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-====== WDB ======+====== WDB - Weather and Water Database ​======
  
-WDB is a database system designed ​to store MHO (Meteorological,​ Hydrological and Oceanographic) data in a PostgreSQL database management server. The purpose of the WDB system is to improve the quality and effectiveness of IT systems for MHO production by providing a complete, flexible, and effective data storage solution for real-time and archive data+Welcome ​to the **WDB** project'​s home page.
  
-WDB is an [[http://​www.opensource.org/​docs/​definition.php|open-source project]] licensed under [[http://​www.gnu.org/​licenses/​old-licenses/​gpl-2.0.html|GPL2]].+**WDB** is a database system designed to store meteorological,​ hydrological and oceanographic (MHO) data in a PostgreSQL database management serverThe purpose of the **WDB** system is to improve the quality and effectiveness of IT systems for MHO production by providing a flexible and effective data storage solution for real-time and archive data**WDB** is the backbone of [[http://​www.yr.no|yr.no]]; Scandinavia'​s largest weather site.
  
-===== Latest Release =====+The WDB system consists of a database server system including a read/write interface to the database, a set of loading programs for inserting various types of MHO data into the system, and a http product generator.
  
-WDB 0.6rc1 is currently available ([[http://​wdb.met.no/​download/​wdb-0.6rc1.tar.gz|download]]). Note that the WDB system is still under development;​ we do not recommend the use of 0.6rc1 for production. 
  
 ===== WDB Features ===== ===== WDB Features =====
  
-  * **Decode and store meteorological forecast fields** +  * **Decode and store meteorological ​and oceanographic ​forecast fields** 
-    * WDB has loading programs to load forecasts, analysis, ​etc. stored in GRIB1 format. Metadata is provided for HIRLAM fields +    * WDB has loading programs to load forecasts, analysis, wave and circulations ​models stored in GRIB1 and FELT format. Metadata is provided for HIRLAM ​fields
- +
-  * **Decode and store oceanographic fields** +
-    * WDB has loading programs to load wave and circulation ​models stored in GRIB1 files. Metadata is provided for WAM fields+
  
   * **Flexible retrieval interface**   * **Flexible retrieval interface**
     * The WDB Call Interface (WCI) allows the extraction of entire fields or points (time-series) from the database using an SQL-based function interface.     * The WDB Call Interface (WCI) allows the extraction of entire fields or points (time-series) from the database using an SQL-based function interface.
-    * WCI is compatible with C++ +    * WCI is compatible with C++; it should be usable in C, Java, Perl, Python, and Fortran as well (however, these interfaces are not yet tested). 
-    * The interface ​should be usable in C, Java, Perl, Python, and Fortran as well, but these interfaces are yet to be tested+ 
 +  * **Open Source** 
 +    * WDB is licensed under [[http://​www.gnu.org/​licenses/​old-licenses/​gpl-2.0.html|GPL2]] or (at your option) any later version. 
 + 
 + 
 + 
 +===== Get WDB ===== 
 + 
 +The latest release of WDB is version 1.0.1. WDB has been in limited usage as a forecast archive since version 0.6.0 released in March 2008. WDB entered full production usage on [[http://​www.yr.no|yr.no]] with version 0.7.8 at the end of February 2009. Currently, the [[http://​www.yr.no|yr.no]] website is run on a backbone of WDB servers.
  
 +You can access the WDB source code on [[http://​github.com/​wdb|github]].
  
 +To subscribe to release information about WDB, register on Freshmeat and subscribe to [[http://​freshmeat.net/​projects/​wdb|WDB]].
  
-=====  Future WDB Features ===== 
  
-  * Putting WDB into production in the Hindcast project (multi-terabyte forecast field archive) +===== Help =====
-  * Creating a load-balancing and fail-over solution for the WDB system +
-  * Improving the test framework and documentation +
-  * Improving the performance of the overall system+
  
-===== Resources =====+The [[Mailing Lists]] should be your first stop if you have problems with WDB.
  
-[[https://svn.met.no/viewvc/wdbSystem/wdb/|WDB Subversion Repository]]+[[http://sourceforge.net/​search/?​group_id=214820&​type_of_search=mlists|Search the mailing list archives]] to see if your problem has been answered beforeIf you are unable to find a response that helps you, post your questions to the appropriate mailing list (non-subscribers can post). For questions not concerning the development of WDB, use the [[http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?​forum_name=wdb-users|WDB Users]] mailing list.
  
-[[https://​wdb.bugs.met.no/​|WDB Bugzilla]] 
  
-[[http://​wdb.met.no/​0.6/​doxygen/​html/​|Code Documentation (WDB 0.6rc1)]]+===== Development =====
  
-[[http://wdb.met.no/0.6/developer/​html/​wdb_developer-manual.html|Developer Documentation (WDB 0.6rc1)]]+WDB is an open-source project; we welcome contributions to the code and we will help you get more involved, if you want to be. Use the [[developers]] section on the left, and post your questions, ideas, and suggestions to the [[http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?​forum_name=wdb-development|WDB Development]] mailing list.
  
-[[http://​wdb.met.no/​0.6/​user/​html/​wci_user-manual.html|User Documentation (WDB 0.6rc1)]] 
  
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