We're planning to release gretl 1.9.6 before long -- probably a
couple of weeks from now -- and in the meantime we'd much appreciate
it if you could help us hunt down bugs, so that we can make the best
If you have old gretl scripts to hand, please try running them and
check that they still work. And if you have a record of results,
please check that the current results agree with the old ones.
Also -- since checking the gretl GUI for breakage is not so easy as
checking scripts -- please see if you can find time to do things
using the graphical interface and look out for anything wrong.
Send your reports of bugs to this list, or use the bug-tracker at
Sourceforge if you prefer:
For now, however, please hold back on feature requests -- we're
focused on finding bugs.
Please bear in mind a couple of important points:
1) Your reports will be much more valuable if you're using gretl
that you have build yourself from current CVS, or else the current
snapshot for MS Windows
or Mac OS X.
Many bugs in the last release (gretl 1.9.5) have already been fixed.
2) Some older gretl scripts will not work because the scripts
thenselves contain bugs. Current gretl catches (for example) the
syntax error of writing
scalar x = 2*(3 + 4)/y)
which has an extraneous trailing ')'. This was fixed just today
(2011-09-04). I was surprised at how many scripts in my collection
exemplified this error.