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This week we have an exciting update about python-awips! We are proud to officially announce a beta version 20 of python-awips that is compatible with our beta EDEX server (edex-beta.unidata.ucar.edu), which is running AWIPS 20.3.2. This version of python-awips is available for download as a source code installation. Please see our main documentation page for the beta installation instructions.
NOTE: This beta python-awips is not backwards compatible with v18 EDEX servers, and vice versa.
This process downloads the applicable github repo and branch to your local machine. From there, you will create a new environment and install python-awips v20 locally. Then, you can run all of our example notebooks, which have been modified to point to our beta EDEX server.
If you follow our installation instructions, this will create an entirely new conda environment, so you wont clobber, overwrite, or interfere with your existing or base python environment.
If you use conda or pip to install python-awips, you will still only receive our production v18 python-awips package, so the source install mentioned above is the only way to access the beta currently.
If you run into any issues, please fill out our short AWIPS Beta Reporting form to help us track and fix known bugs and behavior.
Check back in two weeks for the next blog post, which goes through the details of changing map bundles to further constrain or filter their display.
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