Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Ross Gammon <>

* Package name    : libcf
  Version         : 1.0-beta10
  Upstream Author : University Corporation for Atmospheric Research/Unidata
* URL             :
* License         : (UCAR)
  Programming Lang: C and Python
  Description     : Library to process data files in the Climate and Forecast
(CF) convention

 NetCDF (network Common Data Form) is an interface for scientific
 data access and a freely-distributed software library that provides an
 implementation of the interface.  The netCDF library also defines a
 machine-independent format for representing scientific data.
 Together, the interface, library, and format support the creation,
 access, and sharing of scientific data.

 This package contains the add-on CF run-time C shared library that uses
 the NetCDF API to manage Climate and Forecasts standards compliant
 data files.

The netcdf package used to contain the CF library. However, the
latest netcdf tarball no longer contains it, and the CF library is released
separately. A transition including the netCDF libraries will be

This package as will be maintained within the Debian GIS Team alongside
the netCDF libraries which it depends upon.

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