Maple 18.01a, a maintenance update, is available to all Mac and 64-bit Linux users running Maple 18. Windows and 32-bit Linux users do not need, and cannot install, this update.
This update corrects a problem a small number of users have experienced when doing certain types of floating point computations on very recent hardware. When the problem occurs, instead of giving the result, Maple issues a “lost kernel connection” error message and must be restarted.
While this problem does not occur on most computers, we recommend that all Maple 18 customers running on Mac or 64-bit Linux install this update to ensure they do not encounter this problem. This update can be safely applied to any Mac or 64-bit Linux computer.
If you have any questions or experience difficulties with this update, please contact Maplesoft Customer Service.