> < ^ Date: Tue, 24 Aug 1993 12:28:47 +0200
> < ^ From: Joachim Neubueser <joachim.neubueser@math.rwth-aachen.de >
< ^ Subject: Re: GAP3.3

Wolfgang Knapp writes:
> While attending the group theory conference in Galway I was told by the GAP
> people who ran the GAP workshop that the new release GAP3.3 were available
> since August 1st. I tried to get the new release from the samson server in
> Aachen, but apparently the new release is not yet available on pub/gap as
> all file names indicate the release 3.2 . What has happened? A readme file
> on the directory pub/gap would also be desirable.

Sorry, this must be a misunderstanding. We did use a prerelease copy
of GAP 3.3 in Galway, but the release of this version should still
take a few weeks, e.g. we want to fix a few things that we learned
through the use in Galway. At present the latest version is still 3.2,
patchlevel 3, i.e. three patches for version 3.2 have been issued. As
a general remark, let me add that version 3.3 will not differ
dramatically from version 3.2, it is more a consolidation of the
latter, fixing the bugs that have been noticed, of course, and
replacing some functions by more efficient ones, having some but not
very many new functions. Note that recently some new share libraries
have become available . We hope to bring in more new stuff with the
next version after 3.3, which however should definitely not be
expected before the end of the year.

The readme file with the GAP announcement is contained in the
directory pub/gap as pub/gap/README.

Joachim Neubueser

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