Despite my occasional recent murmurings to get a release out, which
fall by the wayside as more pressing matters arise, I really would
like to do a 0.98.4 ASAP. Part of the reason is that there are lots
of great features and bug fixes that should be more easily accessible
to others (in particular Jae-Joon's fantastic work), part of the
reason is that the website gallery is getting farther apart from the
last released version, and part of the reason is that I am giving a
talk on Dec 12th to the NIPS "machine learning and open source
software" (MLOSS) conference.
John Eaton, of Octave fame, is the other invited speaker to this
session, and I want to put our best face forward.
I would like to do the release this weekend if Charlie has time
(Charlie?). So please get your bugfixes and cleanups in over the next
couple of days, and let me know if there are any other critical
show-stopper problems or critical bugs that should hold up the
And if you have any extra time to spend taking out a few bugs on the
tracker over the next couple of days, that would be great.