Dear NCL Users,
The NCL Development Team would like to ask for input from you
regarding computing platforms on which you may run NCL -- in
particular, the Linux operating system.
NCL is currently supported on two Linux platforms (or distributions):
Red Hat and Debian. Both of these distributions are currently updated
and maintained by their developers/maintainers, and are available free
As you may know, Red Hat is changing its Linux offerings. "Red Hat Linux"
as many of us know it will split into two, distinct entities: the
commercial product offering called Red Hat Linux Enterprise, and a free,
community-supported project called Fedora. "Red Hat Linux" (e.g. Red
Hat v7.3 or v9) will no longer be supported, updated, or maintained by
Red Hat after 30 April, 2004.
Many of your computer system administration teams, particularly those that
support Red Hat Linux, will be facing a decision to continue supporting
Red Hat Linux, change to supporting Fedora or some other Linux
distribution, or perhaps a combination of these options.
The NCL Development Team would appreciate feedback from users as to what
direction you/your system admin team/your institution may be considering
with regard to this issue. If you are currently using NCL under Linux, or
may in the future, or have colleagues who are facing this issue, we would
very much like to hear from you.
NCL binaries will continue to be provided for both Red Hat and Debian
Linux distributions for the forseeable future.
Thank you for your input!
The NCL Development Team
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