Online Developer Meeting (2020-07-28)

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Todays topics

  • Meet and greet 5 minutes before meeting (audio testing).

Octave 6 release status

  • 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. Please report them.
  • 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.

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