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== Kickoff ==
=== Update gnulib to latest version ===
:Completion Date:
:Must occur first as it could resolve existing, or create new, bug reports. You should run <code>./bootstrap</code> in the source tree after updating to the new gnulib version.
=== File bug reports ===
:Completion Date:
* Put out a general call for reports on maintainers@octave.org and help@octave.org mailing-list for all outstanding unreported known bugs.
=== Review submitted patches on Savannah ===
:Completion Date:
* Submitted patches from '''bug tracker''' included.
* Submitted patches from '''patch tracker''' included.
=== Review open bugs on Savannah ===
:Completion Date:
* Review bugs and update to correct category, such as "Patch submitted", correct title if necessary.
* Add "must-fix" items to [[6.1 Release Bug Fix List]].
=== GPL License activities ===
:Completion Date:
* Update copyright statements for all source controlled files.
* Update dates in any other locations (launch message, citation, MXE files, etc.).
* Add any new contributors to {{Path|contributors.in}} who wish to be mentioned (don't add them without permission).
=== Style-check code base ===
:Completion Date:
: This will produce lots of whitespace changes, but no behavior changes. '''Must occur after patches have been added''', since whitespace changes can prevent patches from applying
* m-file style check
* C++ style check
== Repeat until all bugs are resolved ==
:Completion Date first iteration:
=== Review documentation ===
* Grammar check documentation.
* Spell check documentation.
* Verify no functions missing from manual.
* Verify deprecated functions removed from "see also" links.
* Verify all formats (Info, HTML, PDF) build correctly.
* Review {{Path|NEWS}} for any features which should be announced.
* Update major version number in "@subtitle Edition XXX" in {{Path|octave.texi}}.
=== Localization and Internationalization ===
* Update language translation files (*.ts).
* Create issue report on Savannah as a centralized location for uploading files.
* Submit call for translations for GUI strings.
* Push translations provided by translators.
=== Run lint checker on code base ===
* Compiling with <code>-fsanitize=undefined</code>, <code>--enable-address-sanitizer-flags</code> and running <code>make check</code> to check for memory leaks. Other tools <code>cppcheck</code>, etc.
** PVS static analyzer results [[PVS static analyzer - 5.0 Release]].
=== <code>make check</code> ===
* Verify <code>make check</code> is passing on all buildbot combinations of OS and compilers.
* Start discussion on maintainers@octave.org about which failing tests that must be fixed.
* Identify and fix any tests determined critical in step above.
=== Create new release candidate ===
* Update {{Path|configure.ac}}:
** <code>AC_INIT</code>
** <code>OCTAVE_API_VERSION</code>
** <code>OCTAVE_RELEASE_DATE</code>
* Verify <code>make distcheck</code> passes.
* Verify <code>make dist</code> works.
* hg tag repository with release candidate ID
* Create [[Windows Installer]].
* Upload release candidates.
* Add release candidate version to Savannah bug tracker.
* Announce release candidate to Octave-Maintainers, Octave-Help, on web page.
== Final Release ==
=== Update version information ===
:Completion Date:
* Update {{Path|configure.ac}}:
** <code>AC_INIT</code>
** <code>OCTAVE_API_VERSION</code>
** <code>OCTAVE_RELEASE_DATE</code>
* Update {{Path|NEWS}} (final release date).
* Update {{Path|CITATION}} (version, year, URL).
* Update {{Path|org.octave.Octave.appdata.xml}} (version number and release date).
* Create hg tag in repository with release version number.
* Merge default onto stable to become the current stable release.
* Update Savannah bug tracker version info.
* Remove release candidate versions from Savannah.
=== Announce final release ===
:Completion Date:
* Octave mailing-lists
* Octave web site
* This wiki
== Post-Release ==
:Completion Date:
* Update {{Path|configure.ac}} (AC_INIT, OCTAVE_MAJOR_VERSION, OCTAVE_MINOR_VERSION, OCTAVE_PATCH_VERSION) to next release cycle.
* Update oct file API version number ({{Path|configure.ac}} <code>OCTAVE_API_VERSION</code>).
* Remove all deprecated functions (either <code>OCTAVE_DEPRECATED</code> in C++ or scripts/deprecated for m-files) scheduled for deletion in "default" branch.
* Move {{Path|NEWS}} file to backup in {{Path|etc/NEWS.X}}.
* Create new {{Path|NEWS}} file.

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