It has been a long time ago since I wrote a blog entry. But I feel it is time to restart the ILWIS blog. Why? you may ask. Well mostly because there are interesting things happening. ILWIS 3.8.5 is around the corner. This is mostely a bug-fix release, but in a big way. ILWIS 3.8, let’s be honest about that, had too many bugs. Though 3.8 offered some very nice extras and more performance for visualization, it also introduces some nasty bugs. It’s the price you pay for working without a safety net of somebody who does Q&A (programmers are notoriusly bad at that).
Fortunately our management understood that and freed some extra resources (read in this case time) to fix that. The result is ILWIS 3.8.5. We fixed most of the nasty, unpredictable bugs. Re-enabled some (but not all) of the functionality that was missing from 3.8.4. Most likely there will be an ILWIS 3.8.6, which finish the 3.8 line for Ilwis. After that we will switch completely to something we call Ilwis-objects.