Subject: pkg/11400: package submission for devel/HDF5
To: None <>
From: Jason Beegan <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 11/01/2000 19:19:57
>Number:         11400
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       package submission for devel/HDF5
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Nov 01 19:07:00 PST 2000
>Originator:     Jason Beegan
>Release:        1.5_ALPHA NetBSD

System: NetBSD 1.5_ALPHA NetBSD 1.5_ALPHA (Kurwenal) #0: Thu Oct 5 19:05:34 PDT 2000 i386

I would like to submit a package to the pkgsrc collection.
You will find it at

Hierarchical Data Format 5


HDF5 is a completely new Hierarchical Data Format product consisting
of a data format specification and a supporting library
implementation. HDF5 is designed to address some of the limitations of
the older HDF product and to address current and anticipated
requirements of modern systems and applications. 

Why HDF5? The development of HDF5 is motivated by a
number of limitations in the older HDF format and library.

HDF5 includes the following improvements over HDF4

   o A new file format designed to address some of the deficiencies of
     HDF4.x, particularly the need to store larger files and more
     objects per file.
   o A simpler, more comprehensive data model that includes only two
     basic structures: a multidimensional array of record structures,
     and a grouping structure.
   o A simpler, better-engineered library and API, with improved
     support for parallel I/O, threads, and other requirements imposed
     by modern systems and applications.