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Section Index: 12.1 Installation in Linux 12.2 Installation in Mac 12.3 Installation in Windows 12.4 Configuring Windows Firewall 12.5 Update

Chapter 12. Appendix 5 – Güralp Discovery installation

Güralp Discovery is a software package for Microsoft Windows, MAC and Linux, which facilitates the identification, configuration and management of Güralp digitisers and instruments.

Güralp Discovery has a conventional .msi -based installer. Once installed, the software can check whether it is the current version and can update itself using a button on the Help→About menu.

12.1 Installation in Linux

The Linux version of Discovery 64-bit is delivered in a self-contained package.

To install Güralp Discovery:

The script proceeds through the following installation stages:

12.2 Installation in Mac

To install Güralp Discovery in a macOS machine:

12.3 Installation in Windows

To install Güralp Discovery on a Windows machine:

Note: Discovery for Windows 64-bit requires Microsoft Visual C++ 2015. Discovery may ask to install it if it is not installed yet.

12.4 Configuring Windows Firewall

Windows Firewall can interfere with Discovery’s ability to send information to instruments and/or receive information from instruments over the network. If you use Windows Firewall, you should make special provision for allowing Discovery to communicate, as described in this section.

12.5 Update

If a PC running Güralp Discovery has an Internet connection, Discovery can check whether an update is available. To initiate this, click About from the Help menu or type + followed by :

A screen like the following is displayed:

The currently installed version is shown. If this is the most recent version available, the screen will say Up to date and the button will be disabled, as shown above. If a newer version is available, the screen will look like this:

If you with to proceed with downloading the newer version, click the button. This does not commit to an immediate upgrade: it just downloads the installer. If you do not wish to download the installer, click to close the “Discovery About” dialogue.

If you clicked , you may see the following warning if the previous installer is still in your download folder:

Simply click or key to continue: the download will start immediately.

While the download is in progress, the following indicator will be displayed:

When the download is complete, the following screen is displayed:

If you wish to complete the installation immediately, click . If you would rather defer the installation, click and run the installer at a more convenient time.

Once the upgrade is complete, start Discovery in the usual way. Windows, recognising that the program has changed, may ask you to specify how you wish Discovery to interact with the Windows Firewall. Because Discovery requires network communication in order to function, it is important that you understand the options available.

The following screen is displayed:

The screen provides three check-boxes which indicate whether Discovery can communicate with networked devices in the “Domain” profile, the “Private” profile or the “Public” profile. (Profiles are also known as “network locations”.)

The “Domain” profile applies to networks where the host system can authenticate to a domain controller. The “Private” profile is a user-assigned profile and is used to designate private or home networks. The default profile is the “Public” profile, which is used to designate public networks such as Wi-Fi hotspots at coffee shops, airports, and other locations.

For a more complete discussion of this topic, please see or your Windows documentation.