Latest News  7 Mar 2019


The latest release of Image SXM is version 203-1, released 20 Dec 2018.

You can download it from one of the download sites that are scattered around the internet, such as:

MacUpdate | Softpedia | Download3K | hdttp | DownloadAtlas | DownloadsArea

Email me if you have a problem getting hold of a copy.

Opening Image SXM with macOS 10.14 Mojave

Version 10.14 of the macOS, aka Mojave, will not open Image SXM. I am not yet sure if this is because it is a 32-bit app, and Apple wants all its applications to be 64-bit, or if something else is going on here. I don't think it will be possible to recompile Image SXM as a 64-bit application but I am looking into it. I think the problem is a consequence of using an old version of Xcode. To use a more recent version of Xcode it would have to be compiled under a more recent version of macOS. However, the GPC compiler that I use (one of the GNU family) will not work with the latest versions of macOS. Catch 22.

Opening SXM files with macOS 10.13 High Sierra

With the previous version of the macOS there is a problem opening files when the file icon is dragged to the Image SXM icon. With v201-2 the problem is fixed if the application is already running.

Downloads hit 50,000!

Image SXM has had > 50,000 downloads since StatCounter started keeping track in 2005. I'm not sure how many downloads there have been in total since its first public release in the mid 1990s. Thank you to all users of Image SXM who have kept it going all those years.

Changes made to 203-1

Changes made to 202-1

Changes made to 201-2

Changes made to 201-1

Changes made to 200-2

Changes made to 200-1

Thanks to...

The beta testers who ensure that Image SXM is reasonably bug-free:

William Barvosa-Carter Hughes Research Laboratories, Malibu, USA
Barry Bickmore Brigham Young University, Provo, USA
George Boyan University of Muenchen, Germany
Robert Geisler Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Renée Heilbronner University of Basel, Switzerland
Richard Legeckis National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA
Daniel Manocchio Kaercher, Winnenden, Germany
Christoph Meier University of Ulm, Germany
Ernst Niggli University of Bern, Switzerland
Enique Nunez Quantimetrix Corporation
Colin Shaw Montana State University, USA
Dale Stokes Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, USA
Anders Thorsen Institute of Marine Research, Bergen, Norway
Daniel Westhaver Roffer's Ocean Fishing Forecasting Service, Florida, USA
Jeremy Young University College London, UK

I would be glad to hear from any other users who would like to act as beta testers for future versions.

Steve Barrett

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