Online Developer Meeting (2021-03-23)

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Todays topics

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

Octave 7

  • Not only providing major releases that "fix Matlab incompatibilities".
  • Great new features for a great new release.
  • Code sprints.

Some idea collections so far:

  • "jwe priorities" in Category:Development#Goals_for_upcoming_releases, see also JWE Project Ideas
    • 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.
    • Refactor/rewrite code for handling load path.
    • Refactor/rewrite exist and which functions.
    • 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.
    • Replace the terminal widget in the GUI, see also https://octave.discourse.group/t/new-command-window-widget/501
    • Accept Matlab's new argument validation syntax in parser.

Ideas for next meeting

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