The Unidata release of GEMPAK 5.10.3 is available for download. A short
description of new features is available here:
More in depth descriptions can be found in the Whats New section of the
nmap2 help tab, as well as here :
Sites building on Linux, or downloading Linux/Linux64 binaries should
read the note
regarding use of gfortran versus g77. Some Linux distributions may not
include the g77 compatibility libraries by default as evidenvced by
several GEMBUD email postings recently, so I compiled the 5.10.3
binaries using the gcc/gfortran 4.1.x compiler environment. Since this
is a new method for providing these binaries, please let me know if you
have troublewith this configuration and identify the OS/kernel/gcc
versions of your system.
NCEP developers have provided notification for retirement of five legacy
GEMPAK GD programs. They are: GDCNTR, GDSTREAM, GDWIND, GDMAP and
GDPLOT. The functionality of each of these programs is fully
incorporated into GDPLOT2. In addition, GDPLOT2 provides additional
capabilities beyond the capabilities provided by these individual
programs. Minimal changes are needed to go from the legacy program
parameter settings to GDPLOT2 parameter settings.
The plan is to retire these five programs one year from February, 2007.
That is, they will not be included with 5.11.2 in February, 2008.
As always, if you have support questions including questions regarding
this release, or in migrating your older scripts etc. from the programs
listed above to
GDPLOT2, please address these to support-gempak@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Steve Chiswell <chiz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>