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Subject: BOUNCE netcdf-hdf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx: Non-member submission from ["Ian F. Darwin" <ian@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>] Organization: UCAR/UnidataKeywords: 200411232127.iANLRcTN021065From support@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Tue Nov 23 14:27:36 2004Received: from mail.phenogenomics.ca ([188.8.131.52]) by unidata.ucar.edu (UCAR/Unidata) with ESMTP id iANLRZ7j021057 for <netcdf-hdf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>; Tue, 23 Nov 2004 14:27:36 -0700 (MST) Organization: UCAR/Unidata Keywords: 200411232127.iANLRZ7j021057 Received: from [172.16.1.104] ([172.16.1.104]) (authenticated bits=0) by mail.phenogenomics.ca (8.13.1/8.13.1) with ESMTP id iANLRK9N002666; Tue, 23 Nov 2004 16:27:20 -0500 Mime-Version: 1.0 (Apple Message framework v619) Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII; format=flowed Message-Id: <88E8150A-3D96-11D9-91E8-000393073EF6@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Cc: "Ian F. Darwin" <ian@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> From: "Ian F. Darwin" <ian@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Subject: netcdf-java Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2004 16:27:53 -0500 To: netcdf-hdf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx X-Mailer: Apple Mail (2.619)As a Java developer I was happy to stumble across the web site for netcdf-java today.However I was a tiny bit concerned that the netcdf-java page describes version 2.1 as "a prototype for the NetCDF-4 project". Prototypes in some meanings of the word tend to be things that are developed and then discarded. Can you please comment on the medium-term viability of netcdf-java, that is, will it continue to be developed in parallel with NetCDF-4, or will its maintenance come to an end with the release of the C version?Thanks very much for your answer to this all-important question:-) Ian Darwin Toronto Center for Phenogenomics (phenogenomics.ca) ian@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Hi Ian:The netCDF Java library is fully supported Unidata software; its not going away!
The sense of "prototype" that I intended was simply that various design ideas are being tried out in the Java library, with eventual migration to the C library as they prove useful and resources are available. As such, the APIs are a bit more fluid than the C library. It will probably stay rather ahead of the C library development for the forseeable future. The latest version is 2.2.
thanks for your interest.