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Re: Mathematica 7.0.1.0 and some General Comments

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  • Subject: [mg97254] Re: Mathematica 7.0.1.0 and some General Comments
  • From: Bob F <deepyogurt at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2009 01:06:08 -0500 (EST)
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On Mar 8, 4:50 am, Maris Ozols <maroz... at gmail.com> wrote:
> One thing that Mathematica users could do is to set up a Wiki where
> they maintain their own list of known Mathematica bugs. Of course,
> this is really what WRI should do, not us. But, here are a few reasons
> why it might be an advantage for us to do so:
>
> * In this way Mathematica users would declare their position regarding
> the way Mathematica is being developed.
>
> * Individuals and organizations that are considering buying
> Mathematica would see that it actually contains lots of bugs and those
> bugs don't get fixed. That would discourage them from buying
> Mathematica and make WRI to rethink their strategy.
>
> * Mathematica users could check if their bugs are already known
> without wasting their time to submit the bug reports.
>
> * It would be easier to monitor which bugs get fixed and which don't.
>
> ~Maris Ozols~

Hi. I think this is a wonderful idea and would be willing to volunteer
time to help out. Do you know of something like this that exists
already for any other software product? If anyone else thinks this
would be of help please let your comments be known so the level of
interest could be gauged. I too, agree that Wolfram should already
have something like this, and would love to be able to look somewhere
and see if the bug/problem I am experiencing has already been reported
rather than waste time reporting something already known. Where would
be a good place to locate something like this? GREAT IDEA!!!!


-Bob


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