Important Technical Notices

 

 

Cadcorp mSIS

Cadcorp has announced that Cadcorp mSIS will not be upgraded beyond its current version (v6.3).

The ability to capture data in the field will be included in a future release of a new mobile version of Web Map Layers. Web Map Layers is an Open Layers based web mapping system. Cadcorp is scheduled to release the new mobile version of Web Map Layers that will include data capture functionality, after the initial release of Cadcorp SIS 8 later this year. Cadcorp will continue to provide support for mSIS until at least the end of 2013.

If you have any questions regarding this announcement, please contact your account manager.

Cadcorp SIS – Operating Systems Support and Licencing at 7.1 SR3

Cadcorp SIS and GeognoSIS 7.1 SR3 (7.1.1556) have been tested and are supported on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.

FOSS Download for Cadcorp SIS 7.1
Cadcorp is a proud supporter of the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) community and uses the GEOS engine in Cadcorp SIS. As part of the FOSS licencing, we need to provide the GEOS source code we use. If you are interested in this, you can download it, as a zip file, from here.

Cadcorp SIS - Operating Systems Support and Licencing at v7.1

UPDATED ON NOVEMBER 16TH 2010 - GeognoSIS 7.1 will not be supported on Windows XP or Windows Server 2003.

Cadcorp SIS 7.1 will be supported on the following platforms:
Desktop Operating Systems
XP Professional
Vista Business
Vista Ultimate
Windows 7 Professional
Windows 7 Ultimate
Windows 7 Enterprise

Server Operating Systems
Windows Server 2003 Standard
Windows Server 2003 Enterprise
Windows Server 2008 Standard
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
Windows Server 2008 R2 2008

GeognoSIS 7.1 will be supported on the following platforms:
Desktop Operating Systems
Vista Business
Vista Ultimate
Windows 7 Professional
Windows 7 Ultimate
Windows 7 Enterprise )

Server Operating Systems
Windows Server 2008 Standard
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
Windows Server 2008 R2 2008

Cadcorp SIS and GeognoSIS 7.1 will be available in both 32 (x86) and 64 (x64) bit versions.

Previous Version Support for Cadcorp SIS software.

Cadcorp provides full maintenance support for the current release of software, Cadcorp SIS 7.1.

Cadcorp provides previous version support for Cadcorp SIS 7.0 and the previous major.minor release, Cadcorp SIS 6.2.

Mature Product Support

Cadcorp will, at their sole discretion, continue to offer telephone/email support services and licenses for earlier versions of Cadcorp SIS.

Cadcorp SIS - Support for 64-bit processors

The Cadcorp SIS - Spatial Information System range of products are native 32-bit applications that run on 64-bit (x64) Microsoft Windows.

Connecting to Oracle

For non-Locator/Spatial Oracle connections, e.g. OGC SQL92 and View Geometry Datasets, Cadcorp recommends using the direct Oracle connection – which uses Oracle Objects for OLE (OO4O) - instead of ODBC or ADO , both of which have more than one Oracle driver.

In testing, and in real-world use, the direct Oracle connection has proved more suited to the needs of the SIS client than the alternatives.

Cadcorp SIS - Operating Systems Support and Licencing at v7.0

Cadcorp SIS V7.0 and future versions will not be supported on any version of the Microsoft Windows 2000 operating system. In line with industry standards, Cadcorp intends to support the Cadcorp SIS product range only on the following operating systems:

V6.1
Microsoft Windows 98
Microsoft Windows 98SE
Microsoft Windows ME
Microsoft Windows NT4
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows XP

V6.2
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows 2003 Server R2

V6.3 (GeognoSIS)
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows 2003 Server R2

V7.0
Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows Vista (Business and Ultimate)
Microsoft Windows 7 (Professional/Enterprise/Ultimate)
Microsoft Windows 2003 Server R2
Microsoft Windows 2008 Server
Microsoft Windows 2008 Server R2

Cadcorp products have not yet been fully tested on the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system and therefore Cadcorp cannot guarantee a full level of support.

Preliminary testing found no issues with the following products running on Microsoft Windows Vista:

Cadcorp SIS 6.2.991

Cadcorp GeognoSIS 6.3.294

Cadcorp SIS and GeognoSIS will be fully supported on Microsoft Windows Vista at their next service releases (6.2 SR6 and 6.3 SR2 respectively).

SafeNet release drivers (USB/25 pin) for both 64-bit and 32-bit operating systems

Previously 64-bit operating systems support was offered for USB dongle drivers only. Customers are advised to update their drivers accordingly.
Download SafeNet 64-bit drivers (V7.2.2)
Download SafeNet 32-bit drivers (V7.3.0)

SafeNet Dongle Drivers (V7.2.1)

Dongle drivers provided by SafeNet (V7.2.1) have a hard-coded expiry date of 13th March 2006, after which date network dongles will fail.

The symptoms are that the dongle stops working altogether. The problem appears to affect network dongles and occurs if the dongle is removed or the server is rebooted.

As the problem may not be immediately apparent but is likely to affect all dongles, Cadcorp recommends that all users upgrade their dongle drivers to the latest drivers issued by SafeNet.

The latest SafeNet drivers are available to download.

Unzip the file, run the Sentinel Protection Installer 7.2.2.exe and follow the instructions.

SafeNet have issued a statement on the compatibility of their dongles with 64bit systems. They have released 64bit drivers for USB dongles only.

Therefore, we have to advise customers that they should only use 64bit processors and operating systems if they have a USB dongle.

Drivers for 25 pin dongles will be available at the end of March/beginning of April.

The full release by SafeNet, Inc: SafeNet,
Inc. announces the release of the 64-bit Sentinel System Driver for AMD64 and Intel EM64T systems.

We are happy to announce the availability of the 64-bit Sentinel System Driver for AMD64 and Intel EM64T based systems. This driver will allow your applications to communicate to the USB Sentinel SuperPro/UltraPro hardware keys in both the Windows 2003 64-bit OS and Windows XP Professional 64-bit. It will also allow you to run 32-bit applications under these operating systems.

This driver download comes with an installer, the necessary MSM files to build the driver into your own installer, and installation documentation.

To download click on the link below: Sentinel System Driver 64-bit for AMD64 and EM64T

Windows 2003 64-bit
Windows XP Professional 64-bit

Customers must be aware that these drivers are only for USB keys only and 64-bit parallel drivers will be made available soon.

The 64-bit Sentinel System Driver for AMD64 and Intel EM64T systems drivers can also be used on Intel Xeon 64-bit processors, but will NOT work on Intel Itanium processors. A separate 64-bit driver is needed.