March 7, 2014
Version 3.8.1 has been released and is now available for download. Octave 3.8.1 is a major new release. See the NEWS file for a list of user-visible changes.
December 31, 2013
Version 3.8.0 has been released and is now available for download. Octave 3.8.0 is a major new release. See the NEWS file for a list of user-visible changes.
Registrations for OctConf 2013 are now open!
February 21, 2013
Version 3.6.4 has been released and is now available for download. Octave 3.6.4 is a minor bug-fixing release. See the NEWS file for a list of user-visible changes since 3.4.
January 28, 2013
OctConf 2013 will take place in Milano, Italy during June 24-26, 2013. All Octave users, developers, and enthusiasts are welcome to attend!
August 1, 2012
ESA approved two students to work for Octave under the SOCIS mentorship programme! Congratulations to Wendy Liu and Andrius Sutas who will be working on finishing the Agora website and low-level I/O respectively.
July 18, 2012
Octave has been accepted into SOCIS. We're now hiring for one position!
July 16, 2012
OctConf 2012 is currently underway.
June 8, 2012
Planet Octave is up, which is a collection of blogs related to Octave. At the moment, it's principally dedicated to the blogs from students working under Google Summer of Code.
May 31, 2012
Version 3.6.2 has been released and is now available for download. Octave 3.6.2 is a minor bug-fixing release. See the NEWS file for a list of user-visible changes since 3.4.
April 23, 2012
Octave will be participating in Google Summer of Code 2012 with three students. Congratulations to Max Brister, Jacob Dawid, and Benjamin Lewis who will be working respectively on JIT compiling, finishing our native GUI, and least squares spectral analysis.
February 22, 2012
Version 3.6.1 has been released and is now available for download. Octave 3.6.1 is a major new release. See the NEWS file for a list of user-visible changes.
February 1, 2012
OctConf 2012 will take place during July 16-20 2012. All Octave users and developers invited!
October 10, 2011
Version 3.4.3 has been released and is now available for ftp. Octave 3.4.3 is a bug fixing release.
August 15, 2011
Following the success of the first sprint, we will be having a second sprint on September 3, 2011. The details are again at Code Sprints.
July 16, 2011
First Octave code sprint to occur on July 16th, 2011. Bring your coffee and come mingle with other Octave programmers while we race to beat a coding goal. See Code Sprints for all the details.
June 24, 2011
Version 3.4.2 has been released and is now available for ftp. Octave 3.4.2 fixes some minor installation problems that affected version 3.4.1. See the __OCTAVE_HTTP__(`NEWS-3.4.html', `NEWS') file for a list of changes.
June 15, 2011
Version 3.4.1 has been released and is now available for ftp. Octave 3.4.1 is primarily a bug fixing release. See the __OCTAVE_HTTP__(`NEWS-3.4.html', `NEWS') file for a list of changes since the previous release.
February 8, 2011
Version 3.4.0 has been released and is now available for ftp. Octave 3.4.0 is a major new release. See the __OCTAVE_HTTP__(`NEWS-3.4.html', `NEWS') file for a list of user-visible changes.
November 19, 2010
A new snapshot of the current development version of Octave is available for ftp (3.3.54). You should only be using this version if you are interested in testing the latest features and don't mind hitting the occasional bug. Note that this snapshot is available from alpha.gnu.org, not ftp.octave.org
October 19, 2010
A new snapshot of the current development version of Octave is available for ftp (3.3.53). You should only be using this version if you are interested in testing the latest features and don't mind hitting the occasional bug.
August 1, 2010
A new snapshot of the current development version of Octave is available for ftp (3.3.52). You should only be using this version if you are interested in testing the latest features and don't mind hitting the occasional bug.
March 24, 2010
A new snapshot of the current development version of Octave is available for ftp (3.3.51). You should only be using this version if you are interested in testing the latest features and don't mind hitting the occasional bug.
March 24, 2010
We are now using the __HTTP__(`bugs.octave.org', `a bug tracker') to manage bug reports instead of the bug@octave.org mailing list. For now, the list will continue to function, but you are strongly encouraged to use the tracker instead.
January 28, 2010
Version 3.2.4 has been released and is now available for ftp. Octave 3.2.4 is a bug-fixing release __OCTAVE_HTTP__(`NEWS-3.2.html', `NEWS') file for a list of user-visible changes in the 3.2.x series.
September 21, 2009
Version 3.2.3 has been released and is now available for ftp. Octave 3.2.3 is a bug-fixing release __OCTAVE_HTTP__(`NEWS-3.2.html', `NEWS') file for a list of user-visible changes in the 3.2.x series.
September 12, 2009
A new snapshot of the current development version of Octave is available for ftp (3.3.50). You should only be using this version if you are interested in testing the latest features and don't mind hitting the occasional bug.
July 22, 2009
Version 3.2.2 has been released and is now available for ftp. Octave 3.2.2 is a bug-fixing release __OCTAVE_HTTP__(`NEWS-3.2.html', `NEWS') file for a list of user-visible changes in the 3.2.x series.
June 6, 2009
Version 3.2.0 has been released and is now available for ftp. Octave 3.2.0 is a major new release. See the __OCTAVE_HTTP__(`NEWS-3.2.html', `NEWS') file for a list of user-visible changes.
April 8, 2009
Version 3.0.5 has been released and is now available for ftp. Octave 3.0.5 fixes a serious file reading bug that was discovered just after the 3.0.4 release.
April 2, 2009
Version 3.0.4 has been released and is now available for ftp. Octave 3.0.4 is a bug-fixing release. Most bugs reported since the release of version 3.0.3 have been fixed. Please note that Octave 3.0 is significantly different from Octave 2.1.x, particularly with regard to graphics, path handling, and built-in variables. Please read the __OCTAVE_HTTP__(`NEWS-3.html', `NEWS') file.
March 26, 2009
A new snapshot of the current development version of Octave is available for ftp (3.1.55). You should only be using this version if you are interested in testing the latest features and don't mind hitting the occasional bug.
March 7, 2009
A new snapshot of the current development version of Octave is available for ftp (3.1.54). You should only be using this version if you are interested in testing the latest features and don't mind hitting the occasional bug.
February 9, 2009
A new snapshot of the current development version of Octave is available for ftp. You should only be using this version if you are interested in testing the latest features and don't mind hitting the occasional bug.
October 10, 2008
Version 3.0.3 has been released and is now available for ftp. Octave 3.0.3 is a bug-fixing release. Most bugs reported since the release of version 3.0.2 have been fixed. Please note that Octave 3.0 is significantly different from Octave 2.1.x, particularly with regard to graphics, path handling, and built-in variables. Please read the __OCTAVE_HTTP__(`NEWS-3.html', `NEWS') file.
August 14, 2008
Version 3.0.2 has been released and is now available for ftp. Octave 3.0.2 is a bug-fixing release. Most bugs reported since the release of version 3.0.1 have been fixed. Please note that Octave 3.0 is significantly different from Octave 2.1.x, particularly with regard to graphics, path handling, and built-in variables. Please read the __OCTAVE_HTTP__(`NEWS-3.html', `NEWS') file.
April 21, 2008
Version 3.0.1 has been released and is now available for ftp. Octave 3.0.1 is a bug-fixing release. Most bugs reported since the release of version 3.0.0 have been fixed. Please note that Octave 3.0 is significantly different from Octave 2.1.x, particularly with regard to graphics, path handling, and built-in variables. Please read the __OCTAVE_HTTP__(`NEWS-3.html', `NEWS') file.
December 21, 2007
Version 3.0.0 has been released and is now available for ftp. Please note that Octave 3.0 is significantly different from Octave 2.1.x, particularly with regard to graphics, path handling, and built-in variables. Please read the __OCTAVE_HTTP__(`NEWS-3.html', `NEWS') file.
December 11, 2007
Version 2.9.19 is now available for ftp and is the new "testing" (also "recommended") version. As noted on the download page, 2.9.19 is a pre-release version of Octave 3.0. It is significantly different from Octave 2.1.x, particularly with regard to graphics, path handling, and built-in variables. Please read the __OCTAVE_HTTP__(`NEWS-3.html', `NEWS') file. __MAIL_THREAD__(`maintainers', `2007', `December', `005259')
December 5, 2007
Version 2.9.18 is now available for ftp and is the new "testing" (also "recommended") version. As noted on the download page, 2.9.18 is a pre-release version of Octave 3.0. It is significantly different from Octave 2.1.x, particularly with regard to graphics, path handling, and built-in variables. Please read the __OCTAVE_HTTP__(`NEWS-3.html', `NEWS') file. __MAIL_THREAD__(`maintainers', `2007', `December', `005913')
November 10, 2007
Version 2.9.17 is now available for ftp and is the new "testing" (also "recommended") version. As noted on the download page, 2.9.17 is a pre-release version of Octave 3.0. It is significantly different from Octave 2.1.x, particularly with regard to graphics, path handling, and built-in variables. Please read the __OCTAVE_HTTP__(`NEWS-3.html', `NEWS') file. __MAIL_THREAD__(`maintainers', `2007', `November', `004842')
October 31, 2007
Version 2.9.16 is now available for ftp and is the new "testing" (also "recommended") version. As noted on the download page, 2.9.16 is a pre-release version of Octave 3.0. It is significantly different from Octave 2.1.x, particularly with regard to graphics, path handling, and built-in variables. Please read the __OCTAVE_HTTP__(`NEWS-3.html', `NEWS') file. __MAIL_THREAD__(`maintainers', `2007', `October', `004645')
October 13, 2007
Version 2.9.15 is now available for ftp and is the new "testing" (also "recommended") version. As noted on the download page, 2.9.15 is a pre-release version of Octave 3.0. It is significantly different from Octave 2.1.x, particularly with regard to graphics, path handling, and built-in variables. Please read the __OCTAVE_HTTP__(`NEWS-3.html', `NEWS') file. __MAIL_THREAD__(`maintainers', `2007', `October', `004352')
September 17, 2007
Version 2.9.14 is now available for ftp and is the new "testing" (also "recommended") version. As noted on the download page, 2.9.14 is a pre-release version of Octave 3.0. It is significantly different from Octave 2.1.x, particularly with regard to graphics, path handling, and built-in variables. Please read the __OCTAVE_HTTP__(`NEWS-3.html', `NEWS') file. __MAIL_THREAD__(`maintainers', `2007', `September', `004002')
July 25, 2007
Version 2.9.13 is now available for ftp and is the new "testing" (also "recommended") version. As noted on the download page, 2.9.13 is a pre-release version of Octave 3.0. It is significantly different from Octave 2.1.x, particularly with regard to graphics, path handling, and built-in variables. Please read the __OCTAVE_HTTP__(`NEWS-3.html', `NEWS') file. __MAIL_THREAD__(`maintainers', `2007', `July', `003572')
May 23, 2007
Version 2.9.12 is now available for ftp and is the new "testing" (also "recommended") version. As noted on the download page, 2.9.12 is a pre-release version of Octave 3.0. It is significantly different from Octave 2.1.x, particularly with regard to graphics, path handling, and built-in variables. Please read the __OCTAVE_HTTP__(`NEWS-3.html', `NEWS') file. __MAIL_THREAD__(`maintainers', `2007', `May', `002949')
May 22, 2007
Version 2.9.11 is now available for ftp and is the new "testing" (also "recommended") version. As noted on the download page, 2.9.11 is a pre-release version of Octave 3.0. It is significantly different from Octave 2.1.x, particularly with regard to graphics, path handling, and built-in variables. Please read the __OCTAVE_HTTP__(`NEWS-3.html', `NEWS') file. __MAIL_THREAD__(`maintainers', `2007', `May', `002932')
March 27, 2007
Version 2.9.10 is now available for ftp. __MAIL_THREAD__(`maintainers', `2007', `March', `002372')
March 1, 2007
Thanks to Bob Weigel and Nabble, it is now possible to __HTTP__(`www.nabble.com/Octave-f1895.html', `search') the contents of the Octave mailing lists all the way back to the beginning of time (around 1992).
December 7, 2006
A new graphics branch of the code is now in the works to keep all graphics data in Octave to improve compatibility with Matlab and facilitate newer graphics back-ends. __MAIL_THREAD__(`maintainers', `2006', `December', `001435')
October 2, 2006
Version 2.9.9 is now available for ftp. __MAIL_THREAD__(`maintainers', `2006', `October', `000743')
August 24, 2006
Version 2.9.8 is now available for ftp. __MAIL_THREAD__(`maintainers', `2006', `August', `000500')
July 28, 2006
Version 2.9.7 is now available for ftp. __MAIL_THREAD__(`maintainers', `2006', `July', `000431')
July 27, 2006
Fairly complete support for Matlab's MEX interface has been added to the Octave CVS archive and will be part of the 2.9.7 shapshot. Please see __MAIL_THREAD__(`maintainers', `2006', `July', `000424') for more details.
June 29, 2006
Please see this __MAIL_THREAD__(`maintainers', `2006', `June', `000309') if you are having trouble compiling Octave 2.9.6 with GCC 3.x. After applying the patch, you'll need to run autogen.sh and configure again. This means you'll need to have a recent version of autoconf installed. Or, you can upgrade to GCC 4.x or you can wait for 2.9.7. So many options!
June 9, 2006
Version 2.9.6 is now available for ftp. __MAIL_THREAD__(`maintainers', `2006', `June', `000281')
May 26, 2006
Function file cacheing has been improved with hopefully major speedups when calling m-file functions. __MAIL_THREAD__(`maintainers', `2006', `May', `000230')
May 21, 2006
Octave-forge is being cleaned up by moving core functions into the main Octave distribution. __MAIL_THREAD__(`maintainers', `2006', `May', `000195')
May 11, 2006
Path manipulation was significantly cleaned up. Now instead of manipulating the LOADPATH variable, you can use the addpath, rmpath, and path functions. __MAIL_THREAD__(`maintainers', `2006', `May', `000147')
May 3, 2006
To enable XML reading, mat2cell was developed along with significantly more efficient versions of regexp and regexprep. __MAIL_THREAD__(`maintainers', `2006', `May', `000025')
May 2, 2006
All warn_* built-in variables were removed and replaced by warning identifiers that may be used with the warning function. For example, warn_divide_by_zero = false; would now be warning ("off", "Octave:divide-by-zero");. __MAIL_THREAD__(`maintainers', `2006', `May', `000044')
March 23, 2006
Versions 2.1.73 and 2.9.5 are now available for ftp.
November 11, 2005
Versions 2.1.72 and 2.9.4 are now available for ftp.
May 18, 2005
Version 2.9.3 is now available for ftp.
May 5, 2005
Version 2.1.70 is now available for ftp.
April 22, 2005
Version 2.9.2 is now available for ftp.
March 29, 2005
Version 2.1.69 is now available for ftp.
March 27, 2005
Version 2.1.68 is now available for ftp.
Version 2.9.1 is now available for ftp.
March 15, 2005
Version 2.9.0 is now available for ftp. This snapshot is the first in the series leading to Octave 3.0.
March 4, 2005
Version 2.1.67 is now available for ftp.
February 24, 2005
Version 2.1.66 is now available for ftp.
February 18, 2005
Version 2.1.65 is now available for ftp.
December 3, 2004
Version 2.1.64 is now available for ftp.
November 17, 2004
Version 2.1.63 is now available for ftp. The CVS archive has been split to allow work to proceed toward Octave 3.0 while also stabilizing a 2.1.x version.