How to link IDL 8 project to an external directory


When you create a new project in IDL 8, it will include the files within the same directory. It will also include  files in the child directories of the project location.  Sometimes, you may want to include files that are stored outside the project location. Two methods you can use to do this task are shown below: Create a folder ... more »

IDL 8.2 SP1 Release Notes


New Features in IDL 8.2.1 For information on new features in the IDL 8.2 release, see the "What's New" topic in IDL Help. Backward-Compatibility Issues in IDL 8.2.1 Change request ID numbers are included where applicable. All Platforms ID Description n/a ... more »

Subversion/SVN connector configuration fails for the IDL 8.2 Workbench on Mac and Linux


TOPIC: When attempting to configure the Subversive plugin functionality that comes with the IDL 8.2 Workbench on Mac OS X or Linux (select the menu item Window > Source Control Tools > Subversion), the installation/configuration of the SVN Connectors will fail to finish properly. Upon restart the IDL 8.2 Workbench, the Install ... more »

32-bit IDL not working on 64-bit Linux system


NOTE: Starting with IDL 8.3, 32 bit IDL is no longer supported on Linux.  Discussion If you are using a 64-bit Linux system, you might find that -32 argument does not work when you try to start 32-bit IDL. For example: $ idl -32 /usr/local/exelis/idl82/bin/idl: 452: exec: /usr/local/exelis/idl82/bin/bin.linux.x86/idl: not ... more »

IDL 8.2: Problem with WRITE_TIFF on Windows


IDL 8.2 can read and write BigTIFF files.  On Windows systems, there was a bug in the initial release of IDL 8.2 that caused IDL to save all TIFF files as BigTIFF files. Therefore, the TIFF files generated by these IDL 8.2 distributions would not open in most graphic viewing programs. For example, if you have an IDL 8.2 installation that ... more »

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