Briefing on NT platforms and developments

Windows NT has become an excellent platform on which to develop and run Java applications for several reasons:

Sun often releases the production (optimized) version of Java for Windows NT weeks before the production version is available for Solaris. Unidata plans to support MetApps prototypes and applications on Windows NT.

Due to limited resources, there are currently no plans to port current Unidata applications such as GEMPAK, GARP, or McIDAS to Windows NT/2000. However, some community members have had success with using Interix (a commercial package for running Unix applications on Windows NT, about $300 for one user license) and the freely available MicroImages Xserver package to run the SSEC version of McIDAS. We will be investigating the use of Interix and similar solutions for this purpose.

This document is maintained by Russ Rew <>