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+Summary of important user-visible changes for sockets 1.2.0:
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+
+ ** The sockets package is now dependent on Octave versions >= 3.2.0
+
+ ** Functions now perform better input check to prevent accidental segfaults.
+
 Summary of important user-visible changes for sockets 1.0.8:
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