Re: Time frame for netCDF-4 release

Simon Wood <simon.wood@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> Hi,
>
> Does anybody have a good feel for when netCDF-4 betas / production
> release are likely to be?
>
> I note that its awaiting HDF5-1.8 release and I note that this is
> currently on its fourth alpha with no stated time line going forward
> (AFAICT).  I also note that the published netCDF-4 schedule suggested
> betas in Feb 06 and 4.0 release at May 06.  I've seen suggestions of
> both October 06 and (more recently) December 06.  What's the current
> expectation?  (and how confident are you? -- sorry I realize thats a
> difficult question, but I'm trying to get a feel for how realistic
> basing our new remote sensing infrastructure around netCDF-4 really
> is.)

As you note we are waiting for HDF5 1.8.0 beta to be
released. Unfortunately I don't know when that will be.

>
> On a secondary point, what is the state of development towards 4.1 and
> support for coordinate systems and scientific datatypes of the CDM?
> How closely are the C / Fortran interfaces likely to reflect the NJ22
> prototype?
>

Part of this work is proceeded as libcf, which is in the early stages
of development. See http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/libcf/.

Thanks,

Ed

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Ed Hartnett  -- ed@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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