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Hello and welcome to the HDF / netCDF mailing list. NCSA has begun to investigate the task of adding a netCDF interface to the HDF file library. This mailing list has been set up to discuss the project. We have drawn up a preliminary design document for the project, it can be anonymously ftp'ed from ftp.ncsa.uiuc.edu in outgoing/chouck/design.ps We would be greatly interested in any comments you have on it. Our immediate plans call for the continued implementation of a prototype based on the public domain netCDF code from Unidata. The prototype is moving right along and we hope to have at least a Sun-based version that people can experiment with in a few weeks. (If people would like the initial version of the prototype to run on other machines now would be a good time to let us know.) In the near term, we also plan to begin soliciting opinions on adding support for meshes to netCDF. Our current working mesh data-model comes from the SILO project developed at Lawrence Livermore. We would like to send out the details of the data model sometime in the coming weeks in order to see what people think about it. That's about it for current news. To send a note to the mailing list please mail to : hdf-netcdf@xxxxxxxxxxxxx For administrative tasks please contact : hdf-netcdf-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx -Chris Houck chouck@xxxxxxxxxxxxx