Here are some comments on fixes for recently reported bugs. Some of
the bugs in question were not present in the 2020a release, but I'm
afraid that's how the "devel" phase between releases sometimes goes:
two steps forward but one (inadvertant) step back!
Just to be clear: the things I'm describing as fixed below are fixed
in the git sources and also in the current snapshots. The fixes will
be incorporated in the next release, gretl-2022b, when it appears.
* Crash on estimating an ARIMA model on Mac M1. That was due to the
absence of a native function for division of complex numbers on the
M1 (ARM) processor. Workaround: write our own complex division
function for use on ARM.
* Crash on opening certain comma-separated data files, with long
column headings such as "observation_date", on Macs. Our bad, we
weren't allocating a long enough buffer for such names. We didn't
spot this earlier because Linux and Windows didn't object, but they
should have; macOS was right to flag an error.
* Trouble, including a potential crash, on saving models to the
gretl "Icon view", and on trying to add them to the "Model table".
This was a newly introduced bug.
* Out-of-date links to materials about building gretl on Windows,
following our migration from Wake Forest University to Sourceforge
for some of our services.
* Crash on dragging a file from the OS into gretl's "File Save"
dialog (this was an action we were not expecting!)
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