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WDB is a database system designed to store meteorological, hydrological and oceanographic (MHO) 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 flexible and effective data storage solution for real-time and archive data.
The latest release of WDB is version 0.9.4. 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 yr.no with version 0.7.8 at the end of February 2009.
Note: Version 0.8.0 introduced interface changes to WDB that are incompatible with 0.7.x. Further interface changes were introduced in WDB version 0.9.0 in order to replace the Postgres BLOB system. Further versions in the 0.9.x series will attempt to stabilize the user interface prior to the release of 1.0.0.
To subscribe to release information about WDB, register on Freshmeat and subscribe to WDB.
The WDB Mailing Lists should be your first stop if you have problems with WDB.
Search the mailing list archives to see if your problem has been answered before. If 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 WDB Users mailing list.
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 For Developers section on the left, and post your questions, ideas, and suggestions to the WDB Development mailing list.
See the roadmap for a detailed roadmap of WDB, broken down by release. On the executive level, the future development of WDB is targetted toward: