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 MetaModel Manager FAQs

If you have a question about the use of MetaModel Manager, please read the manual, then search the FAQs below, and then -- if you don't find an answer, submit your question.


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Q:>  Will the current version of the program run under old Windows XP?  Submit Answer

      A:>  Probably not. The .NET Framework that is a core part of current Windows (i.e., Win7 and up) is not compatible with Windows XP. Thus, many newer programs that are compiled for the current versions of Windows will not run under XP. Usually, the installation of the program will fail.

Q:>  I tried to download the new installation, but I got a warning about a bad or missing certificate (or unknown publisher). Also, when I did download it, it crashes when I run the new version with an error about missing files. What is wrong?  Submit Answer

      A:>  You can safely ignore that warning. We cannot afford the cost and hassle of becoming a "known" publisher (in MS's eyes), but no one has ever encountered a virus in our software. If you get errors when trying to run a new version (or if the installation fails for whatever reason), then first uninstall the old version, then download and install the newest version, and then reboot. The problem often is that Windows doesn't fully install and recognize all the new files in the installation unless you go through these steps.

Q:>  Is the code for MetaModelManager available as open-source?  Submit Answer

      A:>  Not exactly. The GUI for MetaModel Manager was compiled using 3rd party tools for Windows, so it would not be simple to allow other developers to contribute to that code. Moreover, resources are not available to support the testing and verification of changes to code made by a community of possible contributors. However, the C# algorithms that implement the work of MetaModel Manager are publicly available (and are distributed in the installation). Indeed, the concept behind MetaModelManager is that it was developed as an "open-data" model, so that other developers can link their own models to others. Thus, rather than allowing programmers to change the program developed by others, programmers can add their modules to what has been developed by others.

Q:>  Can the program run on a Mac?  Submit Answer

      A:>  The program was developed for Windows-based PCs. It can run on a Mac that is running a version of Windows OS or a Windows emulator. The details of how to do this will need to be provided by some Mac-user. (Anyone want to offer further information?)

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