Re: NCAR Graphics and NCL - now one package!

From: Mary Haley <haley_at_nyahnyahspammersnyahnyah>
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2007 16:05:06 -0700 (MST)

Hi Orion,

I hear you, and wish we didn't have to require the registration.

Because this project is funded by the government, we occasionally have
to provide fairly accurate metrics that our software is being
downloaded and from how many different sites. When we don't require
some kind of verification that a download is from a unique person, we
have no way of providing meaningful metrics.

Still, we are open to ideas for improvement, if anybody has them.

Thanks for your comments,


On Tue, 6 Nov 2007, Orion Poplawski wrote:

> Mary Haley wrote:
>> To download this new version, go to:
>> This download is different than what you did before, and requires a
>> registration with a valid email address. We are required to keep
>> metrics on how many people are downloading our software (for funding
>> purposes), but we do NOT share personal information (email addresses,
>> names, etc) with anybody.
> The registration may be a problem for people (like me) to package NCL for
> Linux distributions (like Fedora). We generally expect a publicly available
> URL for the source tarball. Otherwise, kudos for releasing the NCL source.
> --
> Orion Poplawski
> Technical Manager 303-415-9701 x222
> NWRA/CoRA Division FAX: 303-415-9702
> 3380 Mitchell Lane
> Boulder, CO 80301
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