Release of HDF5-1.8.21 - Newsletter #161


  • Release of HDF5-1.8.21
  • Future of HDF5-1.8

Release of HDF5-1.8.21

The HDF5-1.8.21 release is now available, and can be accessed from both the HDF5 download page and Support Portal:

HDF5-1.8.21 is a minor release with a few new features and changes. Important changes include:

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.

Changes that affect maintainers of HDF5-dependent applications are listed on the HDF5 Software Changes from Release to Release page.

Future of HDF5-1.8

Please be aware that this is one of the last releases for HDF5-1.8. We encourage users to move to HDF5-1.10, particularly after HDF5-1.10.3 is released later this year. All major changes for HDF5-1.10 are in HDF5-1.10.2 and HDF5-1.10.3 will include performance improvements for several of the new features.