A little known fact in the world of AWIPS(II) is just how dependent the system still is on NAWIPS-GEMPAK. The entire National Centers Perspective is dependent on pre-built shared object files for 64-bit Linux, which means that all of the D2D plugins which extend NSHARP (for bufr obs, NPP profiles, forecast models, etc.) also depend on these libraries.
This dependency has prevented use of the NSHARP plugin in the first release (15.1.1) of the OS X CAVE client. These are the steps taken to build NSHARP and GEMPAK libraries for OS X AWIPS 16.2.2.[Read More]