6.2.0 is slated to be released this week after final testing.
Proper handling of the hi-res level 3 products was the main roadblock.
NCEP's release of NAWIPS handled these products by down-converting from
256 to 16 levels, while we wanted GEMPAK to be able to display close to
the full resolution available (95 colors).
I'll have a note out to GEMBUD within the next couple of days, and
update our GEMPAK/NAWIPS website with the release notes.
Updates and bug fixes in the future should be quick work as there does
not appear to be any major changes to the code base needed past this point.
Sorry for the delay, but please hold tight as I get GEMPAK 6 ready for
release. I'm aware of the long delay and trying my best to not only get
the package out but get it out right.
On 11/02/2010 02:29 PM, Rob Dale wrote:
Are we any closer to this? Since NAWIPS is supposedly an open project, is
there any reason we can't get the files direct from NCEP if there will
always be such a long delay between their release and Unidata's? Would be
easier and better for all if the community put in the changes needed
instead of tying up Unidata resources?