McIDAS-X for Win7 Fastrack Version 2015.2
Software and Instructions
This page contains the software and instructions for installing McIDAS-X version
2015.2 on a Windows 7 workstation. If you are installing it on a Linux, Mac OS X or Solaris workstation,
go to the Unix 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 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 2012.2 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.
- 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., mcidas2015.2_win7.tar.gz becomes mcidas2015.2_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 2015.2 on your workstation, complete
the instructions in the section titled "Installing and Configuring
McIDAS-X" in Chapter 1 of the
McIDAS User's Guide.