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What's New in IDL 8.7.2

What's New in IDL 8.7.2

For links to What's New information for other IDL 8.x releases, go to See Also.

New Features


The new WIDGET_BROWSER function enables you to create a web browser widget. The browser supports a wide variety of content, such as HTML5, JavaScript, video, and WebGL. With WIDGET_BROWSER, you can also:

  • Create multiple browsers within the same widget application.
  • Load a page from either a local HTML file or a web URL from the Internet.
  • Send data back and forth and receive notifications from the browser.

See the WIDGET_BROWSER topic for details and examples.


The new FILLPLOT function enables you to draw a pair of plot lines with the area between the lines filled in. You can create plots with both symmetric and asymmetric fill areas. See the FILLPLOT topic for details and an example.


IMSL Documentation Added

The complete set of IMSL routines have been added to IDL Help. Previously, all IMSL documentation was available only via PDF. The IMSL topics can be found in the IDL Help TOC under Routines (alphabetical) > Routines: I > IMSL Advanced Math and Statistics, and Routines (by topic).

Library Updates

  • The IDL Python bridge has now supports Python 3.6.7
  • Switch from Oracle JRE to Zulu OpenJDK JRE
  • The JRE library has been updated to version 1.8.0_192
  • The libCurl library has been updated to version 7.62.0
  • The OpenSSL library within cURL has been updated to version 1.1.0j
  • The Xerces library has been updated to version 3.2.2
  • The FreeType library has been updated to 2.9.1
  • The LibXML2 library was updated to 2.9.7

See Also

What's New in IDL 8.7.1

What's New in IDL 8.7

What's New in IDL 8.6.1

What's New in IDL 8.6

What's New in IDL 8.5.1

What's New in IDL 8.5

What's New in IDL 8.4.1

What's New in IDL 8.4

What's New in IDL 8.3

What's New in IDL 8.2.3

What's New in IDL 8.2.2

What's New in IDL 8.2.1

What's New in IDL 8.2

What's New in IDL 8.1

What's New in IDL 8.0

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