a short report on running WinCC OA (currently recommended version 3.16) on CentOS 8.
With some help of CERN Linux support, who kindly provided the necessary “compat-” libraries for testing we got WinCC OA 3.16 running on a CentOS 8 (virtualbox VM). Hence: technically it is possible, and we are working with Linux Support to have these necessary “compat” libraries (name libicu-50 and libwebp-4) available.
HOWEVER this absolutely does not mean (YET) that we support running WinCC OA 3.16 on CentOS 8 in any way - further validation efforts are necessary to achieve that.
For the time being, the recommended platform to run WinCC OA on Linux is CentOS 7
With the above “compat” libraries it may become technically possible to run WinCC OA 3.16 on other OSes, such as recent Fedora, yet this has not been tested yet (I will try to report back here once I get any result)
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