On Thu, 31 Oct 2013, Riccardo (Jack) Lucchetti wrote:
On Thu, 31 Oct 2013, Allin Cottrell wrote:
> I'm wondering if people think it would be worth doing a fairly quick
> release of gretl 1.9.14. The reason I ask is that two rather unpleasant
> things have come up with 1.9.13:
> * In the quartz build of gretl for OS X the bundled version of gnuplot did
> not work properly in stand-alone mode. That is, if you selected "Gnuplot"
> from the Tools menu gnuplot started OK but wouldn't plot anything and
> couldn't find its help file.
> * In the apparatus for building a gfn function package, the parsing of
> "value labels" for integer function arguments was broken for the case
> where these label strings contained spaces.
> These things are now fixed in CVS and snapshots (along with a couple of
> other relatively minor bugs). Maybe we should push out a release before
> embarking on substantial new development in CVS?
> (I might just mention: some bugs associated with printf/sprintf, reported
> recently by Ignacio, were not present in 1.9.13, they were the result of
> some post-release changes -- and they're now fixed.)
Yes, I like the idea too. However, I'd like not to rush it:
* we Italians could use a bit more time to do some work on the translation
* perhaps we could test a few things a bit more thoroughly such as, for
example, function packages: I hadn't thought about the new ISO date format
and I had to introduce a quick fix into gig (which, thankfully, wasn't too
* a few more bugs could pop up in the meantime.
In practice, a couple of weeks would be ideal.
OK, a couple of weeks it is.