Software Requests and Versions
Guiding principles regarding requests for software version upgrades
CAE is currently not accepting new software requests. If you have any questions, please contact the CAE Help Desk
CAE processes course software requests on a semester-by semester basis. Many software companies don't accommodate our academic calendar, and release upgrades on their own schedule. CAE's priority is to maintain stability and usability of software on our lab workstations. To accomplish this, we use the following guidelines in software upgrade requests.
- A software version released mid-semester will not be available until the next semester. We will make exceptions for bugs or instruction-critical new features.
- CAE will only support one version of a software package at a time. Old versions can remain available following an upgrade to allow for a transition, but are not supported or repaired. These old versions can be found under the Retired folder in the course software menu, and are generally deleted after one semester there.
- When open source software is requested, CAE will offer the most current stable version by default.