McIDAS-X for Win7 Fastrack Version 2015.1
Software and Instructions
This page contains the software and instructions for installing McIDAS-X version
2015.1 on a Windows 7 workstation. If you are installing it on a Linux, Mac OS X or Solaris workstation,
go to the Unix instructions.
McIDAS-X for Win7 version 2015.1 is a fully supported Fastrack release. Significant
modifications made since the previous release (version 2014.1) are listed in
the bullet below. The instructions for obtaining and installing McIDAS-X for
Win7 2015.1 appear after the bullet list.
- Added Himawari HSD servers and calibration module to allow creation of datasets of Himawari-8
data in HSD (Himawari Standard Data) format on local and remote servers, and display or manipulation of the data
using the IMG* commands. The satellite was launched 07 October 2014 and is scheduled to start operations on 07 July
2015. See the DSSERVE command documentation in the McIDAS
User's Guide or its online help for information about creating the datasets, and the
Himawari section in the Bands appendix for information about
its spatial and spectral attributes.
Before installing Fastrack version 2015.1, make sure you view the
complete list of Fastrack
2015.1 Software Changes
, and, if you do any programming or local
code development/modification also view and complete the appropriate
actions described in the Fastrack
2015.1 Programmer Notes
(pdf). You might want to print or download
these two documents for future reference.
McIDAS-X 2015.1 is a fully supported Fastrack release. This means that the software is
fully supported by SSEC, and that each change to the software has been tested on all of
the supported workstation configurations. Full system testing will occur at least once
on each platform during each calendar year. If you elect to install 2015.1, we ask that
you notify the McIDAS Help Desk if you
encounter any bugs. Please be sure to mention that you are running version 2015.1.
Also note that if you plan to upgrade to 2015.1 from a version earlier
than 2014.1, you must first read and perform any required
actions in the release documents for each of the versions you skipped
so you know about their major changes and any required actions in the
interim. For example, if you are upgrading from version 2012.1 to 2015.1,
you must first read and perform any required actions in the release
documents for versions 2012.2, 2013.1 and 2014.1. See the
past versions page for
links to those and other materials from past versions.
To obtain and install McIDAS-X and/or McIDAS-XRD 2015.1, complete the following steps.
- Download (e.g., right-click and select Save option) the following
files to the ~mcidas directory
on your McIDAS-X for Win7 workstation.
Note: The installation will fail
if the names of the downloaded files do not exactly match those listed
below. If your web browser changes the names of the files during
download (e.g., mcidas2015.1_win7.tar.gz becomes mcidas2015.1_win7_tar.gz),
you must rename the files to those below before installing.
||compressed tar file containing binaries, source and data
files; compiled version of -X & -XRD is about 646 MB
||environment variables used by McIDAS-X
||template for creating a .profile file in user accounts that don't have a pre-existing .profile
- To install McIDAS-X and/or -XRD 2015.1 on your workstation, complete
the instructions in the section titled "Installing and Configuring
McIDAS-X" in Chapter 1 of the
McIDAS User's Guide.