Re: bug fixes

From: David A. Case <>
Date: Thu 5 Dec 2002 08:41:02 -0800

On Thu, Dec 05, 2002, Filip Lankas wrote:
> In our lab we have a CD with Amber 7 obtained soon after it was released.
> If we now buy another one, can we expect it will contain less bugs? Are
> the bugs fixed continuously, or is the code identical from the very
> beginning and users are expected to fix all bugs themselves?

The CD's have not changed, *except* that an updated version of the pdf file
for the Users' Manual was included in about April, 2002. You don't need a new
CD for that, since the manual can be downloaded from the Amber web site.
(Note that there are a small number of corrections even to the upated manual:
see the web site for details.)

We have toyed with the idea of producing a "7.1" release, with fully patched
files. But the logistics (for both us and the users) seemed prohibitive.
Note that any individual group probably only needs to install a handful of the
patches (the ones that apply to them).


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