--- a/NEWS
+++ b/NEWS
@@ -1,10 +1,10 @@
 Summary of important user-visible changes for releases of the control package
 
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-control-2.4.5   Release Date: 2013-mm-dd   Release Manager: Lukas Reichlin
-===============================================================================
-
-** Compatibility to GNU Octave 4.0
+control-2.4.5   Release Date: 2013-10-07   Release Manager: Lukas Reichlin
+===============================================================================
+
+** Compatibility to GNU Octave 3.8
    Replaced line continuation marker "\" by "..." to avoid deprecated syntax
    warning.  (Thanks to John W. Eaton)