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Re: Upgrade to 3.0.3?

From: Thomas Weber
Subject: Re: Upgrade to 3.0.3?
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2009 22:35:16 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Thu, Jan 08, 2009 at 12:36:13PM -0800, gOS wrote:
> I have a limited amount of time to decide whether or not my company should do
> this, but I can't find specifically what has changed between 3.0.1 and
> 3.0.3. I'm trying to determine whether the upgrade is desired.

Look in the ChangeLogs from the source tarballs.

If you want to have a really short log, look at
Specifically, you need to look at the changes between the 3.0.1 tag and
the 3.0.3 tag.

> My only reasoning for NOT doing it is that mkoctfile did not work on my
> machine, a Windows XP machine. I imagine its because I was trying to use the
> same compiler as I was for 3.0.1, but 3.0.3 can't find the msvcr80.dll when
> I try to run my mex files (microsoft visual c++ runtime library (probably
> version 8.0?)).

Maybe Michael can answer this.

> Before I go off downloading and installing more Microsoft products, could
> you direct me to a change set or list of new features/fixes so that I can
> determine whether the upgrade will fix anything I would be concerned about?
> Much appreciated.

Generally, the 3.0 branch is in bugfix-only mode. So, if you are able to
overcome the .dll problem, I'd definitely consider upgrading.


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