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[netCDF #IGV-352566]: At what version of the library was netcdff introduced?

Hi Donald,

> I support some of the community codes at RAL. I wanted to see if I could
> pin down when you guys switched from having a single library netcdf.a
> with both C and Fortran support, to the separate libraries such as
> netcdff.a.
> Specifically in what versions of the library did this change occur?

Since version 3.6.2-beta3, released on 2006-05-24, there has been a 
configure option "--enable-separate-fortran" which supported creation
of a separate Fortran library.  This option was not the default unless
the "--enable-shared-libraries" option was used, in which case a 
separate Fortran library was generated by default.

This configure option was also in version 4.0, released on 2008-06-29.

There were two main reasons for enabling separate Fortran libraries:

  - so the same C library could be used with multiple Fortran compilers
  - so the benefits of shared libraries would be available to Fortran

Until version 4.1.3, static libraries were the default, but with
version 4.1.3, released 2011-06-30, the default was switched to
shared.  There was an announcement about this change for some of 
the beta releases of 4.1.3, if I remember correctly.


Russ Rew                                         UCAR Unidata Program
address@hidden                      http://www.unidata.ucar.edu

Ticket Details
Ticket ID: IGV-352566
Department: Support netCDF
Priority: Normal
Status: Closed

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