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Re: Re: Re: Version 6.0.2

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  • Subject: [mg86007] Re: [mg85969] Re: [mg85948] Re: [mg85900] Version 6.0.2
  • From: DrMajorBob <drmajorbob at bigfoot.com>
  • Date: Sat, 1 Mar 2008 04:45:30 -0500 (EST)
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> If you read the web page linked below

That requires knowing about the page, does it not?

Bobby

On Fri, 29 Feb 2008 17:40:09 -0600, John Fultz <jfultz at wolfram.com> wrote:

> If you read the web page linked below, you'll see that there was a very  
> serious
> bug in MacOS X which had a significant impact on the Mathematica 64-bit  
> kernel.
>
> The decision not to use the 64-bit kernel by default was a deliberate  
> compromise
> on our part to maintain the highest standards for our software expected  
> by our
> users in an environment with a very serious problem we could not work  
> around.
> We did ship the 64-bit kernel so that, once an update was released by  
> Apple,
> users could restore the 64-bit functionality manually.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> John Fultz
> jfultz at wolfram.com
> User Interface Group
> Wolfram Research, Inc.
>
>
> On Fri, 29 Feb 2008 06:19:20 -0500 (EST), DrMajorBob wrote:
>> Good to know, but a LITTLE late.
>>
>> The installer should have taken care of this automatically.
>>
>> Bobby
>>
>> On Thu, 28 Feb 2008 03:37:15 -0600, peter lindsay
>> <plindsay at mcs.st-and.ac.uk> wrote:
>>
>>> hi BobI thought
>>> http://support.wolfram.com/mathematica
>>> /systems/macintosh/osx/32bitratherthan64bit.html
>>>
>>> previously gave 64 bit on 6.01 on Mac ?
>>>
>>> Peter
>>>
>>> On 28/02/2008, DrMajorBob <drmajorbob at bigfoot.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> On the PLUS side, 6.0.2 gives me a 64-bit install on my Intel Mac,
>>>> where 6
>>>> and 6.01 did not.
>>>>
>>>> Bobby
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Wed, 27 Feb 2008 03:25:41 -0600, David Park <djmpark at comcast.net>
>>>> 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.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>>
>>>> DrMajorBob at bigfoot.com
>
>
>



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