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Re: Version 6.0.2

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  • Subject: [mg85944] Re: [mg85900] Version 6.0.2
  • From: Bo Hu <bhu at>
  • Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 02:52:41 -0500 (EST)
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I don't seem to be able to find the release notes.  Besides the  
cosmetic change of the documentation system, the only thing I see of  
essence is some improvement of import/export.  What about bug fixes?   
It there a list of changes?


On Feb 27, 2008, at 4:25 AM, David Park wrote:

> My initial impression of Mathematica Version 6.0.2 is a  
> disappointment.
> 1) There is still no easy access to the list of  'standard  
> packages' that
> come with Mathematica. It quite difficult to find them. The  
> 'Virtual Book'
> that was posted on this group did have a list of these packages but  
> the WRI
> Virtual Book does not have them. (An indirect way to get links to  
> standard
> packages is to search *Package in the Documentation Center. But  
> this gives a
> lot of other stuff also.)
> 2) The worse new feature is that the palettes that come with  
> Mathematica
> will no longer remember their position and condition. If they are  
> not where
> you like them then each time you start up Mathematica you will  
> either have
> to live with it or adjust them anew. With 6.0 and 6.0.1 I was able  
> to change
> the preferences for the ColorScheme palette so it would remember its
> condition. I can no longer do this and none of the other palettes  
> remember
> thier state either. (One improved feature is that the  
> SpecialCharacters
> palette will now directly paste instead of select and then paste.)  
> If you
> like to control where the palettes are stay with 6.0.1,
> 3) I was hoping that the Format/StyleSheet menu would put a check  
> by the
> current style sheet in use for a notebook but this still has not  
> been fixed.
> And aside from this we still don't have the ability to write  
> Version 6 style
> documentation.
> -- 
> David Park
> djmpark at

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