I've been looking into buying a student version of Mathematica but saw the latest release was almost a year ago. The previous release cycle looked like it was every several months or so. I run Ubuntu 18.04, which doesn't have formal support for Mathematica 11.3, but seems to run fine for me. I was wondering if anyone knows when the next release might be? I would hate to buy a license and then a new version come out not too long after so I'd have to upgrade to get proper support on my computer.


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    $\begingroup$ In a webinar (about 10-dec) someone said the release was expected late January, but I think things might very well be very different already. $\endgroup$ – Oppenede Jan 18 at 21:04
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    $\begingroup$ The latest Live CEOing video starts out with Stephen talking about being at "the very tail end of version 12 stuff" so we can assume it'll be relatively soon. $\endgroup$ – Carl Lange Jan 18 at 21:41
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    $\begingroup$ This is something you really must ask Wolfram, not other users. $\endgroup$ – Szabolcs Jan 19 at 10:49
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    $\begingroup$ Interesting: That problem might be reformulated as a problem of stochastic optimal control. Optimal home version buying strategy as opposed to a SaaS-scheme. :) $\endgroup$ – gwr Jan 19 at 13:51
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    $\begingroup$ I've actually chatted with Wolfram support and didn't get a ton of help. They just said releases are only known by the development team and that if I purchased Mathematica now, I'd have to pay the upgrade fee when a new version came out. That's a slightly different story than I've heard here, but at the same time understandable because Wolfram is a business and doesn't want to be giving that kind of information out to the public. I guess that's why I came here to ask the question. $\endgroup$ – Bo Johnson Jan 19 at 16:04

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