Re: [gembud] GEMPAK going away in 3-5 years?
My 2 cents:
Given the communities rather apathetic uptake of IDV it is strange to
think that the community will migrate to AWIPS2 if it somehow becomes
magically available. [Note: This isn't a slam against IDV, just noting
that most of us are stuck in our ways that continue to work and have a
general hatred of Java :) ]
GEMPAK won't "go away", since it is Open Source (well sort of) and the
community could always band together to support it. The big struggle
there will be the constant maintenance to keep up with NWS format changes,
etc. Maybe if 30 of us got together, we could replicate what Chiz was
able to do for us!!
The real deal breaker for me is the tight integration that GEMPAK has with
LDM. We desperately need comparable functionality from IDV / AWIPS2
before I remove GEMPAK here :)