Description of problem:
octave 3.8 has introduced some incompatibilities for swig. This was addressed upstream:
This patch applies cleanly (minus the changes to CHANGES.current) to 2.0.11.
I would really like this in rawhide so I can try to re-enable octave support for plplot. We could either apply this patch or start tracking the 3.0.0 upstream development. Preferences?
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I'm interested in supporting new octave too.
The SWIG-developers just released 3.0.0 beta1  about a week ago, which offers support for Octave 3.8.0+. I'd really vote +1 to rebase rawhide-branch to this.
This is fixed now in swig-2.0.12-1.fc21.