Re: what's new in 8.0.1?
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- Subject: [mg117187] Re: what's new in 8.0.1?
- From: Michael Stern <nycstern at gmail.com>
- Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2011 16:04:23 -0500 (EST)
Wait, you are mad because they're pushing out a free bug-fixing release? Wouldn't it make more sense to get mad if they /didn't/ push out free bug-fixing releases? On 3/10/2011 6:14 AM, Emilio Martin-Serrano Sobrino wrote: > To WRI > > Right! , perfectly right! > > A new version mostly to correct bugs, or at least to correct some bugs among > others, I guess. Exactly 10 days after my purchase of version 8.0.0, (I > have the invoice on my desk, received just yesterday). > > Is not this a beautiful instance of planned obsolescence, sometimes, and > euphemistically, called marketing strategy? > > Simply speaking: this- -is - - not- - serious. On the contrary, it is > really disgusting. > > All my versions of Mathematica always were second releases of the type > "x.0.1": 5.0.1, 6.0.1, 7.0.1 (I do not remember those of versions 2, 3, > 4, though they were not "X.0.0" either). > > But this time I fell in the trap, because I could not move my former 7.0.1 > to a brand new desktop, so I have to cope with one of the typically buggy > X.0.0 versions , or, else, pay again for the same thing with some bugs > removed, or, differently said, pay twice to replace a defective thing. If > the V8.0.0 was buggy, as it seems to be, WRI ought to have said they were > ready to release the remedy, and I had waited these 10 days to upgrade. > That would have been the right thing. > > Of course, It is true that in my invoice, here on my desk, it can be clearly > read: "No returns accepted without prior authorization". But, why not if the > thing is defective? Or perhaps the new release is not to correct any bug in > the previous release? Just new functionality? What about the stability > problem, for example? > > Ah! The reason might be the EULA, I guess again. > > But, by the way, what about the EU directive about returning defective > things within the 15 days after the purchase? > > Yours truly, a disappointed customer > > E. Martin-Serrano > > > > > > -----Mensaje original----- > De: Murray Eisenberg [mailto:murray at math.umass.edu] > Enviado el: mi=E9rcoles, 09 de marzo de 2011 12:58 > Para: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net > Asunto: [mg117070] what's new in 8.0.1? > > I just downloaded& installed Mathematica 8.0.1 under my Premier Service > subscription. > > The e-mail announcing availability of this upgrade states, "more than > 500 improvements, including feature, stability, and performance > enhancements, as well as documentation updates." > > Does anybody know exactly where one can find a list of what's changed = > from > 8.0.0 to 8.0.1? > > (If you haven't yet received notification of the upgrade availability = > but > should get one, I think you just need to wait a bit: typically, WRI = > rolls > out new releases over a period, so as to avoid glacial downloads from a > torrent of download requests hitting their servers all at once.) > > P.S. The installation process, including uninstalling 8.0.0 by the same > installer, went really quickly (under Windows XP) compared to what has > sometimes been the case in the past. > > -- > Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu > Mathematics& Statistics Dept. > Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) > University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W) > 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 > Amherst, MA 01003-9305 > >