The OVSA software was originally written in the Windows environment,
and although we are currently working to remove any operating system dependencies,
fewer problems are likely to be found in the Windows environment than in
UNIX environments. To set up the OVSA software under Windows, follow
all of the steps in HESSI
Solar Software Installation for Windows 95/98/NT, by Merrick Berg.
You will need to install Perl, and if running Windows95 you also need the
DCOM package described there. At the instrument selection step,
select the Radio Observatories: OVSA check
box. Currently you do not need to select HESSI, or any
of the X-ray packages for the OVSA software to run. Only the IDL
Gen subroutines are needed, and those are included by default. This
may change as new routines are added, however.
After the installation is complete, you must change the line in %SSW%\site\setup\sswidl.bat
that defines the personal setup, to read
in addition to the changes described in the HESSI
Solar Software Installation for Windows 95/98/NT documentation.
This documentation still under development.