[IDL 8.2.1][IDL 8.2.1 release] has been released:
> Last, an editorial. Though 8.2.1 includes bug fixes (52 CRs closed), we’re also adding several new features, so it feels like more than just a maintenance release. I think this is a result of us getting better at the “release early, release often” software philosophy.
I'm downloading now.
UPDATE: note to Mountain Lion users—the Mac installer is not signed, so Mountain Lion will refuse to install it if you haven't changed your defaults. To do a one-time bypass of this, right-click (or control-click) on the installer to get the popup menu and select "Open". That will give you an option to install anyway.
[IDL 8.2.1 release]: http://idldatapoint.com/2012/10/03/idl-8-2-1-released/ "IDL 8.2.1 released!"