# Optizelle V1.2.0 Released

## New Major Release Of The Optizelle Code

Posted by Joseph Young on Mon, Oct 24, 2016
In Software under Optizelle

Today, we’re pleased to announce a new major release of Optizelle v1.2.0. It’s been some time since we had a stable release, so we hope the wait has been worth it. What’s new?

• Precompiled libraries and installers for all major 64-bit platforms

• More efficient algorithms

• More stable algorithms

• Better problem diagnostics

• Consolidated licensing information for all dependencies

• More in-depth documentation on setting up, tuning, and implementing optimization for large-scale problems

• More robust error handling including properly passing through exceptions thrown by the client codes

• Simplified file IO

• Expanded infrastructure and algorithm testing and verification

That said, there are a couple of reasons for such a long gap between releases. In short, we believe strongly in provided free open-source software because it enables everyone, in all industries, regardless if they’re academic, industrial, or hobbyist, to use better computational tools. At the end of the day, we want to enable people to build things and computational tools like optimization solvers are a key component to that. At the same time, in order to fund this development, we undertake a collection of consulting contracts for clients in a variety of industries. Most of the time, we use Optizelle on these contracts, so we’re constantly fixing bugs, tuning algorithms, and testing how our algorithms respond to a variety of different applications. However, that also means that general Optizelle development slows when on contract.

On this topic, special thanks to all the recent contributors. You should all be listed in AUTHORS.txt now. Feel free to tell your friends.