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Re: Do Mathematica applications EVER get updated?

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  • Subject: [mg66191] Re: Do Mathematica applications EVER get updated?
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
  • Date: Wed, 3 May 2006 02:45:58 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <e36vlj$n8n$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi,

why not ask the individual developer ??
At least for my package I can tell you that I'm
working on the next version and it should be
finished at the end of the year.

The Digital Image Processing package is also active
developed and I'm sure the Mariusz Jankowski is
working on the next version.

Regards
   Jens

Nasser Abbasi wrote:
> Is it worth buying more Mathematica applications?
> 
> I am asking, because it seems these applications are hardly ever being 
> updated.
> 
> Look at the structural mechanics application
> 
> http://documents.wolfram.com/applications/structural/index.html
> 
> It is still version 1, and the copyright shows it was published in 1999. 
> This is 7 years ago !! This is like a million years ago in computer software 
> time.
> 
> The control systems application
> http://documents.wolfram.com/applications/control/FrontMatter/0.2.html
> 
> Still at version 2.2 since January 2003. This is 4 years ago without any 
> single update.
> 
> The Signals and Systems application
> http://www.wolfram.com/products/applications/signals/
> 
> Still at version 1.2.1 from 1995 (this is 11 years ago).
> 
> And I can go on and on.
> 
> Another big problem is that it is almost impossible to figure what version 
> number these application are at and when was the last version released. It 
> is as if this is intentionally kept hidden.  Look at the mechanical system 
> package
> 
> http://www.wolfram.com/products/applications/mechsystems/
> 
> It says at the top "NEW VERSION". but no version number or when was this 
> version released. When you scroll to the bottom of the page, it says 
> mechanical system 2. Then it says 1994-2005.  Whatever this is supposed to 
> mean is anyone's guess.
> 
> Can any one from the company explain all of this?
> 
> I was about to buy the structural mechanics package, but last minute when I 
> checked the date on it, and that it was still version 1 since 1999, I closed 
> the window and did not buy it. It is clear that there are many dead 
> applications that are not being maintained and are still being sold to 
> customers.
> 
> Nasser 
> 


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