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Newsletter #134
May 15, 2013


Release of HDF5-1.8.11

The HDF5-1.8.11 release is now available, and can be downloaded from the HDF Group Downloads page:


It can also be obtained directly from:


HDF5-1.8.11 is a minor release, with several important new features and changes, including:

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


The interface-level changes in this release are also described in the "HDF5 Software Changes from Release to Release" document found here:


Release of h4mapwriter 1.0.5

Version 1.0.5 of the h4mapwriter utility is now available, and can be obtained from the h4mapwriter project page:


This release supports HDF 4.2.9 (HDF4).

The h4mapwriter utility creates an HDF4 file content map in XML for a given HDF4 file. It enables the data to be retrieved from an HDF4 file without relying on the HDF4 library.

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