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System Requirements

Hardware Requirements

A graphics card and driver supporting OpenGL 2.1 or later is required if you wish to make use of the Workspace’s 3D visualisation capabilities. We strongly recommend you have a dedicated graphics card rather than rely on graphics capabilities offered by on-motherboard chips from Intel, etc. If you do rely on integrated graphics (eg Intel), please ensure you are using the latest stable driver available.

Operating System Requirements

Windows

The Windows packages are suitable for Windows 7, 8 and 10. It is recommended that you uninstall the previous version of the software before installing the new version. To uninstall, run the Uninstall executable in the existing installation area. To install the new version of Workspace on Windows, simply run the installation executable and follow the on-screen prompts.

Mac

Workspace is currently supported on Mac OSX 10.12 (Sierra), 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.10 (Yosemite) and 10.9 (Mavericks). To install, open the .dmg file, run the installation package inside and follow the on-screen prompts. Workspace will then be accessible from within the Applications folder.

Linux

Our primary Linux target is Ubuntu although Workspace should work on other popular distributions such as Mint, Debian, Fedora or openSuse.

To install on RPM-base systems, use the command (sudo access may be required):

rpm -Ivh <workspace package name>.rpm

Workspace will then be installed to the /opt/csiro.au/Workspace directory.

Installing on Debian-based Systems (e.g. Ubuntu)

To install on Debian-based systems, you will first need to convert the RPM packages into the .deb format usingĀ alien. Note that certain options must be used to preserve the pre/post install/uninstall scripts and to prevent the release number from being incremented. The recommended syntax to use is the following:

sudo alien -kcv --bump=0 <workspace package name>.rpm