RHEL 5 support will end in December 2018


RedHat's support for RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 ended already a year ago on March 31, 2017. But since this is still the main platform at user's sites, CineSat offers support of this outdated operating system for an additional migration period of 21 months until end of 2018.


  • New data interfaces require up-to-date interface libraries that are not available for the outdated RHEL 5 operating system, and
  • New CineSat features make use of latest web technologies and third party systems, and they require an up-to-date operating system and latest Linux kernels.

Therefore, we will have to finally drop support for RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 and for the 32-bit CineSat version by end of 2018. We strongly recommend our customers to move on to current RHEL 7 operating systems.

We are currently porting CineSat including all its data interfaces and tools to a 64-bit architecture on CentOS 7 development systems.

In 2019, CineSat will be delivered on 64-bit RedHat Enterprise Linux 7.6 for operational weather services.

Non-critical applications may be based on other Linux distributions. Please ask our CineSat Support Team for other options.

In case you require extended support for RHEL 5 beyond 2018 for a limited migration phase, please contact your CineSat Support.

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