Re: netcdf-4.0-beta1 release now available on netCDF web site...

Ed Hartnett wrote:
Howdy all!

With the recent release of HDF5 1.8.0-beta1, it is now possible for us
to release netCDF-4.0-beta1, and it is now available from the netCDF
web site:
http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/netcdf/

The netCDF-4.0 beta release requires HDF5 1.8.0-beta1, and
zlib-1.2.3. These can be obtained from the netCDF-4 FTP site:
ftp://ftp.unidata.ucar.edu/pub/netcdf/netcdf-4

Build instructions can be found here:
http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/netcdf/docs_beta/netcdf-install.html#Quick-Instructions-for-Installing-NetCDF-on-Unix

Documentation for this release can be found on the netCDF beta
documentation page:
http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/netcdf/docs_beta/

For more information about this release, see the netCDF-4.0 beta
release notes:
http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/netcdf/release-notes-4.0-beta.html

Recent changes in netCDF-4.0 include the use of the new creation
ordering capabilities of HDF5 1.8.0. Since this feature was added to
HDF5 very recently, the HDF5-1.8.0 beta1 release is now required for
netCDF-4.0; previous versions of HDF5 will no longer work.

Build output from a variety of platforms may be found at the netCDF-4
snapshot build page:
http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/netcdf/builds/snapshot/index_4.html

The version 4.0 release of netCDF includes many new features, with a
correspondingly higher risk of bugs in the code and the
documentation. Please report any problems to
support-netcdf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Thanks!

Ed

Ed: Thanks! beta1 works fine and passes all the tests with my python module. However, ncdump appears to be broken - every netcdf-4 file I try results in something like this:

ncdump: test.nc: HDF error

It seems to work fine with netcdf-3 files however.

-Jeff

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