I hereby volunteer to  create and maintain a Cygwin package for NCO
(netCDF Operators), an extremely useful set of command-line utilities
for processing netCDF files.

Here is the Debian package page:

    https://packages.debian.org/sid/nco

The authoritative source repository is now the one at GitHub.com:

    https://github.com/nco/nco

The license is GPL

    https://github.com/nco/nco/blob/master/LICENSE

I can build NCO from source and intend soon to construct a package
with cygport (which I have not used before).

Prerequisite packages include GSL, netCDF, OpenDAP and UDUnits, all of
which are available as Cygwin packages.

The only obstacle that I can see it that one of the utilities (ncap2)
needs to link to a specific, now-outdated version of the ANTLR
library, for which there is a copy of the source here:

    http://dust.ess.uci.edu/nco/antlr-2.7.7.tar.gz

I don't think it would be a good idea to make a Cygwin package out of
that, so I need to work out how to build that along with NCO.


Mark Hadfield
51 Volga St
Wellington 6023, NZ

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