>From: Wayne Gibson <address@hidden> >Organization: Oregon State University >Keywords: 200009112348.e8BNm5b26728 Unidata-Wisconsin image MCIDAS LWTOA3 >pnga2area Wayne, >During the transition phase of delta to png compression, we were able >to bring up the new pnga2area decoder as a replacement for lwtoa3. I remembered that you were well on your way toward this, but I don't believe I ever knew that your transition was complete. I am glad to hear it is so! >In >addition, we replaced all "wxp" derived satellite products with >"mcidas" equivalents. So we are now operational with png compression >and mcidas software. Unfortunately, we are using an older version of >mcidas right now but plan to upgrade. Excellent! >And speaking of upgrade, is our only option for upgrading ldm to the >newest version for SUNOS 5.5.1 a compilation from source? Unfortunately, yes. We do not have a Solaris 5.5x system accessible to test on, otherwise would would make a binary distribution for this platform available. Sorry. >It appeared >as though there was no binary version available. Our college sys >administrator wants to do a clean install from scratch for the newest >OS verses an upgrade. Since Solaris is now at 2.8, and since there have been a LOT of bug fixes and security patches for Solaris since 5.5.1, this is a wise move. >Having done this in the past, restoring >pertinent configuration files and locally installed software can take >some time. What is your opinion on running the newest version of ldm >on SUNOS 5.5.1 verses the newest version of the OS? I think that you would not run into problems building the latest LDM on 5.5.1, but I can't guarantee this (sorry that this comment sounds familar). >Thanks for your help, You are welcome. Tom
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