AWIPS Tips: NSF Unidata AWIPS 23.4.1-0.2 Beta CAVE Software Release

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AWIPS 23.4.1-0.2 is a beta release of CAVE for installation on linux, mac, windows, and virtual machines (Windows and Linux). This release includes a major upgrade for the operating system, running on Rocky 8 Linux – which is a free Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) distribution.

This release is a CAVE only release, where we have a public version 23.4.1 EDEX for our users to connect to using the edex-beta.unidata.ucar.edu URL. The National Weather Service is still working on their 23.4.1 release to operations. In the interim, we are waiting on final clearance from the NWS before releasing a public Unidata EDEX install and source code. We understand the CentOS7/RHEL7 end of life is upon us, but this is all we are allowed to provide at this time.

NOTE: We will still have our version 20 public EDEX up and available at edex-cloud.unidata.ucar.edu, but the version of CAVE you are running has to match the version of EDEX it's connected to (ex. version 23.* of CAVE will not connect to version 20.* of EDEX and vice versa).

Major Updates:

  • Operating System upgrade from RHEL7 (CentOS7) to RHEL8 (Rocky8)
  • Python upgrade from Python 3.6 to 3.11
  • Minor Java upgrade to a newer version of openJDK 11

AWIPS Updates:

  • New NSHARP Load Tools
    • Available by opening the NSHARP palette, either from the NSHARP button on the toolbar or the new menu option in the Tools menu, and is accessed by selecting the “Load Tools” button
  • Ability to load multiple NSHARP soundings in one editor
    • Added to the station plot menu in the NSHARP Editor
  • New Near-Storm Environmental Awareness (NSEA) Digital Cursor Readout
    • Models menu > NSEA Digital Cursor Readouts >
  • New Rain Rate Classification (RRC) data product
    • koax menu (or other site) > koax Precip > Rain Rate Classification (RRC)
  • New SPC Day 4-8 Severe Thunderstorm Probability products
    • NCEP/Hydro menu > SPC Convective Outlooks > Day 4-8 Outlook >
  • New TAF Station Plot display
    • Surface menu > TAF Station Plot
  • New multi-panel layout options
    • Right-click-hold menu > Change Panel Layout >
  • Add references to new KHDC radar
  • Remove references to KLIX radar (now obsolete)
  • EDEX Connection window updated with beta server URL

How to Install CAVE 23.4.1-0.2

Visit our CAVE Beta Installation Page and see options for the Linux, Mac, Windows, and Virtual Machine installation methods.


EDEX Connection

Select the server in the Connectivity Preferences dialog, or enter edex-beta.unidata.ucar.edu.


Functionality/Reporting

To report any bugs/issues/broken functionality, please fill out this short form.


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Comments:

I went to install on another Rocky8 machine today and got a "awips2repo not found" error using the same steps that worked a few days ago? Rob

Posted by Rob Dale on June 29, 2024 at 10:18 AM MDT #

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