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IDL 5.3 here

In case you haven't seen it, IDL 5.3 has been officially announced.  Among the
most interesting new features:

*.RESET_SESSION command to eliminate the frequent restarts required by
heavy-duty programmers.  Yeah!

*regular expression and glob-style matching functionality for string searches.

*ZLIB compression for reading and writing gzipped files throughout, including

And more...

It seems for those Linux users that older versions are no longer supported --
RedHat 6.0 is baselined as the minimum OS (which basically means glibc>2.1 for
those non-RH Linux users out there).  I confirmed this with a segfault on my
RH5.2 (glibc 2.0.7) machine.  Time to upgrade.


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