bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #55624, Windows README needs update to 5.x


bug #55624: Windows README needs update to 5.x

Submitted by:  Hartmut <hardy>
Submitted on:  Fri 01 Feb 2019 06:39:18 PM UTC  
Category:  Documentation Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Documentation
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  John Donoghue <lostbard>
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  5.0.90 Operating System:  Microsoft Windows

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Wed 06 Feb 2019 07:04:10 PM UTC, comment #5: 

I changed the version to be 5 instead of 5.0 and removed the bit about C++.

John W. Eaton <jwe>
Project Administrator
Wed 06 Feb 2019 06:46:14 PM UTC, comment #4: 

For the main "good news" in Octave 5: All that comes to my mind (when reading through the news file) is "improved Matlab compatibility". So maybe we should only delete the "C++ code cleanup" part from this Windows README file and then leave it. as done.

Hartmut <hardy>
Wed 06 Feb 2019 06:32:12 PM UTC, comment #3: 

Octave 5 sounds ok to me.

Any suggestions on what to put instead of the improvements in matlab ?

John Donoghue <lostbard>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Wed 06 Feb 2019 06:23:35 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Thanks for this patch.

Do we want to adjust anything else for the upcoming Octave 5 release? This (Windows only) file currently says:

Thank you for installing GNU Octave!

Octave 5.0 is a major release with many improvements in Matlab compatibility
as well as significant cleanup of the core C++ code.

A full list of changes can be found in the Release Notes from the News menu.


  • Is the upcoming version number really "5.0", or is it "5.1" or maybe we should call it just "Octave 5" and not update this file so often?
  • Is the rest of this text (main improvements are Matlab compatibility and C++ code cleanup) properly reflecting what it the "good news" about this new Octave version?
Hartmut <hardy>
Wed 06 Feb 2019 11:24:19 AM UTC, comment #1: 
John Donoghue <lostbard>
Project MemberIn charge of this item.
Fri 01 Feb 2019 06:39:18 PM UTC, original submission:  

In the Octave MXE repository the file README.html still mentions Octave 4.4 and not the upcoming version 5.x. (This is also true for the Octave 5.0.90 Windows exe-installer from alpha.gnu.org.)

Hartmut <hardy>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2019-02-17 rik5 StatusReady For Test => Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2019-02-06 lostbard StatusNone => Ready For Test
        Assigned toNone => lostbard
    2019-02-01 rik5 Carbon-CopyRemoved 72865 => -
    2019-02-01 rik5 SummaryWindows REAME needs uptdate to 5.x => Windows README needs update to 5.x

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