These are downloads for developers and testers of Octave.app. This page contains prerelease software that may be buggy.
If you are an Octave.app user, you probably want to go to our main Download page instead.
The full release history, including all beta releases, can be found on our GitHub Releases page.
Current 6.x Series Releases
6.3.0 beta 1
Beta 1 for Octave.app 6.3.0.
6.2.0 beta 1
Beta 1 for Octave.app 6.2.0.
6.1.0 beta 1
Beta 1 for Octave.app 6.1.0.
Old 5.x Series Releases
Changes in 5.x
A Java JDK is now bundled with the Octave.app installation, so you no longer have to download and install a separate JDK yourself to enable Java support in Octave.
5.2.0 beta 2
Beta 2 for Octave.app 5.2.0, released April 25, 2020.
- Built against Qt 5.14.2
- 700 MB smaller install (by excluding Rust, which is a build-time-only dependency)
Older 4.x Series Releases
4.4.1-u2 beta 3
Beta 3 for Octave.app 4.4.1-u2, released March 9, 2020.
Changes since 4.4.1
This update includes:
- a hack to Qt to fix spurious “FSEvents sync assertion failed” warnings in the command window.
- a hack to fix an “unable to register help file” Qt error
- Built against OpenJDK 11 instead of Oracle JDK 8.