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Newsletter #129
November 13, 2012


Release of HDF5-1.8.10

The HDF5-1.8.10 release is now available from The HDF Group Downloads page:


It can also be obtained directly from:


The HDF5-1.8.10 documentation is located in:


For information on HDF5, see the HDF5 home page:


New Features and Changes

HDF5-1.8.10 is a minor release, but contains several important new features and bug fixes. Changes in this release include the following:

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


Future Changes to Supported Platforms

We will be dropping support for the following platforms after this release:

Also, we will no longer provide the VS project files for Windows after this release, and will be moving to CMake 2.8.10.

Release of HDF4 File Content Map Writer 1.0.4

We are pleased to announce the release of HDF4 File Content Map Writer version 1.0.4.

This release provides a fix for handling some NASA OCTS Level 3 products (e.g., O19963061996335.L3m_MO_CHLO) that involve palettes.

Please see the h4mapwriter web page for complete details regarding this release:


Retirement of HDF-EOS5 to NetCDF4 Converter (eos5nc4)

The HDF Group plans to retire the HDF-EOS5 to NetCDF-4 Converter (eos5nc4) tool effective Dec 31, 2012.

If you are using the eos5nc4 tool and would like for it to continue to be maintained, please either send a message to eoshelp@hdfgroup.org or post a message to the HDF-EOS Forum by no later than December 19, 2012.

Please see the HDF-EOS Forum announcement for more information:


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