Release Notes

San Francisco (May 2019, v0.7.0)

Highlighted Changes:

  • All released birds support only Python >3.6.

  • Support for the ESGF WPS profile with a Pelican WPS demo and an OWSLib extension.

  • Support for MetaLink in Birdy and PyWPS to return multiple files as WPS output.

  • Release of Finch, a WPS for climate indicators.

Released Birds:

Maintained Birds with Buildout:

  • Phoenix Web App: 0.9.0

  • Twitcher WPS Proxy: 0.4.0

New Birds in the making:

Washington (December 2018, v0.6.1)

Birdhouse was present at the AGU 2018 and ESGF Face to Face 2018 both in Washington D.C.

Highlighted Changes:

  • Improved Birdy WPSClient as a pythonic library for WPS client with support for Jupyter Notebooks.

  • Converted Malleefowl and FlyingPigeon to new deployment layout without buildout.

  • New birds: Finch WPS for Climate Indicators and Kingfisher for Earth Observation Data Analysis.

  • FlyingPigeon has been reborn as the Curious Climate Explorer. Most of its original functionallity has moved to other birds: BlackSwan, Kingfisher and Finch.

Released Birds:

  • Ansible Playbook for PyWPS 0.2.0

  • Cookiecutter Template for PyWPS 0.3.1

  • Birdy WPS Client: 0.5.0

  • Emu WPS: 0.9.1

  • Hummingbird WPS: 0.6.1

  • Malleefowl WPS: 0.7.0

Maintained Birds with Buildout:

  • Phoenix Web App: 0.8.3

  • Twitcher WPS Proxy: 0.3.8

New Birds in the making:

Dar es Salaam (September 2018, v0.6.0)

Birdhouse was present at the FOSS4G 2018 in Dar es Salaam.

Highlighted Changes:

  • Ansible playbook to install PyWPS applications.

  • Skipped Buildout deployment … not all birds are converted yet.

  • Updated Cookiecutter template for new deployment.

  • Using PyWPS OpenDAP support.

  • Initial version of Birdy native client.

Released Birds:

  • Ansible Playbook for PyWPS 0.1.0

  • Cookiecutter Template for PyWPS 0.3.0

  • Birdy WPS Client: 0.4.0

  • Emu WPS: 0.9.0

  • Hummingbird WPS: 0.6.0

Maintained Birds with Buildout:

New Birds in the making:

Montréal (March 2018, v0.5.0)

We had a workshop in Montréal with CRIM and Ouranos.

Highlighted Changes:

  • Birdhouse has a Logo :)

  • A Cookiecutter template for Birdhouse WPS birds is available.

  • A new WPS Bird Black Swan for extreme weather event assessments is started by LSCE, Paris. This bird is spawned off Flyingpigeon.

  • A new Python library, Eggshell, is started to provide common base functionallity to WPS birds like Flyingpigeon and Black Swan.

  • The Twitcher security proxy supports now X509 certificates for authentication to WPS services.

Released Birds:

New Birds in the making:

Bonn (August 2016, v0.4.0)

Birdhouse was present at the FOSS4G 2016 in Bonn.

Highlighted Changes:

  • Leaflet map with time-dimension plugin.

  • using twitcher security proxy.

  • using conda environments for each birdhouse compartment.

  • using ansible to deploy birdhouse compartments.

  • added weather-regimes and analogs detection processes.

  • allow upload of files to processes.

  • updated Phoenix user interface.

Paris (October 2015, v0.3.0)

  • updated documents on readthedocs

  • OAuth2 used for login with GitHub, Ceda, …

  • LDAP support for login

  • using ncWMS and adagucwms

  • register and use Thredds catalogs as data source

  • publish local netcdf files and Thredds catalogs to birdhouse Solr

  • qualtiy check processes added (cfchecker, qa-dkrz)

  • generation of docker images for each birdhouse component

  • using dispel4py as workflow engine in Malleefowl

  • using Celery task scheduler/queue to run and monitor WPS processes

  • improved Phoenix web client

  • using birdy wps command line client

Paris (September 2014, v0.2.0)

  • Phoenix UI as WPS client with ESGF faceted search component and a wizard to chain WPS processes

  • PyWPS based processing backend with supporting processes of Malleefowl

  • WMS service (inculded in Thredds) for visualization of NetCDF files

  • OGC CSW catalog service for published results and OGC WPS services

  • ESGF data access with wget and OpenID

  • Caching of accessed files from ESGF Nodes and Catalog Service

  • WPS processes: cdo, climate-indices, ensemble data visualization, demo processes

  • IPython environment for WPS processes

  • initial unit tests for WPS processes

  • Workflow engine Restflow for running processing chains. Currently there is only a simple workflow used: get data with wget - process data.

  • Installation based on anaconda and buildout

  • buildout recipes (birdhousebuilder) available on PyPI to simplify installation and configuration of multiple WPS server

  • Monitoring of all used services (WPS, WMS, CSW, Phoenix) with supervisor

  • moved source code and documentation to birdhouse on GitHub

Helsinki (May 2014, v0.1.2)

  • presentation of birdhouse at EGI, Helsinki

  • stabilized birdhouse and CSC processes

  • updated documenation and tutorials

Vienna (April 2014, v0.1.1)

  • presentation of birdhouse at EGU, Vienna.

  • “quality check” workflow for CORDEX data.

Hamburg (December 2013, v0.1.0)

  • First presentation of Birdhouse at GERICS (German Climate Service Center), Hamburg.