Building from source is not very user-friendly at this time , sorry, I did not want to add any dependencies to the git repo
Here are some notes, if you or anyone still cannot build after this, send me a private email
1) To build in Linux / Mac
GNU Autoconf is used
1A) Using Bakefile
You need Bakefile 0.29, install from source
This file was used to generate the gnu "Makefile.in" from a "bakefile"
Bakefile is *ONLY* used to generate "Makefile.in"
If you want to avoid this, just modify the supplied "Makefile.in" regarding the hardcoded paths to HDF5 and netCDF
HDF5 and netCDF dependencies were build from source with GNU autoconf
Using the Linux packages for these will probably work too
I use ubuntu
sudo apt-get install < add here HDF5 , netCDF , curl, and probably other dependencies that I forgot now; if you get some errors, that will tell you >
If you want to give a try to Bakefile, I *recommend* it
I found Bakefile to be a very good alternative to CMake , because , unlike CMake, it has a learning curve of about 10 minutes...
Just by looking at the file explorer.bkl, about 17 lines,
one can guess what it does , just a list of source files, and extra libraries, that's really all we need... no hard to guess meaning CMake macros here
bakefile -v -f autoconf explorer.bkl
1B) Using wxWidgets
You need wxWidgets
This is where the GNU Autoconf build is located
The best way is to include the netCDF Explorer code inside the "samples" folder,
say in a folder called "explorer"
modify "configure.in" to have this extra line
where "explorer" is the folder you made
redo the autoconf stuff
this should do it on Linux/Mac
2) To build in Windows
I used Visual Studio 2013
2A) Modify the wxWidgets Visual Studio solution to have one more "samples" project, say "explorer" (just copy from the others or make a new one), and add the sources
2B) You need Windows Visual Studio builds of all the dependencies : HDF5, netCDF, curl
in the curl site
the latest distro has Visual Studio ready solutions , which is fantastic
Unfortunately the HDF Group and the netCDF folks do not supply a Visual Studio ready solution
So, you will have to generate the solution using Cmake ...
for example, for HDF5
cmake -C ../config/cmake/cacheinit.cmake -D"ZLIB_INCLUDE_DIR:PATH=K:\zlib\V1.2.5" -D"ZLIB_LIBRARY:FILEPATH=K:\zlib\V1.2.5\windows\static\zlib125d.lib" -D"BUILD_SHARED_LIBS:BOOL=OFF" -D"BUILD_STATIC_EXECS=ON" -D"BUILD_STATIC_CRT_LIBS=ON" -D"TARGET_STATIC_CRT_FLAGS=ON" ..
cmake -C ../cmake/ConfigUser.cmake -D"NC_USE_STATIC_CRT=ON" -D"BUILD_SHARED_LIBS=OFF" -D"ENABLE_DLL=OFF" -D"HDF5_INCLUDE_DIR=K:\data\hdf5-1.8.15\src" -D"HDF5_LIB=K:\data\hdf5-1.8.15\build\bin\Debug\libhdf5_D.lib" -D"HDF5_HL_LIB=K:\data\hdf5-1.8.15\build\bin\Debug\libhdf5_hl_D.lib" -D"ZLIB_INCLUDE_DIR:PATH=K:\zlib\V1.2.5" -D"ZLIB_LIBRARY:FILEPATH=K:\zlib\V1.2.5\windows\static\zlib125d.lib" -D"ENABLE_DAP=ON" -D"CURL_LIBRARY=K:\curl-7.45.0\build\Win32\VC12\LIB Debug\libcurld.lib" -D"CURL_INCLUDE_DIR=K:\curl-7.45.0\include" ..
Hope this helps
One last thing, if you want to avoid future headaches and lost time, use static build for all the builds .
This is for both Windows *and* Linux ...
ah, that just reminded me that I had to build in Linux with
the C++ standard library as a static build ( -static-libgcc if I recall it's the option) because when I tried my ubuntu build on other systems it went to look for a missing dynamic library
Just hack the option into Makefile.in
The supplied Linux binary is X86_64 by the way
There may be something missing , send me a private email if something fails
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Subject: Re: [netcdfgroup] Introducing netCDF Explorer
On 11/01/2015 11:37 PM, Pedro Vicente wrote:
Today we announce the release of a new product, netCDF Explorer.
netCDF Explorer is multi-platform graphical browser for netCDF files. netCDF
Explorer can browse files locally or remotely, by means of OPeNDAP
It is available at
Downloads are available for Mac, Windows and Linux. Source code is available
netCDF Explorer follows the design of our flagship product, HDF Explorer.
*HDF Explorer recently reached the mark of 30,000 users. It has become the
most widely acclaimed browser for HDF files.*
*HDF Explorer was developed only for the Windows platform, and one request we
frequently have is the availability for Mac and Linux. When HDF Explorer was
written, there was not available a good (or any, for that matter), cross
platform GUI framework written in C++.*
We recently came across with an excellent GUI framework that is a joy to work
with, that allows the deployment to Mac, Linux, and Windows with one source
code base. So, a project that was on the back burner for many years, quickly
came to light in the short time frame of one month. The first product is
Due to the short time of development, netCDF Explorer can be considered as a
simple start with a lot of room to grow.
Nonetheless we decided to release it at this time to get a feeling of
netCDF/HDF/OpenDAP user�s comments, suggestions, or any problems they may
encounter examining their own netCDF files.
So, please send any comments, suggestions, problems found.
How the heck are you supposed to build this thing from source?
$ bakefile -f gnu explorer.bkl
error: can't find file '../../build/bakefiles/common_samples.bkl' in
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