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HDF5 Source Code

Latest Version:   HDF5-1.10.1       [ Newsletter 153 ] [ Release File ]


Source Code

The source code distributions for Unix and Windows are identical except for the line endings.

Currently, the SWMR feature can only be tested on UNIX platforms. The SWMR testing is disabled on Windows.

PLEASE be aware:   On UNIX platforms the HDF5 tests must be run on a local file system or a parallel file system running GPFS or Lustre in order for the SWMR tests to complete properly. For example:

    cd LocalFSpath
    mkdir build
    cd build
    /path_to_HDF5_source/configure ...
    make
    make check
    make install


Building HDF5 with configure

Instructions for building HDF5 with configure can be found in the release_docs/ directory of the source code. Below are some of the files located there.

Information Description
INSTALL file Instructions for installing HDF5
INSTALL_parallel Installation instructions for Parallel HDF5
INSTALL_Cygwin.txt Installation instructions for Cygwin

Building HDF5 with CMake

CMake is required to build HDF5 on Windows. It can optionally be used for Unix platforms.

Information Description
Building With CMake Using platform configuration files to simplify building with CMake RECOMMENDED
INSTALL_CMake.txt Instructions for building HDF5 with CMake
USING_HDF5_CMake.txt Building and installing HDF5 Applications with CMake
USING_CMake_Examples.txt Building and testing the HDF5 Examples with CMake

- - Last modified: 15 June 2017