IDL upgraded to 8.8.2

IDL has been upgraded to version 8.8.2 on linux and MacOS.

IDL astrolib has also been updated.

Updated documentation can be found here

Release notes

Be aware that there is a new license regime with IDL 8.7 that affects the way we license on laptops used outside UiO. Se here for more details.

To update IDL on your Mac laptop:

First download and install: idl882-mac.pkg

and then: idl_8.8.2_astro_laptop.pkg

No changes to the licenses are necessary.


Read this if you run into trouble when installing on MacOS 10.15 (catalina)

Read this if you have a Mac laptop with M1 processor

Read this if you have problems with X windows hanging on MacOS 10.15 and above

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Tags: idl By Torben Leifsen
Published Apr. 18, 2022 12:15 AM - Last modified Apr. 18, 2022 12:18 AM