As we get close to the release of HDXPRT 2012, I wanted to let you know how it compares with the original design specification. You’ll find the complete list of differences below.
In any software project, there are differences between the original design and the final product. Generally, things have stayed pretty close with HDXPRT 2012. A number of these changes were discussed on the HDXPRT blog. We’ve noted in parentheses the title and date of the relevant blog entry.
We’re looking forward to the release of HDXPRT2012. We can’t wait to hear what you do with it!
- HDXPRT does not support 32-bit operating systems. (“Bye, bye 32 bits?” March 2, 2011)
- Because of difficulties with scripting, Picassa is not part of HDXPRT 2012. (“Change is inevitable,” April 27, 2012)
- Audacity 2.0 with Windows 7 debuted after we released the design document, so we are using that version rather than Audacity 1.3.14beta in HDXPRT 2012. (“Change is inevitable,” April 27, 2012)
- We removed the video playback tests from HDXPRT 2012. (“More HDXPRT 2012 changes,” May 11, 2012) Consequently, Adobe Flash Player 11, which was only used in the playback tests, is not part of HDXPRT 2012.
- Simplified Chinese is not supported.
- The specs for the calibration system are below. The design spec had recommended changing to Intel Pentium G860.
- Processor: Intel E6800, 3.3 GHz
- Graphics: Intel G45 Express Chipset
- Memory: 4 GB
- Hard disk: 1 TB HDD
- OS: Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1
- During testing, we were able to reduce the minimum requirements from those in the Design Document. The current minimum requirements are as follows:
- Processor: Intel dual-core 2.0GHz processor or equivalent
- Memory: 2 GB
- Free disk space: 40 GB
- Video display settings: 1,024 x 768, 24-bit color
- DVD ROM to install HDXPRT
- Microsoft Windows 7, 64-bit (Language: US English)