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Re: Re: Re: Re: Version 6.0.2

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  • Subject: [mg86011] Re: [mg85983] Re: [mg85963] Re: [mg85948] Re: [mg85900] Version 6.0.2
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
  • Date: Sat, 1 Mar 2008 04:47:34 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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Typically WRI rolls out new versions/updates, even to Premier 
subscribers, over a period of some days.  This is, I presume, to avoid 
overload on their servers and, on average, make the update experience 
less annoying for users.

Richard Palmer wrote:
> how do I get the update?  I have a premium license and have received
> no notice of the release?
> 
> On 2/28/08, 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
>>>
>>>
>>
>> --
>> peter lindsay
>> Computing Officer
>> Mathematical Institute
>> University of St Andrews
>> KY16 9SS
>> 01334463756
>>
>>
>>
> 
> 

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