In yesterday’s online developer meeting, we decided to release Octave 6.4.0 before starting the release cycle for Octave 7.
We currently plan to merge the default to the stable branch possibly at some time in November. So, the first Octave 7 can be released around the end of this year or early 2022.
There were not many major changes on the stable branch since the release of Octave 6.3.0. Nevertheless, it is probably a good idea to keep the stable branch on Octave 6.x during a few weeks after a possible release.
It might also be a good idea to make a release candidate before the actual release.
That means that a “good” release date for Octave 6.4.0 would probably be some time during October.
Are there any changes that should be made before we start the release process?
I didn’t think of it yesterday. But ISTR that a new release of sparsersb was mentioned in some bug reports. I didn’t see any official announcement. (I might have missed it.) But it might be nice to update MXE Octave to that newer version before the release.