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Newsletter #124
November 15, 2011


Release of HDF5-1.8.8

The HDF5-1.8.8 release is now available. Many thanks to the users who helped test this release.

The HDF5-1.8.8 software can be obtained from the following page:


This page can be accessed from The HDF Group Downloads page:


The HDF5 1.8.8 documentation is located in:


For information on HDF5, see the HDF5 home page:


HDF5 1.8.8 is a minor release, but contains a few important new features and bug fixes. Changes in this release include the following:

This release contains many other changes not listed here. Please be sure to read the Release Notes for a comprehensive list of new features and bug fixes:


Release of h4mapwriter 1.0.2

We are pleased to announce the release of h4mapwriter Version 1.0.2.

The source code and documentation are available at:


This page also includes a test package and other materials. If you are new to the HDF4 Mapping Project, please read the User's Guide first.

Version 1.0.2 provides these changes from the 1.0.1 version:

We would like to thank all of the people who sent in bug reports and recommendations.

Let us know if you have any questions or comments.

Future Windows Support Changes

For the HDF5-1.8.* releases, we will continue to supply binaries and project files built with Visual Studio 2008 and Intel Fortran 10.1. These files will remain on the last Windows XP OS. However, our current Windows development and future releases will move to Windows 7 and will use Visual Studio 2010 with Intel Fortran 12 (XE2011) as the reference platform. CMake (current 2.8.6) will be the reference build system. The future HDF5-1.10 source will no longer contain the legacy windows directory or documents referencing that directory.

Dropping Support for Solaris Binaries

We no longer provide a link to the Solaris binaries from our web site due to few requests. If you have used the pre-built Solaris binaries in the past and would like us to continue to provide them, please let us know.

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