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Re: Re: Re: Re: Version 6.0.2

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  • Subject: [mg86122] Re: [mg86007] Re: [mg85969] Re: [mg85948] Re: [mg85900] Version 6.0.2
  • From: "peter lindsay" <plindsay at mcs.st-and.ac.uk>
  • Date: Sun, 2 Mar 2008 13:57:42 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <23511316.1204330164771.JavaMail.root@m08>

Bobby
you mean you didn't know ? I thought *everyone* knew.  ;)

Peter


On 01/03/2008, DrMajorBob <drmajorbob at bigfoot.com> wrote:
>
> > 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
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>
> --
> DrMajorBob at bigfoot.com
>
>


-- 
peter lindsay
Computing Officer
Mathematical Institute
University of St Andrews
KY16 9SS
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