HDFView 3.1.2 bugs

HDFView is useful software, and the HDFView 3.1.2 release was a useful upgrade. However, I wish HDF Group would make better use of semantic versioning as HDFView 3.1.2 is broken on Linux, Mac and Windows as per HDFView 3.1.2 release notes:

  • Linux: Ubuntu 20.04 broken, HDF Group suggests upgrading to Ubuntu 20.10 (not suitable for many)
  • MacOS: HDFView 3.1.2 does not work on OS 10.15 (Catalina) or 11 (Big Sur), which is what the vast majority of Mac users are on
  • Windows: need to download an HDFView.bat file to workaround issues