When you install Qimera with a release date beyond the expiry date of your Support & Maintenance agreement please be aware of the following:
Note for users who are currently using Qimera 1.2.0:
We recommend that anyone using Qimera 1.2.0 upgrade to 1.2.1 or later immediately.
We found a bug in how file formats are identified in the version 1.2.0 of Qimera, which was released on March 15th, 2016. This issue affects users who try to open projects from previous versions of Qimera in version 1.2.0. Attempting to process files could result in processing errors or inaccurate licensing errors.
Qimera release 1.2.1 or greater fixes this problem. Any projects created or opened in Qimera 1.2.0 will be automatically corrected by versions 1.2.1 and higher. Please do not open projects from previous versions in Qimera 1.2.0, upgrade to 1.2.1 before you continue your work.
We apologize for any inconvenience this bug may have caused. We would also like to thank our users for relaying information on this problem back in a very timely and well described manner.
Note on QPD compatibility:
As of the release of Qimera 1.1, Qimera uses a new version of the QPD format that is incompatible with the previous releases of Fledermaus (7.4.5.b and older), Qimera (1.0.7 and older), and QINSy (older than 2015.11.28.1) software. Opening an older QPD file in Qimera 1.1 or newer will upgrade it to the new version, making the QPD unusable in older versions of the noted QPS applications. If this will break your current workflow, and you can not upgrade the newer versions of Fledermaus and QINSy, we do not advise upgrading to Qimera 1.2 at this time.
The new version of the QPD format is compatible with the current and future versions of Qimera (1.1 and newer), Fledermaus (7.5.0 and newer), and QINSy (2015.11.28.1 and newer).