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Log of Changes

This page contains a log of the additions, revisions, and updates to the McIDAS Website. Some of the information and/or links in older entries on this page may be invalid as the contents of this website are modified over time.

A reminder... Always check out the News & Events section to read about important information for MUG members, including new features, MUG Meeting dates, policy changes, support issues and planned changes.

28 February 2017

Added McIDAS-X 2017.1 Fastrack version to the McIDAS-X Software page.

29 November 2016

Updated the 2016 McIDAS Users' Group Meeting item with post-meeting information, including the meeting presentations, group photo, and workshop tutorials and data. Go to the 2016 MUG Meeting Wrap-Up item in the News & Events section to get to the post-meeting information.

05 October 2016

Added McIDAS-X and -XCD 2016.2 Fastrack versions to the McIDAS-X Software page and McIDAS-XCD Software pages.

08 September 2016

Added Year 2017 MUG Fees item to the Policies & Fees section.

24 August 2016

Added 2016 MUG Meeting Information item to the News & Events section. This item contains the general information, preliminary agenda and registration form.

15 July 2016

Added McIDAS-V version 1.6 to the McIDAS-V Software page.

05 April 2016

Updated McIDAS-X for Unix 2016.1 tar file to include a makefile that was updated to fix a problem with the zlib library dependencies and headers being listed in incorrect locations. The problem was causing the McIDAS-X 2016.1 build to fail on some Linux workstations, giving errors similar to "Can't find or link to the z library".

01 April 2016

Added 2016 MUG Meeting Dates item to the News & Events section.

21 March 2016

Updated McIDAS-X for Win7 2016.1 tar file to include binaries built with static libraries and thus fix problems with local servers that use netCDF or HDF5 (e.g., ABIN, GRIB, LV1B, INDI, INDS, INST).

22 February 2016

Added McIDAS-X 2016.1 Fastrack version to the McIDAS-X Software page.

08 January 2016

Added McIDAS-XCD 2015.2 Fastrack version to the McIDAS-XCD Software page.

29 December 2015

Added McIDAS-X 2015.2 Fastrack version to the McIDAS-X Software page.

07 October 2015

Added 2015 Operating Systems Survey Summary to the McIDAS-X Software page.

01 July 2015

Added McIDAS-X 2015.1 Fastrack version to the McIDAS-X Software page.

01 May 2015

Added McIDAS-V version 1.5 to the McIDAS-V Software page.

16 March 2015

Added 2015 MUG Meeting Information item to the News & Events section. This item contains the general information, preliminary agenda and registration form.

10 September 2014

Added Year 2015 MUG Fees item to the Policies & Fees section.

31 July 2014

Added McIDAS plans for GOES-R data and Himawari-8 data to the News & Events section.

08 April 2014

Updated the McIDAS-X and McIDAS-V inquiry system page, navigation bar and webpage links from the old inquiry system server (dcdbs.ssec.wisc.edu) to the new inquiry system server (mcidas.ssec.wisc.edu). Users who have bookmarks to the old server will need to update them to the new server by changing "dcdbs" to "mcidas". For example, if you have a bookmark to http://dcdbs.ssec.wisc.edu/inquiry-x you must change it to http://mcidas.ssec.wisc.edu/inquiry-x.

24 March 2014

Added McIDAS-X and -XCD 2014.1 Fastrack version to the McIDAS-X Software page and McIDAS-XCD Software pages.

04 October 2013

Updated McIDAS-V tutorials for version 1.4 on the McIDAS-V Documentation page.

03 October 2013

Added McIDAS-V version 1.4 to the McIDAS-V Software page.

26 September 2013

Updated the 2013 McIDAS Users' Group Meeting item with post-meeting information, including the meeting presentations and group photo. A link to the McIDAS-V 1.4 training tutorials and datasets will be added later. Go to the 2013 MUG Meeting Wrap-up item in the News & Events section to get to the post-meeting information.

18 July 2013

Added 2014 Operating System Support Plans to the McIDAS-X Software page.

07 June 2013

Added 2013 MUG Meeting Information item to the News & Events section. This item contains the general information, preliminary agenda and registration form. A more precise agenda with presentation topics will be added later.

30 May 2013

Added McIDAS-V version 1.3 to the McIDAS-V Software page.

23 May 2013

Updated the MUG Policy Document and the McIDAS Software Acquisition and Distribution Policies documents in the Policies & Fees section.

28 January 2013

Updated McIDAS-X 2013.1 tar files on Unix and Win7 pages to include corrected Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) servers.

18 January 2013

Added SDI Sunset Date item to the News & Events section.

16 January 2013

Added 2013 MUG Meeting Dates item to the News & Events section.

11 January 2013

Added McIDAS-X 2013.1 Fastrack version to the McIDAS-X Software page.

12 November 2012

Updated the McIDAS-X for XP 2012.2 tar file on its download page to correct a build error that prevented use of the McIDAS-X GUI, Configuration GUI and ASK1 command.

16 October 2012

Added McIDAS-X 2012.2 Fastrack version to the McIDAS-X Software page.

24 August 2012

Added 2013 Operating System Support Plans to the McIDAS-X Software page.

20 June 2012

Added McIDAS-XCD 2012.1 Fastrack version to the McIDAS-XCD Software page.

13 June 2012

Added McIDAS-X 2012.1 Fastrack version to the McIDAS-X Software page.

01 June 2012

Updated the 2012 McIDAS Users' Group Meeting item with post-meeting information, including the meeting presentations, group photo, and McIDAS-V 1.2 training tutorials and datasets. Go to the 2012 MUG Meeting Wrap-Up item in the News & Events section to get to the post-meeting information.

01 May 2012

Added McIDAS-V version 1.2 to the McIDAS-V Software page.

30 April 2012

Added optional McIDAS-XCD addendum for RUC Model rename to the McIDAS-XCD Software page.

20 April 2012

Updated the MUG Policy Document and the McIDAS Software Acquisition and Distribution Policies documents in the Policies & Fees section.

29 February 2012

Added 2012 MUG Meeting Information item to the News & Events section. This item contains the general information, preliminary agenda and registration form. A more precise agenda with presentation topics will be added later.

25 January 2012

Added Year 2013 MUG Fees item to the Policies & Fees section.

18 January 2012

Added SDI-104 GVAR version 20120111 package and SDI GVAR January 2012 server binary updates to the SDI Software page.

09 December 2011

Updated McIDAS-X 2011.1 tar files on Unix, Win7 and XP pages to include a corrected IMGFILT command.

08 December 2011

Added SDI GVAR December 2011 Sounder Decoder update to the SDI Software page.

05 December 2011

Added SDI-104 GVAR version 20111205 package and SDI GVAR December 2011 server binary updates to the SDI Software page.

18 November 2011

Added McIDAS-XCD 2011.1 Fastrack version to the McIDAS-XCD Software page.

15 November 2011

Added McIDAS-X 2011.1 Fastrack version to the McIDAS-X Software page.

28 September 2011

Updated McIDAS-V tutorials for version 1.01 on the McIDAS-V Documentation page.

09 August 2011

Added Year 2012 MUG Fees item to the Policies & Fees section.

10 June 2011

Updated the NOAAPORT Receive System pages with changes for the switch in transmission from DVB-S to DVB-S2 in May-June 2011. The most significant changes to the DVB-S2 receiver installation and configuration page.

05 April 2011

Added McIDAS-V version 1.0 to the McIDAS-V Software page.

28 December 2010

Added McIDAS-X 2010.2 and -XCD 2010.1 Fastrack versions to the McIDAS-X and McIDAS-XCD Software pages.

04 November 2010

Updated the 2010 McIDAS Users' Group Meeting item with post-meeting information, including the meeting presentations and group photos. A link to the McIDAS-V training handouts and datasets will be added soon. Go to the 2010 MUG Meeting Wrap-Up item in the News & Events section to get to the post-meeting information.

21 September 2010

Added Year 2011 MUG Fees item to the Policies & Fees section.

Added McIDAS-V version 1.0 to the McIDAS-V Software page.

10 September 2010

Added McIDAS-V version 1.0beta6 to the McIDAS-V Software page.

02 September 2010

Added 2010 MUG Meeting Information item to the News & Events section. This item contains the general information, preliminary agenda and registration form. A more precise agenda will be added later.

30 June 2010

Added new versions of Unidata's LDM and DVB Reader software (versions 6.8.1 and 1.4.1, respectively) to the NOAAPORT Receive System pages.

07 June 2010

Added McIDAS-X Fastrack version 2010.1 to the McIDAS-X Software page.

20 May 2010

Added SDI-104 MTSAT HRIT version 20100520 package to the SDI Software page.

01 April 2010

Added SDI-104 GVAR version 20100330 package and SDI GVAR March 2010 server binary updates to the SDI Software page.

29 March 2010

Added 2010 MUG Meeting Dates item to the News & Events section.

11 December 2009

Added Future Operating System Support Plans section to the bottom the McIDAS-X Software page.

04 December 2009

Added McIDAS-X Fastrack version 2009.2 to the McIDAS-X Software page.

06 November 2009

Added McIDAS-V version 1.0beta5 to the McIDAS-V Software page.

23 October 2009

Added SDI-104 GVAR and POES Relay version 20091021 packages, and SDI GVAR and POES October 2009 server binary updates to the SDI Software page.

25 September 2009

Added Year 2010 MUG Fees item to the Policies & Fees section.

19 August 2009

Added McIDAS-V version 1.0beta4 to the McIDAS-V Software page.

11 August 2009

Added SDI-104 GVAR version 20090805 to the SDI Software page.

14 July 2009

Added McIDAS-V version 1.0beta3 to the McIDAS-V Software page.

24 June 2009

Updated the 2009 McIDAS Users' Group Meeting item with post-meeting information, including the meeting presentations and group photos. A link to the McIDAS-V training handouts and datasets will be added soon. Go to the 2009 MUG Meeting Wrap-Up item in the News & Events section to get to the post-meeting information.

22 May 2009

Added McIDAS-X and -XCD Fastrack version 2009.1 to the McIDAS-X Software and McIDAS-XCD pages.

17 March 2009

Added 2009 MUG Meeting Information item to the News & Events section. This item contains the general information, preliminary agenda and registration form. A more precise agenda will be added later.

13 January 2009

Added McIDAS-V Beta software and documentation to the McIDAS Website. Also added McIDAS-V Support Forums.

22, 31 October 2008

Added McIDAS-X and -XCD Fastrack version 2008a to the McIDAS-X Software and McIDAS-XCD pages.

01 July 2008

Added version 2008 of the Learning Guide to the Documentation section.

05 June 2008

Added June 2008 McIDAS-XCD version 2008 upgrade.

29 May 2008

Added May 2008 McIDAS-X and -XRD version 2008 upgrades.

25 April 2008

Added version 2008 of the SDI Operator's Manual to the Documentation section.

25 March 2008

Added McIDAS-X Fastrack version 2007b to the McIDAS-X Software page.

22 February 2008

Added initial release of the SDI-104 FY-2 ingestor (for use with FY-2C data in HiRID format) to the SDI Software page.

21 December 2007

Added SDI-104 MTSAT HRIT version 20071219 to the SDI Software page.

03 December 2007

Added new versions of Unidata's LDM and DVB Reader software (versions 6.6.5 and 1.3.0, respectively) to the NOAAPORT Receive System pages.

23 October 2007

Updated the 2007 McIDAS Users' Group Meeting item with post-meeting information, including the meeting presentations, movies and outtakes, workshop handouts and datasets, site survey, and group photos. All sites are encouraged to fill out the survey. Go to the 2007 MUG Meeting Wrap-Up item in the News & Events section to get at the post-meeting information and fill out the survey.

22 October 2007

Added McIDAS-V Software and Instructions to the Download Software section.

10 August 2007

Added Year 2008 MUG Fees item to the Policies & Fees section.

02 August 2007

Added SDI-104 MTSAT HRIT version 20070802 to the SDI Software page.

13 July 2007

Added 2007 MUG Meeting Information item to the News & Events section. This item contains the general information, preliminary agenda and registration form. A more precise agenda will be added later.

27 June 2007

Updated the inquiry system page and navigation bar links from the old URL (http://dcdbs.ssec.wisc.edu/inquiry/) to the new URL (http://dcdbs.ssec.wisc.edu/inquiry-x/). Users that have bookmarks to the old URL will need to update them to the new URL (by changing "/inquiry/" to "/inquiry-x/").

12 June 2007

Added version 2007 of the Learning Guide to the Documentation section.

04 June 2007

Added June 2007 McIDAS-XCD version 2007 upgrade.

25 May 2007

Added May 2007 McIDAS-X and -XRD version 2007 upgrades.

19 April 2007

Added McIDAS-X and -XCD Fastrack version 2006c.

30 January 2007

Added 2007 MUG Meeting Dates item to the News & Events section.

26 January 2007

Added SDI-104 MTSAT HRIT version 20070123 and POES Relay version 20071023 to the SDI Software page.

21 December 2006

Added the End-of-year Rollover Addendum to the Addenda and Important Notices section of the McIDAS-XCD Software page.

05 December 2006

Added SDI-104 MTSAT HiRID version 20061130 to the SDI Software page.

04 December 2006

Added McIDAS-X Fastrack version 2006b to the McIDAS-X Software page.

17 November 2006

Added SDI-104 GVAR version 20061114 to the SDI Software page.

23 August 2006

Updated the McIDAS-XCD 2006 tar file on the McIDAS-XCD Software page. The new tar file contains an updated version of the xcdadmin script that allows its "stop" option to completely stop the -XCD session.

28 July 2006

Added Year 2007 MUG Fees item to the Policies & Fees section.

19 July 2006

Added updates for the new SDI-104 package to the SDI Software page.

20 June 2006

Added version 2006 of the Learning Guide to the Documentation section.

15 June 2006

Added June 2006 McIDAS-XCD version 2006 upgrade and the associated McIDAS-X 2006a Fastrack release.

26 May 2006

Added May 2006 McIDAS-X and -XRD version 2006 upgrades.

 

28 April 2006

Added version 2006 of the Programmer's Manual to the Documentation section.

30 March 2006

Added notification that 2006 MUG Meeting is being delayed until Spring 2007.

26 January 2006

Updated the TXT2MD command page in the McIDAS User's Guide to have the correct date format in the example file in the Remarks.

12 January 2006

Updated links on the OpenADDE page to go to the new version of the software (version 1.2).

11 January 2006

Updated the inquiry system page and navigation bar links to the new server (http://dcdbs.ssec.wisc.edu/inquiry/). Users that have bookmarks to the previous server (http://woodstock.ssec.wisc.edu/inquiry/) will need to update them to the new server.

09 December 2005

Updated operating system and compiler versions in the Planned System Configurations for Next McIDAS-X Upgrade page.

02 December 2005

Added McIDAS-X Fastrack version 2005b to the McIDAS-X Software page.

15 November 2005

  • Updated the 2005 McIDAS Users' Group Meeting item with post-meeting information, including the meeting presentations, hardware and software survey, and group photos. All sites are encouraged to fill out the survey. Go to the 2005 MUG Meeting Wrap-Up item in the News & Events section to get at the post-meeting information and fill out the survey.
  • Redesigned the McIDAS-X Software page by putting the Unix and XP versions in separate boxes.

26 August 2005

Added version 2005 of the Learning Guide to the Documentation section.

10 August 2005

Added 2005 McIDAS Users' Group Meeting item to the News & Events section. This item contains the general information, preliminary agenda and registration form. Additional information, such as a more detailed agenda, will be added later.

3 August 2005

Added the 2005 version of the SDI Manual, with updates for the new SDI MTSAT and the removal of SDI NOAAPORT.

29 July 2005

Added version 1.1.3 of Unidata's DVB Reader software to the NOAAPORT Receive System pages. Also moved the pages to the Download Software menu and corrected and expanded the instructions.

22 July 2005

Updated the McIDAS-X Fastrack version 2005a for a bug in the tangent cone projection.

19 July 2005

Added the new SDI MTSAT to the SDI Software page.

18 July 2005

Added McIDAS-X Fastrack version 2005a to the McIDAS-X Software page.

5 July 2005

Cleaned up the HTML code in the McIDAS Programmer's Manual to improve the format of the online manual.

27 June 2005

Cleaned up the HTML code in the SDI Operator's Manual to improve the format of the online manual.

24 June 2005

Added the Text Ingestor Addendum to the Addenda and Important Notices section of the McIDAS-XCD Software page.

21 June 2005

Added a 2006 McIDAS Users' Group Fees page and a McIDAS Employment Announcement.

15 June 2005

Cleaned up the HTML code in the McIDAS User's Guide to improve the format of the online manual.

20 May 2005

Added May 2005 McIDAS-X, -XCD, -XRD version 2005 upgrades.

 

17 March 2005

Added many screenshot examples to the McIDAS-X Capabilities page.

25 February 2005

Added recent online updates to the McIDAS User's Guide and McIDAS-XCD Administrator's Guide to the Documentation Updates page.

08 February 2005

Major redesign of the McIDAS Website.
Moved the McIDAS Website from http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/mug to http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/mcidas

21 December 2004

Added McIDAS-X Fastrack version 2004b to the McIDAS-X Software page.

08 December 2004

Added the ETA Grid Labeling Addendum to the Addenda and Important Notices section of the McIDAS-XCD Software page.

21 October 2004

Added McIDAS-X Fastrack version 2004a to the McIDAS-X Software page.

15 October 2004

Updated the 2004 McIDAS Users' Group Meeting item with post-meeting information, including the meeting presentations, hardware and software survey, group photo, and Geopardy! game. All sites are encouraged to fill out the survey. Go to the 2004 MUG Meeting Wrap-Up item in the News & Events section to get at the post-meeting information and fill out the survey.

20 August 2004

Added the Optional Change to Increase Max Number of Grids per Grid File instructions to the Addenda and Important Notices section of the McIDAS-XCD Software page.

28 July 2004

Added version 2004 of the Learning Guide to the Documentation section.

16 July 2004

Updated Version 2004 of the McIDAS-XCD Administrator's Guide to include significant improvements to Chapter 2 (Installing and Configuring McIDAS-XCD).

17 June 2004

Added the High Resolution Grid Addendum to the Addenda and Important Notices section of the McIDAS-XCD Software page.

28 May 2004

Added May 2004 McIDAS-X, -XCD, -XRD version 2004 upgrades.

06 April 2004

Added McIDAS-X Fastrack version 2003b to the McIDAS-X Software page.

17 February 2004

Added the ETA MOS Addendum to the Addenda and Important Notices section of the McIDAS-XCD Software page.

06 February 2004

Added McIDAS-X Fastrack version 2003a to the McIDAS-X Software page.

19 December 2003

Added the GFS MOS Addendum to the Addenda and Important Notices section of the McIDAS-XCD Software page.

13 November 2003

Added the Optional Change to RTGRIDS Dataset Structure Addendum to the Addenda and Important Notices section of the McIDAS-XCD Software page.

31 October 2003

Updated the 2003 McIDAS Users' Group Meeting item with post-meeting information, including the meeting presentations, hardware and software survey, and group photo. All sites are encouraged to fill out the survey. Go to the 2003 MUG Meeting Wrap-Up item in the News & Events section to get at the post-meeting information and fill out the survey.

13 October 2003

Added version 2003 of the Programmer's Manual to the Documentation section.

19 September 2003

Updated the McIDAS-XCD Version 2003 Upgrade Procedure document to include steps 4 and 5 in the section titled "New ETA and GFS MOS Decoders". The steps were inadvertently omitted in the document that was included in the McIDAS-XCD upgrade package and the online version prior to this date.

12 September 2003

Added Year 2004 MUG Fees item and updated the MUG Policy Document item in the General Information section.

12 August 2003

Added version 2003 of the Learning Guide to the Documentation section.

25 July 2003

Added 2003 MUG Meeting and Programmer Training items to the News & Events section. This item contains the general information, preliminary agendas and registration forms. More precise agendas will be added later.

06 June 2003

New MUG inquiry system and report system are now available.

04 June 2003

Added SDI (DMSP, GMS, GVAR, Meteosat, NOAAPORT and POES) version 2003jun04 to the SDI Software page.

30 May 2003

Added May 2003 McIDAS-X, -XCD, -XRD version 2003 upgrades.

01 April 2003

Added version 2002 of the Learning Guide to the Documentation section.

14 March 2003

Added McIDAS-X Fastrack version 2002d to the McIDAS-X Software page.

18 February 2003

Added McIDAS-X Fastrack version 2002c to the McIDAS-X Software page.

13 February 2003

Added SDI GVAR version 2003feb10 to the SDI Software page.

04 February 2003

Added SDI POES version 2003feb04 to the SDI Software page.

10 January 2003

Added SDI POES version 2003jan10 to the SDI Software page.

22 October 2002

Updated the 2002 McIDAS Users' Group Meeting item with post-meeting information, including the meeting presentations, hardware and software survey, and group photo. All sites are encouraged to fill out the survey. Go to the 2002 MUG Meeting Wrap-Up item in the News & Events section to get at the post-meeting information and fill out the survey.

23 September 2002

Added Year 2003 MUG Fees item to the General Information section.

30 August 2002

  • Added the 26 August 2002 NOAA-17, NEXRAD and Grid Addendum to the Addenda and Important Notices section of the McIDAS-XCD Software page.
  • Added SDI version 2002aug29 to the SDI Software page.

22 August 2002

Added McIDAS-X Fastrack version 2002b to the McIDAS-X Software page.

05 August 2002

Moved the MUG Developers' Forum pages from the News & Events to the Software section and removed the McIDAS-X and NEXRAD Data Information page from the News & Events since NEXRAD has been included in McIDAS-X and -XCD for the past two upgrades.

13 June 2002

Updated the McIDAS-XCD 2002 tar file on the McIDAS-XCD Software page. The updated tar file contains one change that was made only to fix a compile-time error. If users were able to successfully build and install -XCD 2002, then they do not need to download this new version.

11 June 2002

Added McIDAS-X Fastrack version 2002a to the McIDAS-X Software page.
Also updated the McIDAS-X and -XRD version 2002 installation files so that the -XRD installation can work with the fastrack version and not require the user to have the upgrade installed.

06 June 2002

Updated the McIDAS-XRD 2002 tar files (Unix and NT) on the McIDAS-XRD Software page. The updated tar files contain some new -XRD commands that were inadvertently left out of the initial tar files.

03 June 2002

Updated the McIDAS-X 2002 tar files (Unix and NT) on the McIDAS-X Software page. The updated tar files contain a fix to an IMGCOPY command problem that sometimes wrote the destination image to the wrong dataset position number on little endian workstations.

30 May 2002

Added May 2002 McIDAS-X, -XCD, -XRD version 2002 upgrades.

24 April 2002

14 March 2002

Added SDI version 2002mar13 to the SDI Software page.

08 March 2002

Added SDI version 2002mar08 to the SDI Software page.

06 December 2001

Added McIDAS-X Fastrack version 7.803 to the McIDAS-X Software page.

16 November 2001

Added the NEXRAD Product Addition Addendum to the Addenda and Important Notices section of the McIDAS-XCD Software page.

20 September 2001

Added McIDAS-X Fastrack version 7.802 to the McIDAS-X Software page.

20 August 2001

Added McIDAS-X Fastrack version 7.801 to the McIDAS-X Software page.

17 August 2001

Updated the Your MDF Developer account page and added a new Current contents page to the main MUG Developers' Forum page. The "account" page was updated to include the new src/mdf/decoders subdirectory, and the "contents" page contains a listing and description of the software in the MDF.

23 July 2001

Added SDI version 2001jul20 to the SDI Software page.

13 July 2001

Added 2001 McIDAS Users' Group Meeting item to the News & Events section. This item contains the general information and registration form. Additional information, such as the meeting agenda, will be added later.

27 June 2001

Added the Local Compiling Addendum to the Addenda and Important Notices section of the McIDAS-XCD Software page.

25 May 2001

Added May 2001 McIDAS-X, -XCD, -XRD version 7.8 upgrades.

11 April 2001

Added the AVN Grid Addendum to the Addenda and Important Notices section of the McIDAS-XCD Software page.

09 April 2001

Updated AIX and Solaris versions in the Next Upgrade information to the Supported System Configurations section of the McIDAS-X Software page.

06 April 2001

Added McIDAS-X Fastrack version 7.705 to the McIDAS-X Software page.

30 March 2001

Added PDF and PostScript formats of July 2000 edition of the SDI Operator's Manual in the Documentation section.

09 March 2001

Added MUG Developers' Forum item to the News & Events section. This item contains information about the MDF and how to join it and/or its mailing lists.

30 January 2001

Added SDI version 2001jan26 to the SDI Software page.

29 December 2000

Added McIDAS-X Fastrack version 7.704 to the McIDAS-X Software page and added NOAAPORT NEXRAD Addendum to the Addenda and Important Notices section of the McIDAS-XCD Software page.

20 November 2000

Added McIDAS-X Fastrack version 7.702 to the McIDAS-X Software page.

27 September 2000

Added Next Upgrade information to the Supported System Configurations section of the McIDAS-X Software page.

08 September 2000

Added Year 2001 MUG Fees item to the General Information section.

07 September 2000

Added incremental release of McIDAS-X Fastrack version 7.701 to the McIDAS-X Software page.

23 August 2000

Added full release of McIDAS-X Fastrack version 7.701 to the McIDAS-X Software page.

11 August 2000

Added 2000 McIDAS Users' Group Meeting item to the News & Events section. This item contains the general information and registration form. Additional information, such as the meeting agenda, will be added later.

20 July 2000

Added version 7.7 of the Learning Guide to the Documentation section.

13 June 2000

Added SDI version 2000jun06 to the SDI Software page.

09 June 2000

Added new Compatibility with -X Remote Servers and -XCD section to the May 2000 McIDAS-X Version 7.7 Upgrade Procedure document.

24 May 2000

Added May 2000 McIDAS-X, -XCD, -XRD version 7.7 upgrades.

04 May 2000

Added the AVN and MRF Model ID Change Addendum to the Addenda and Important Notices section of the McIDAS-XCD Software page.

13 April 2000

10 April 2000

Added the ETA Grid Addendum to the Addenda and Important Notices section of the McIDAS-XCD Software page.

16 March 2000

Added McIDAS-X 7.603 Fastrack version to the McIDAS-X Software page. This version is the first in which you can choose between the full release and the new incremental release. The full release, like all previous Fastrack versions, installs a complete version (all modules, whether or not they've been modified). The incremental release installs only the modules changed since the previous upgrade. Therefore, it installs only the modules that were changed in Fastrack versions 7.601, 7.602 and 7.603. The incremental release is not available with McIDAS-X for NT.

16 February 2000

Added McIDAS-X 7.602 Fastrack version to the McIDAS-X Software page.

04 February 2000

Added the known changes for McIDAS 7.7 to the Next McIDAS Upgrade page.

13 January 2000

07 January 2000

Added the RAOB NIL Code Addendum to the Addenda and Important Notices section of the McIDAS-XCD Software page.

30 December 1999

Removed the McIDAS-O2 download pages. McIDAS-OS2 is no longer supported by MUG.

07 December 1999

Replaced February 1999 issue of the SDI Operator's Manual with the new November 1999 issue in the Documentation section.

29 November 1999

Added new SSEC Desktop Ingestor (SDI) Software page where SDI sites that purchased MUG support go to download ingestor and server binary updates. Notification emails will be sent to these SDI sites each time a new update is available.

16 November 1999

Added Discussion Comments and Questions to the 1999 MUG Meeting Review item in the News & Events section.

12 November 1999

Added addendum for the 15 November 1999 Radar Observation (ROB) header change to the Addenda and Important Notices section of the McIDAS-XCD Software page.

27 October 1999

Added Compiler Support Changes item to the News & Events section. Also added the corresponding information to the McIDAS Distribution and User Services booklet paper in the 1999 MUG Meeting Review item.

15 October 1999

Added addendum for the ECMWF grid model number change (from 193 to 194) to the Addenda and Important Notices section of the McIDAS-XCD Software page.

Also removed pre-MUG Meeting information and replaced with post-meeting information, including the MUG Meeting Booklet, Site Presentations, and a group photo. All sites are encouraged to fill out the on-line McIDAS Survey. Go to the 1999 MUG Meeting Review item in the News & Events section to get at the post-meeting information and fill out the survey.

06 October 1999

Added Sample Programs item to the News & Events section.

23 September 1999

Updated the McIDAS User's Guide with the changes listed on the 22 Sep 1999 changes listed on the Documentation Updates page. Both that page and this log should be checked regularly for changes to the McIDAS documentation, as those who use the on-line doc need to know about recent changes and those who download the manual source files (in HTML, FrameMaker, PDF, or postscript format) need to know if their version(s) are current.

You can get to the Documentation Updates page by first selecting one of the six manual bullets (McIDAS User's Guide, Learning Guide, Programmer's Manual, -XCD Admin Guide, -Vis5D User's Guide, or SDI Oper Manual) in the Documentation section, then selecting "Documentation Updates".

15 September 1999

Updated the Software and Instructions pages for McIDAS-XRD 7.6 for Unix and NT to include the space files and instructions for removing the previous version.

19 August 1999

Added Year 2000 MUG and Product Fees item to the News & Events section.

18 August 1999

Updated instructions for Building and installing McIDAS-Vis5D 5.0 in the McIDAS-Vis5D User's Guide to include information on building Vis5D with vendor compilers. A page to track changes to the on-line documentation was also added.

16 August 1999

Added McIDAS-X 7.601 Fastrack version to the McIDAS-X Software page.

13 August 1999

Updated the 1999 McIDAS Users' Group Meeting and User Training information in the News & Events section to include the McIDAS User Training Agenda.

06 August 1999

Added 1999 McIDAS Users' Group Meeting and User Training item to the News & Events section. This item contains the general information and registration form. Additional information, such as the training agenda, will be added later.

02 August 1999

Removed the Communications Timeout newsletters from the Documentation section and the 1998 MUG meeting information from the News & Events section.

30 July 1999

Updated instructions for Setting the INTERIX Environment in a new NT user account and added two new files to the McIDAS-X for NT download page.

16 July 1999

Added addendum for the ECMWF grid model number change (from 192 to 193) to the Addenda and Important Notices section of the McIDAS-XCD Software page.

08 June 1999

Updated the May 1999 upgrade tar files on the McIDAS-X 7.6 for Unix and McIDAS-X 7.6 for NT Software pages. The new tar files include changes to prevent segmentation violations in the PTDISP command when run in a session built on an HP workstation using the vendor compilers.

28 May 1999

Added May 1999 McIDAS-X, -XCD, -XRD version 7.6 upgrades and -Vis5D version 5.0 upgrade.

26 March 1999

Added addendum for the ECMWF grid model number change (from 190 to 191) to the Addenda and Important Notices section of the McIDAS-XCD Software page.

24 March 1999

Updated version 7.5 (November 1998 Upgrade) of the McIDAS Programmer's Manual in the Documentation section. It is now labeled as "Revised 24 March 1999" and includes the following changes:
  • Added an Index.
  • Updated AVHR calibration information in Chapter 7 and Appendix D.

25 February 1999

20 January 1999

Added the 6 January 1999 version of data file IDMSL to the Updated Station Lists page. The page now includes instructions for downloading and installing intermediate versions of IDMSL that we hope to make available every 4-6 weeks.

07 January 1999

Updated the November 1998 upgrade tar file on the McIDAS-X 7.5 Software page. The previous version of the tar file was missing a modification that significantly improved performance when calculating temperatures of GVAR images with commands like IMGPROBE.

08 December 1998

Added McIDAS-X 7.501 Fastrack version to the McIDAS-X Software page.

There is no McIDAS-OS2 7.501 Fastrack version because, unless critical errors are discovered, the November 1998 upgrade (version 7.5) was the final version of McIDAS-OS2. See the section titled McIDAS-OS2 Sunset in the November 1998 McIDAS-OS2 Upgrade Procedure document for details.

01 December 1998

Added McIDAS 7.5 Upgrade Cover Letter to the News & Events section.

25 Nov 1998

Added Nov 1998 McIDAS-X, -OS2, -XCD, -XRD, -ORD version 7.5 upgrades.

28 October 1998

Added addendum for the ECMWF grid model number change (from 184 to 190) to the Addenda and Important Notices section of the McIDAS-XCD Software page.

16 October 1998

  • Added McIDAS-X 7.403 Fastrack version to the McIDAS-X Software page.
  • Added McIDAS-OS2 7.403 Fastrack version to the McIDAS-OS2 Software page.
  • Added McIDAS-XCD 7.403 Fastrack version to the McIDAS-XCD Software page.

    These Fastrack versions are the first that contain all the modifications to make these McIDAS packages Year 2000 capable. Before installing -X, -OS2 or -XCD version 7.403, make sure you review the list of McIDAS Year 2000 User Impacts.

12 October 1998

Added two addenda (NWS Station Identifier Changes; METAR Ice Pellet Code Change) to the Addenda and Important Notices section of the McIDAS-XCD Software page.

09 October 1998

Updated information on the Year 2000 Strategy page in the News & Events section. The first bullet in the What are the specifics section was updated with MD file, navigation block, and master navigation file exceptions to the yyyddd form.

07 October 1998

Updated the 1998 McIDAS Users' Group Meeting information in the News & Events section. It now includes the MUG Meeting booklet in Postscript and Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files that you can download and print.

15 September 1998

08 September 1998

Updated information on the Year 2000 Strategy page in the News & Events section. One grid file, three image/AREA files, and fourteen point/MD files are now available for download on the Year 2000 Strategy page.

11 August 1998

29 July 1998

Added McIDAS-OS2 Sunset Date item to the News & Events section.

17 July 1998

Added HTML versions of the McIDAS Programmer's Manual and the McIDAS-XCD Administrator's Guide to the Documentation section.

09 July 1998

Added addendum for the ECMWF grid model number change (from 183 to 184) to the Addenda and Important Notices section of the McIDAS-XCD Software page.

08 July 1998

Added 1998 McIDAS Users' Group Meeting item to the News & Events. This item contains the general information and registration form. Additional information, such as the meeting agenda, will be added later.

06 July 1998

Implemented new McIDAS Inquiries section. You can now list all inquiries, those for a single site, those closed (resolved) in a Fastrack release, or those closed in the past 31 days. You can also search the inquiry system or submit a new inquiry with a user question or problem you've found.

25 June 1998

Updated information in the Year 2000 Strategy and Year 2000 Status pages in the News & Events section. Three area files for days 31 December 1999, 1 January 2000, and 1 January 2001 are now available for download on the Year 2000 Strategy page.

17 June 1998

Updated information in the Year 2000 Strategy and Year 2000 Status pages in the News & Events section. A grid file containing grids for days 31 December 1999, 1 January 2000, and 1 May 2001 is now available for download on the Year 2000 Strategy page.

10 June 1998

Added addendum for the MDR decoder in McIDAS-XCD 7.4 to the Addenda and Important Notices section of the McIDAS-XCD Software page.

20 May 1998

Added May 1998 McIDAS-X, -OS2, -XCD, -XRD, -ORD version 7.4 upgrades
Added the McIDAS User's Guide to the Documentation section.

06 April 1998

Added addendum for the ECMWF grid model number change (from 182 to 183) to the Addenda and Important Notices section of the McIDAS-XCD Software page.

26 March 1998

06 March 1998

Made the following changes for the annual MUG Web Site review.
  • Revised the look of the MUG Web Site with a new color scheme, wallpaper on some pages, and a new MUG image that results in the main page loading 44% faster than before.
  • Added the McIDAS Learning Guide to the Documentation section.
  • Replaced the MUG News section with a new Hot Topics section. The Hot Topics contains links to items of importance to McIDAS sites. For example, the current list contains a document summarizing our strategy and timeline for making the McIDAS software year 2000 capable.
  • Renamed the What's New? section to Log of Changes and moved to the bottom of the Contents frame.
  • Removed the MUG Software Exchange. It has been replaced by the optional sidecar packages McIDAS-XRD and McIDAS-ORD.

04 February 1998

19 December 1997

Added addendum for an ADDE Image Server bug that affects only Eastern Hemisphere sites to the Addenda and Important Notices section of the McIDAS-X Software page. Also added addendum for another ECMWF grid model number change (from 181 to 182) to the Addenda and Important Notices section of the McIDAS-XCD Software page.

02 December 1997

Added addendum for the November 1997 ECMWF grid model number change (from 161 to 181) to the Addenda and Important Notices section of the McIDAS-XCD Software page.

25 November 1997

Added November 1997 McIDAS-X, -OS2, -XCD, -XRD, -ORD version 7.3 upgrades and -Vis5D version 4.3 upgrade.

28 October 1997

Added addendum for the 18 November 1997 National Weather Service Communications Identifier Implementation Plan to the Addenda and Important Notices section of the McIDAS-XCD Software page.

21 October 1997

Added mcidas-users mailing list item to the Hot Topics section.

13 October 1997

Updated the Chapter 7 files on the Programmer's Manual page with new information about GVAR Sounder directory and data blocks.

25 September 1997

Updated the 1997 McIDAS Users' Group Meeting information in the Hot Topics section. It now includes general information, an agenda, a registration form, and a MUG Booklet consisting of the introductory letter and seven papers on the MUG Meeting topics.

12 September 1997

Updated the "Information about the Next Upgrade" section of the McIDAS-X and McIDAS-OS2 Software pages with new information about McIDAS-X independent graphics; NWS state, county and zone map bases; an updated version of McIDAS-Vis5D; and new optional sidecars containing research and development applications.

29 August 1997

Updated list of commands to be deleted in the November 1997 McIDAS-X and McIDAS-OS2 upgrades.

19 August 1997

Updated all chapters and added new sections (e.g., Table of Contents, Glossary , and Index) 1 to the Programmer's Manual page. The entire manual is now available.

15 August 1997

Added 1997 McIDAS Users' Group Meeting item to the Hot Topics section. This item contains the agenda and registration information. Additional information, such as the MUG booklet and papers, will be added later.

30 July 1997

Added Fastrack version numbers and description of significant IMGLIST command changes to the "Information about the Next Upgrade" section of the McIDAS-X and McIDAS-OS2 Software pages.

29 July 1997

  • Added McIDAS-X 7.201 Fastrack version and a new section titled "Supported System Configurations" to the McIDAS-X Software page.
  • Added McIDAS-OS2 7.201 Fastrack version and a new section titled "Supported System Configurations" to the McIDAS-OS2 Software page.
  • Added new programs front.pgm, frontpth.pgm, and path.pgm to the MUG Software Exchange.

17 July 1997

Added significant MUG policy changes concerning McIDAS software acquisition and distribution to the Hot Topics section.

08 July 1997

Updated the "Information about the Next Upgrade" section of the McIDAS-X and McIDAS-OS2 Software pages.

20 June 1997

Since McIDAS-MVS support discontinues on 30 June 1997, added list of the -MVS commands and their complementary -X and -OS2 commands to the Hot Topics section.

11 June 1997

Added the McIDAS-Vis5D Software page.

03 June 1997

Added information about the McIDAS-OS2 7.2 compatibility library to the Addenda and Important Notices section of the McIDAS-OS2 Software page.

27 May 1997

Added a new program, circle.pgm, to the MUG Software Exchange.

21 May 1997

Made the following changes to the McIDAS-XCD Software page to accommodate the change to the model number of ECMWF grids:
  • Replaced McIDAS-XCD 7.2 tar file
  • Added instructions for modifying -XCD versions earlier than 7.2 to the Addenda and Important Notices section

16 May 1997

  • Updated Chapter 1 of the Programmer's Manual. The new version includes man page information.
  • Added sunset dates for the McIDAS-OS2 VGA and WIDE WORD Workstations to the Hot Topics section.
  • Added list of commands to be deleted from McIDAS-X and McIDAS-OS2 in the November 1997 upgrade to the Hot Topics section. (Updated list 29 August 1997)

15 May 1997

Added May 1997 McIDAS-X, McIDAS-OS2, and McIDAS-XCD upgrades (Version 7.2)

25 April 1997

Added dates that each chapter was last updated in the Programmer's Manual.

08 April 1997

01 April 1997

Added addendum for TBUS messages to the Addenda and Important Notices section of the McIDAS-XCD Software page.

27 March 1997

  • MUG Web Site is on-line!
  • SSEC intermediate releases of McIDAS-OS2 are now available via Fastrack. Fastrack was previously available only to McIDAS-X sites. Go to the McIDAS-X or McIDAS-OS2 Software pages and select the Fastrack items for more information.
  • Added McIDAS-X 7.103 and McIDAS-OS2 7.103 Fastrack version to the McIDAS-X and McIDAS-OS2 Software pages. Both of these Fastrack versions contain the 3 February 1997 Meteosat-6 Addendum.
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