Operating System Support Plans
McIDAS-X is supported on systems running Apple Mac OS X, HP-UX, IBM
AIX, Microsoft Windows XP with Services for Unix, Microsoft
Windows 7 Enterprise with Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications, Red Hat
Linux or Sun Solaris. The section below lists the 2012 operating system
support plans for each vendor supported by McIDAS User Services. Please
check the plans for your current operating system(s) and contact the
Help Desk if you have any questions or concerns about the plans.
Refer to the current Supported
System Configurations list for information on our currently supported
Continuing support for Mac OS X 10.6 Intel. (Note: The McIDAS GUI
is not included in the McIDAS-X package for OS X 10.6 and thus is not
available/supported on OS X systems.)
We will evaluate Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) when it's supported at the
University of Wisconsin SSEC.
Continuing support for HP-UX 11.11.
HP hardware and software are not supported by the University of Wisconsin
so the MUG must pay all fees on its own in order to support HP-UX. The
Australian BoM paid for MUG support of HP-UX from 2007 through 2009.
The Australian BoM and Cape Canaveral Forecast Facility have now paid
to extend MUG support of HP-UX through 2012.
Continuing support for AIX 5.3.3 until its end of life (EOL), 30 April
2012. As of that date AIX 5.3.x will no longer be supported by IBM,
and McIDAS-X will no longer be supported on AIX.
Please contact us
you have feedback regarding this issue.
Continuing support for Windows 7 Enterprise with Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications (SUA) and Windows XP with Services for Unix (SFU).
January 2013 -- Sunsetting Windows XP support (approximately one
year after support of Windows 7 was added).
Vendor: Red Hat
Continuing support of 6.x Intel, 5.x Intel and 5.x PPC.
We will evaluate 7.0 when it's supported at the University of Wisconsin SSEC.
McIDAS-X on IRIX was last supported in McIDAS-X 2010.1.
Vendor: Sun / Oracle
Continuing support of Solaris 10 on SPARC and x86. (Note: The Solaris
operating system is now maintained by Oracle. SSEC
tests on Sun Solaris 10 which was purchased before Oracle acquired
An end of life for Solaris 10 has not been announced, so we foresee
no changes in our support of Solaris 10.