I'm not sure what that means for Octave, which is an interpreted language. AFAIK, it would be unusual to be linking directly to Octave. So, I'm not sure an ABI break is meaningful in this context. But, I'm not a big octave user, so maybe I missed something.

On 12 April 2013 05:33, Orion Poplawski <orion@cora.nwra.com> wrote:
On 04/11/2013 05:24 PM, Rex Dieter wrote:
Susi Lehtola wrote:

Quoting Suresh Raja
Could someone update the GNU Octave in the EPEL repository to the
current version 3.6.4?

Can't. The EPEL6 branch is at 3.4.3, and a version upgrade is not
really allowed in the EPEL guidelines.

Why not?

Only mentions ABI changes or incompabilities.  Is this newer version known
to be incompatible in some way?

Yes, it is ABI in-compatible.

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