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Re: Update 6.0.2

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  • Subject: [mg86623] Re: Update 6.0.2
  • From: David Bailey <dave at Remove_Thisdbailey.co.uk>
  • Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2008 03:11:09 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <200803110755.CAA24668@smc.vnet.net> <fr7om9$360$1@smc.vnet.net>

Richard Palmer wrote:
> The roll out of 6.0.1 is not being handled very well -- even for
> premier customers.   As of the end of last week, there is no
> discussion of the new release at the premier section of the website
> and there has been no communication to premier service customers about
> what is going on.
> 
> WR is acting like a company with severe internal problems.  I don't
> know whether they are getting them from growth or if something else is
> going on.  They appear to be very unprepared on the customer service
> and tech support side for the 6.x release.  It's very sad.
> 
> Bottom line -- it's a great product, but it isn't ready for large
> scale development work.

What an absurd over reaction (as well as your muddle over the version 
number). I presume the new release gets mentioned on the site after 
everyone has been informed. I would far rather download approximately 
400 MB of code at a time when the server is not overloaded - even if 
that means that I  wait a day or two more.

I can't see what relevance a short delay like that has to do with 
Mathematica's suitability for development work!

David Bailey
http://www.dbaileyconsultancy.co.uk


  • References:
    • Update 6.0.2
      • From: Kowalczyk-Schröder <HB-Kowalczyk-Schroeders@t-online.de>
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