Dear Crocus users,
Note that some technical updates have been applied to our branches of SURFEX code. They allow the compatibility of our code with Ubuntu 20.04 and replace some obsolete libraries by maintained equivalents.
Due to these modifications of libraries, after your next code update, running again the configure script will be mandatory before being able to compile the code.
Additionnaly, only for CNRM users still working on Mageia distributions, the following line has to be added in .bash_profile files:
This is not necessary in other cases.
Let us know in case you met any trouble due to this technical update: https://opensource.umr-cnrm.fr/projects/snowtools_git/issues/new
Dear snowtools users,
Please note a major change in the code architecture on master branch of snowtools repository these last days:
The main snowtools code is now in a snowtools folder (in which you will find all modules you are used to import). To import a snowtools module, from snowtools itself, from an other package or from your personal code, it is now compulsory to use absolute imports. e.g. :
from snowtools.utils.prosimu import prosimu
This have been done for three main reasons:
- It is the recommended import form in accordance with PEP8
- The code organization is now coherent with the way it is expected by vortex (python library that use snowtools to run experiment on Meteo-France supercomputers)
- The git repository will now contain at its root some useful files to describe the package (requirements, install instructions, README, etc.) and be in a near future directly installable with `pip` for users that are simple users (not for developers).
Impacts for you, after upgrading to the latest version:
Note that the python path does not have to be updated! If you think you need to modify your `PYTHONPATH`, please check you really have absolute imports everywhere (`from snowtools.[...] import`).
To update the code:
- Go into the folder containing the git repository snowtools_git
- Please check you do not have any uncommited file (with `git status` for instance).
- Pull the latest version of the code with
- As git does not remove by itself folders that are no longer use, you have to delete them by hand or by doing
git clean --force -x -d (check before with `git clean -n -x -d` that you do not have any personal uncommited or untracked file that would be deleted)
Despite the attention paid to required changes in code and several tests, it may remains some inconsistencies and bug linked to this change. Do not hesitate to open an issue on https://opensource.umr-cnrm.fr/projects/snowtools_git/issues.
Please also note the next major change in your timetables: python2 will not be supported in snowtools after the end of this year (2021). Please check in advance that your experiments and code run well on python3 and do not hesitate to open an issue if you encounter any problem, as snowtools is now considered to be fully working with python3.
Dear Crocus users,
The cen branch (stable branch for Crocus users) has just been updated with numerous modifications including:
- The CrocO framework for data assimilation in Crocus with a Particle Filter: https://opensource.umr-cnrm.fr/projects/surfex_git2/wiki/CrocO_user_doc from Bertrand Cluzet
- Numerous numerical optimizations (order of loops, position of if statements, netcdf instructions, etc.) significantly improving the running times from Rafife Nheili
- Standalone version of Crocus for coupling with other numerical surface schemes: https://opensource.umr-cnrm.fr/projects/surfex_git2/wiki/Install_standalone_version_of_Crocus from Rafife Nheili
- Rewritting of microstructure prognostic variables with explicit names and removing of B92 metamorphism parameterization from Mathieu Fructus
- New functionalities of Crocus-RESORT module: https://opensource.umr-cnrm.fr/projects/surfex_git2/wiki/Crocus-RESORT from Carlo Carmagnola
- Other minor changes from various contributors
Many thanks to all contributors and to Mathieu Fructus and Rafife Nheili for the merging work and associated tests.
For standard users, only minor numerical differences are expected compared to previous version.
All branches from our group (cen cen_hotfix cen_release cen_dev) have converged today at a unique and common state before the beginning of a new cycle of developments.
There is no urge to update your code but note that we will ask all users to update their code in case of bugs in older versions.
(git pull and new compilation)
If despite all our tests, you meet troubles with this new version, please report them through the support interface: https://opensource.umr-cnrm.fr/projects/snowtools_git/issues/new
Dear Crocus users,
The main branch for Crocus users was renamed "cen" instead of the complex name "lafaysse_fromV8trunk_withmeb".
To be able to receive the next updates, all of you who installed this branch must do the following command to refer to the new remote name :
git branch lafaysse_fromV8trunk_withmeb --set-upstream origin/cen
Then, optionnally, you can also rename your local branch name for consistency with:
git branch -m lafaysse_fromV8trunk_withmeb cen