We have now realised that the new libraries are not compatible with Windows XP and that those users using the most modern versions of CED software on Windows XP systems (thankfully, there appears to be only a few of these) are unable to export their data to MATLAB format files. We cannot switch back to using the old libraries because of the memory leak issue and in any case we don't feel that we should encourage our users to continue using the decidedly obsolete Windows XP. So if you encounter this problem you have two possible solutions:
- Switch to using a newer operating system such as Windows 7 (Vista will very probably be OK too) or later. Note that the issue only applies to the actual data export process so there is nothing whatsoever to prevent you from continuing to do your data acquisition & initial analysis on an XP system and then copying your data files across to a Windows 7 system for the purpose of exporting them to MATLAB. The CED software license specifically allows you to install our software onto multiple machines as long as you make sure that only one copy of our software is in use at any given time.
- Install an earlier version of Spike or Signal onto the XP system and use it for MATLAB export.
My apologies for this but as you can see we do not have very much freedom of choice here. We would be very interested to know how many of our users are still using Windows XP so if you could vote in the poll above that will help us to decide when we should drop XP support.