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Since May 2009 SSEC has been distributing McIDAS-X updates as fully supported Fastrack releases. 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 system configurations. Full system testing occurs at least once on each platform during each calendar year. Prior upgrade versions were distributed once a year, normally in late-May.

The release package includes manual updates and software media (if requested by the site), as well as release procedure documents that include information such as hardware, software and disk space requirements. McIDAS software releases are distributed as a total replacement of the core system.

The SSEC McIDAS Help Desk provides full assistance for McIDAS software questions pertaining to the current or previous issue. The Help Desk will still assist those sites that are two issues behind the current issue at a reduced capability. A complete description of your MUG support is detailed in the SSEC McIDAS Users' Group Policy Document.

A login name and password is required to download any software. Once you've entered your valid login name and password, you can obtain any other McIDAS software your site is licensed to receive (e.g., McIDAS-XRD and McIDAS-XCD).

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Supported System Configurations

Future Operating System Support Plans

  • 2019   (plans for 2019)

Operating System Usage