Re: netcdf-4.0-beta1 release now available on netCDF web site...

Hi Jeff:

Are you building it with Fortran enabled. If so, can you tell me what gfortran you are using, and what other settings you have. It fails for me on OSX.

Thanks,

-Roy M.
On Apr 23, 2007, at 11:35 AM, Jeff Whitaker wrote:

Ed Hartnett wrote:
Howdy all!

With the recent release of HDF5 1.8.0-beta1, it is now possible for us
to release netCDF-4.0-beta1, and it is now available from the netCDF
web site:
http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/netcdf/

The netCDF-4.0 beta release requires HDF5 1.8.0-beta1, and
zlib-1.2.3. These can be obtained from the netCDF-4 FTP site:
ftp://ftp.unidata.ucar.edu/pub/netcdf/netcdf-4

Build instructions can be found here:
http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/netcdf/docs_beta/netcdf- install.html#Quick-Instructions-for-Installing-NetCDF-on-Unix

Documentation for this release can be found on the netCDF beta
documentation page:
http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/netcdf/docs_beta/

For more information about this release, see the netCDF-4.0 beta
release notes:
http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/netcdf/release-notes-4.0- beta.html

Recent changes in netCDF-4.0 include the use of the new creation
ordering capabilities of HDF5 1.8.0. Since this feature was added to
HDF5 very recently, the HDF5-1.8.0 beta1 release is now required for
netCDF-4.0; previous versions of HDF5 will no longer work.

Build output from a variety of platforms may be found at the netCDF-4
snapshot build page:
http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/netcdf/builds/snapshot/ index_4.html

The version 4.0 release of netCDF includes many new features, with a
correspondingly higher risk of bugs in the code and the
documentation. Please report any problems to
support-netcdf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Thanks!

Ed


Ed: Thanks! beta1 works fine and passes all the tests with my python module. However, ncdump appears to be broken - every netcdf-4 file I try results in something like this:

ncdump: test.nc: HDF error

It seems to work fine with netcdf-3 files however.

-Jeff

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