Re: [ldm-users] LDM & IPv6

I added an issue about supporting IPv6 to the LDM development site on
GitHub a while ago. It is on my list of things to do in my copious spare
time. :-)

Almost anything is possible in software. It just takes time, money, and
some mechanism for prioritizing issues. Unfortunately, the first two are
uncertain in the current funding environment and I'm still looking for a
good way to implement the third (if you know of one, then please share).

Steve Emmerson

On Mon, Oct 6, 2014 at 7:26 AM, Brendon Hoch <bhoch@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Blair,
> I've heard a similar response when asking about the ability of LDM to
> handle more than 30 feedtypes.  One of the things that was mentioned was
> that it would require a new architecture that would not be backwards
> compatible with LDM 6.x, thus causing an impact to the community.
> Seeing as how it has been over 10 years since the community moved from LDM
> 5.x to LDM 6.x, I don't think it's unreasonable to ask the community to
> move to a LDM 7.x platform which could potentially incorporate IPv6, >30
> feedtypes and possibly other benefits.
> LDM was originally developed to support the university community.  The
> number of commercial and governmental entities that now use LDM and other
> Unidata tools has grown rapidly in the last few years. NWS/Raytheon has
> made LDM an integral part of AWIPS II, which puts the developers at Unidata
> in a unique support situation.  I encourage the Unidata governing
> committees (Usercom and SAC, formerly Polcomm) to explore ways to encourage
> the corporate and governmental members who have joined this community to a
> play a greater role (either through contributions of funding or programing
> expertise) so that improvements to LDM and other Unidata tools may proceed
> at a more rapid rate.
> Brendon
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