[DebianGIS-dev] HDF5 version 1.8?
Per B. Sederberg
persed at princeton.edu
Wed Mar 4 13:49:47 UTC 2009
On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 8:41 AM, Francesco P. Lovergine
<frankie at debian.org> wrote:
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> On Wed, Mar 04, 2009 at 08:28:57AM -0500, Per B. Sederberg wrote:
>> Hi HDF5 packagers:
>> I'm developing a python library that makes use of the netCDF4 library,
>> which in turn relies on HDF5 1.8.X.
>> I was wondering if you had any plan to provide debian packages for the
>> 1.8 branch of HDF5, which the HDF folks recommend for new users? If
>> not, though I have never created a debian package before, would you be
>> willing to provide guidance to me to modify your existing packages?
> Yes it is scheduled. Moving from 1.6 to 1.8 is not immediate, because
> the current package needs a deep analysis and rewriting, already done
> for HDF4. Consider that we - as DebianGis - get the maintainership
> of HDF5 library quite late and it is not a package for a faint of heart.
> So, please stay tuned...
Thanks Francesco! I'll be patient... I just wanted to know it was in
the works before I spent a bunch more time building support for
netCDF4 into my python library.
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