Existing Qimera users with a license that is under maintenance will be able to install and run Qimera 2.1 alongside Qimera 1, using the same license. No changes to the license configuration have been made with this release.
The Qimera installer will install by default into subdirectories with the version name under the typical install path, which is usually C:\Program Files\QPS\Qimera. This allows multiple installations quite easily and follows the trend that Qinsy has been using for some time. Users with Qimera 1.X already installed will find that Qimera 2 will install into the Qimera 1 directory, but in the 2.0.0 subdirectory of the Qimera 1 installation folder.
QPS Project and file format versions
This is a reminder that in Qimera version 2.0.0, the QPS project version has been upgraded and is therefore not compatible with previous projects made with Qimera 1. Projects created with Qimera 1 can be upgraded to work in Qimera 2.1 but it will not be possible to go back. It is suggested to back up a Qimera 1 project prior to opening it in Qimera 2.1, in case problems are encountered.
Before the upgrade of a Qimera 1 project, a backup of existing Dynamic Surfaces will be made in the project to ease recovery in case of problems.
Support for Qimera v1.X
Qimera 1 will be replaced by Qimera 2. This means that support will stop at 31st December, 2021.
Support for Qimera 1:
What will be supported until the end-of-life:
- Fixes and patches will in general only be for critical and blocker bugs. Less critical bugs are also candidates to be fixed but this is not guaranteed.
- The software will be tested by our test protocols for the current operating systems.
- Support questions will be answered
- Training for Qimera 1 until 31st December 2021
- On site support for Qimera 1 until 31st December 2021
Qimera 1 will reach end of support on 31st December, 2021. Following this date, no fixes or patches will be made available.
Following this date issues related to Qimera 1 versions will not be processed. Support questions will not be answered.
No training or on site support will be given.
Note that perpetual Qimera 1 licenses will continue to function.