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 users 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 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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