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2013 Operating System Support Plans
for McIDAS-X

For versions distributed in 2012, McIDAS-X is supported on systems running Apple Mac OS X, HP-UX, 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 2013 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 McIDAS Help Desk if you have any questions or concerns about the plans. Refer to the current Supported System Configurations list for the currently supported platforms and versions.

Vendor:  Apple

We are in the process of evaluating Mac OS X 10.7 and 10.8, and are planning on supporting both in 2013. (Note that due to a Tcl/Tk incompatibility with OS X 10.6, the McIDAS-X GUI, Configuration GUI and ASK1 command were not available on OS X 10.6 systems. We will include these in our evaluation of 10.7 and 10.8.)

01 January 2013 -- Sunsetting support for Mac OS X 10.6 Intel.

Vendor:  HP

01 January 2013 -- Sunsetting support for HP-UX.

Vendor:  Microsoft

Continuing support for Windows 7 Enterprise with Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications (SUA).

01 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.

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 Sun Microsystems.)

An end of life for Solaris 10 has not been announced, so we foresee no changes in our support of Solaris 10.


Note: McIDAS-X is no longer supported on SGI IRIX or IBM AIX systems. It was last supported on those systems in McIDAS-X 2010.1 and 2011.1, respectively.