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McIDAS-X Fastrack Version 2015.2
Software and Instructions

This page contains the software and instructions for installing McIDAS-X version 2015.2 on a Linux, Mac OS X or Solaris workstation. If you are installing it on a Windows 7 workstation, go to the Windows 7 instructions.

Before installing McIDAS-X 2015.2 review the pages below for the changes included in the release, including suggested and required actions for users and programmers.

McIDAS-X 2015.2 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 2015.2, we ask that you notify the McIDAS Help Desk if you encounter any bugs. Please be sure to mention that you are running version 2015.2.

Also note that if you plan to upgrade to 2015.2 from a version earlier than 2015.1, 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 2012.2 to 2015.2, you must first read and perform any required actions in the release documents for versions 2013.1, 2014.1 and 2015.1. 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 2015.2, complete the following steps.

  1. Download (e.g., right-click and select Save option) the following files to the ~mcidas directory on your McIDAS-X workstation.
    File name Size Description
    mcidas2015.2.sh 28 KB install/uninstall script
    mcidas2015.2.tar.Z 232 MB compressed tar file containing source & data files; compiled version of -X & -XRD is about 1.1 GB
    mcinet2015.2.sh 18 KB script that configures an ADDE remote server
  2. To install McIDAS-X and/or -XRD 2015.2 on your workstation, complete the instructions in the section titled "Installing and Configuring McIDAS-X" in Chapter 1 of the McIDAS User's Guide.