58795). Maybe already solved. Precision problems failing the test suite (bug
#58807). Solvable by requiring SSE2 instructions. Go ahead with it. Unreported GUI problems. Done with (bug #58844). Are there breaking changes in Octave 6 to inform package maintainers? No, only deprecated functions are now removed.
Add script to start GDB session from Octave for debugging, see Debugging Octave. Changes about the mailing-list advertisements
Are there sports left where the help mailing-list is advertised, e.g. GUI? Maybe not. Get rid of nabble? (Discussion was short here)
Octave 7 ideas Edit Range datatype
Should Octave support numeric operations on them?
There was a thread on the maintainers mailing-list by jwe. Open discourse thread about it. Loading and saving
Octave load/save supports a bunch of data types (mat v4, text, ascii, ...)
Deprecate some of them? Open Discourse discussion about it.
Large array support for Octave's own storage types?
Storage of nested functions in mat v4 in Matlab possible? Focus on the HDF5 format in the future. Matlab prioritizes it too, external tools for viewing the files available.
Support classdef load/save.
Code sprints Edit There was a suggestion to have online code sprints, dedicated to one particular topic, as addition to the online developer meetings. Ideas for next meeting Edit