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Re: difference between octave2.1 and octave2.9?

On Sunday 03 September 2006 09:38, Tshepang Lekhonkhobe wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm interested in knowing the differences between these two. If
> octave2.9, which is supposedly superior to 2.1, is stable, why do we
> still have both in the archive?

There are still some things that work with octave 2.1 but do not work with 
octave 2.9.  For example, texmacs which could be used as octave's GUI, works 
well with octave 2.1 but the plugin is not yet updated for octave 2.9 . More 
details can be found at 

While this may not explain the reason for existence of both versions, it does 
justify having both IMHO. People who want latest version without the need of 
a GUI can use octave 2.9 while people who need a GUI can use octave 2.1 with 



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