Developer Info

From OPeNDAP Documentation


The OPeNDAP FAQ has a pretty good section on developer's questions.

C++ Coding Information

OPeNDAP Workshops

  • The APAC/BOM Workshops: This workshop spanned several days and covered a number of topics, including information for SAs and Developers. Oct 2007.
  • ESIP Federation Server Workshop: This half-day workshop focused on server installation and configuration. Summer 2008
  • Server Functions: This one-day workshop is all about writing and debugging server-side functions. It also contains a wealth of information about Hyrax, the BES and debugging tricks for the server. Spring 2012. Updated Fall 2014 for presentation to Ocean Networks Canada.

libdap4 and BES Reference documentation

BES Development Information

OPeNDAP Development process information

These pages contain information about how we'd like people working with us to use our various on-line tools.

  • Hyrax GitHub Source Build This explains how to clone our software from GitHub and build our code using a shell like bash. It also explains how to build the BES and all of the Hyrax 'standard' handlers in one operation, as well as how to build just the parts you need without cloning the whole set of repos. Some experience with 'git submodule' will make this easier, although the page explains everything.
  • Bug Prioritization. How we prioritize bugs in our software.

Making A Release

Software process issues:

Older info of limited value:

  • C++-11 gcc/++-4.4 support We now require compilers that support C++-14, so this is outdated (4/19/23).
  • How to use Eclipse with Hyrax Source Code I like Eclipse, but we now use CLion because it's better (4/19/23) . Assuming you have cloned our Hyrax code from GitHub, this explains how to setup eclipse so you can work fairly easily and switch back and forth between the shell, emacs and eclipse.

AWS Tips

General development information

These pages contain general information relevant to anyone working with our software:

Old information

Note: Old build information

The Release Process

  1. Make sure the hyrax-dependencies project is up to date and tar balls on www.o.o. If there have been changes/updates:
    1. Update version number for the hyrax-dependencies in the Makefile
    2. Save, commit, (merge?), and push the changes to the master branch.
    3. Once the hyrax-dependencies CI build is finished, trigger CI builds for both libdap4 and bes by pushing change(s) to the master branch of each.
  2. Making a source release of libdap
  3. Making a source release of the BES.
  4. Make the OLFS release WAR file. Follow these steps to create the three .jar files needed for the OLFS release. Includes information on how to build the OLFS and how to run the tests.
  5. Make the official Hyrax Docker image for the release When the RPMs and the WAR file(s) are built and pushed to their respective download locations, make the Docker image of the release.

Supplemental release guides

Old - use the packages built using the Continuous Delivery process

  1. Make the RPM Distributions. Follow these steps to create an RPM distribution of the software. Note: Now we use packages built using CI/CD, so this checklist is no longer needed.

Note: The following is all about using Subversion and is out of date as of November 2014 when we switched to git. There are still good ideas here...