[Ncep.list.nems.announce] trying to understand a recent NEMS commit...

Sarah Lu - NOAA Affiliate sarah.lu at noaa.gov
Fri Feb 28 13:56:21 UTC 2014

 Dear All --

Weiyu's announced the planned commit on Feb 8 using this list:
ncep.list.emc.nems.tickets at lstsrv.ncep.noaa.gov.  Is it the correct one to

I use this lstsrv as well as NEMS/GSM trac tickets, and I could appreciate
some clarification on how to effective reach all NEMS developers.  I'm sure
such info is helpful for other as well.


On Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 7:30 AM, Nicole McKee - NOAA Affiliate <
nicole.mckee at noaa.gov> wrote:

> Gerhard,
> I can really only respond to your number 1. Others had issues with not
> getting the announcement email about the 6.3.0r update also. It turns out
> that it was announced using the NEMS Trac tickets listserv instead of the
> nems.announce list. I'll double check to see if you were subscribed to the
> Trac ticket listserv. Then you will also get emails whenever a NEMS ticket
> is created or updated. But, the nems.announce list was created for the sole
> purpose of ensuring all NEMS developers receive commit updates.
> All,
> We should make a point to be consistent in our announcements, using the
> same email list, creating/updating our tickets, etc.
> Nicole
> Nicole McKee
> IMSG/NCEP-EMC Global Modeling Branch
> 301-683-3812
> On Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 7:47 PM, Gerhard Theurich <
> theurich at sourcespring.net> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am a bit puzzled how I missed the commit announcement to the NEMS
>> trunk that went in 19h ago as revision 37397. There are two issues:
>> 1) It's hard to merge to the trunk when there are changes coming like
>> that are not being announced. Yesterday I had merged branches/NUOPC
>> changes to a trunk sandbox, resolved issues and started testing. I will
>> repeat now...
>> 2) The changes in question, updating to ESMF v6.3.0r in NEMS, I would
>> have advised to approach the issue differently. Starting with v5.2.0r,
>> ESMF guarantees a large degree of backward compatibility of the API. The
>> idea behind added the "520rAPI" setting in NEMS was to use it on all
>> 520rAPI compatible ESMF releases, which should be pretty much any future
>> release. The same internal macros would be used in NEMS, and eventually,
>> when the use of prior ESMF versions (like v3.1.0rpX) dies out in NEMS,
>> all of that ESMF version specific macro jungle could be cut down. I
>> think we should revisit the changes.
>> Thanks,
>> -Gerhard
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