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Re: Workbench not updated for version 8?

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  • From: Adam Berry <adamb at>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2011 06:48:06 -0400 (EDT)
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On 8/9/11 6:21 AM, McHale, Paul wrote:
> When I launch Workbench and start a Notebook, it launches Mathematica7.  The documentation with Workbench matches Mathematica7 as well.  There is no documentation palette with Mathematica 8.  Will Workbench be updated for Mathematica 8?
> I want to write help pages and tutorials that I can access through the help system.  Maybe Workbench isn't the proper way to go.  Extending Mathematica with user code and having it blend with Mathematica's native stuff is a bit of a trick.  Anyone know a good source of documentation if I am going to skip workbench?
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> Paul
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it sounds like you need to change the version of Mathematica that the 
Workbench is pointing to. Open the preferences, select Mathematica, and 
you will see the list of installations, and from here you can edit one 
and change the path that it points to.

for more details.

If Mathematica wasn't started by the Workbench then you wouldn't see the 
DocumentationTools setup, which I think is why you don't see them when 
you open version 8. Once you have pointed the workbench at version 8, 
everything should be setup correctly.

Everything with Wolfram Workbench 2.0 does work Mathematica 8, including 
documentation work, but we are working on an update, but no timeframe is 
available at this time.

Hope this helps,


Adam Berry
Wolfram Workbench Development Team
Wolfram Research, Inc

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