RE: Just a warning/reminder...

I don't know about intervening releases..but 6.4.5 has been flawlessly running 
on our Solaris x86 boxes for one year now 24/7 and we have never seen any 
issues at all...and these boxes ingest and decode, serve as workstations AND 
web servers.  I am usually a fairly early adapter with GEMPAK and McIDAS, but 
with LDM if it is ingesting data fine and running fine I just tend to leave it 
alone.  I am not saying that folks shouldn't upgrade if they want to but LDM 
stability also depends on OS stability, load, many other factors.  The only LDM 
stability issues I had were when we had to go to Linux for two years several 
years ago at my previous job due to Sun's idiotic decision to stop Solaris 
x86..and that was definitely an OS related issue that was causing LDM problems 
not the other way around.  I am certainly not going to try to get people to 
switch to Solaris (I imagine more recent versions of Linux are more stable than 
the version we were on except under heavy load) but the point is that OS can 
have as much to do with it as anything.

If I wee giving advice to novice LDM users or those that wear about 10 
different hats (like me)..I'd say if it is working just fine then just leave it 
alone..unless Unidata comes out and flat out says that it is a MUST upgrade 
from the pre 6.5 distros.

Just my two cents.

Robert Mullenax
CSBF Meteorology

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-ldm-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx on behalf of Gilbert Sebenste
Sent: Thu 6/28/2007 3:08 PM
To: ldm-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Just a warning/reminder...
For those of you who have LDM 6.5 or later...a reminder that tomorrow
or Saturday, if you haven't upgraded to LDM 6.6.5, depending on your 
version and file actions in your pqact.conf, you MAY have file names that 
are incorrect if they are based on the date/time.

And for those of you on earlier versions, you're missing out on the 
stability and new features!

Gilbert Sebenste                                                     ********
(My opinions only!)                                                  ******
Staff Meteorologist, Northern Illinois University                      ****
E-mail: sebenste@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx                                  ***
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