PyGMT Community Meeting, Wednesday 6 Oct 2021 (UTC 1800)

The PyGMT team will be having a community meeting on Wednesday 6 October 2021 (UTC 18:00). The agenda is as follows:

  1. PyGMT Release v0.5.0 plans (https://github.com/GenericMappingTools/pygmt/projects/7)
  2. Discussion about how to handle the upcoming GMT 6.3 in PyGMT v0.6.0?
  3. AGU 2021 Fall Meeting poster/presentation ideas
  4. etc

Main focus will be on getting a new PyGMT release out (tentatively set for 15 October 2021) and some talk on the upcoming AGU conference perhaps, but hopefully there will be time to chat about other things too.

Meeting notes: https://hackmd.io/@pygmt/community-calls-2021
Meeting link:

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2021-10-07 (UTC 18:00)

Youtube recording: https://youtu.be/xKPAP4a3Fns

Participants (please add your name):

  • Meghan
  • Will
  • Wei Ji
  • Richkard
  • Claus-Peter

Agenda:

  1. PyGMT Release v0.5.0 plans (https://github.com/GenericMappingTools/pygmt/projects/7)
  2. Discussion about how to handle the upcoming GMT 6.3 in PyGMT v0.6.0?
  3. AGU 2021 Fall Meeting poster/presentation ideas
  4. Questions/comments from community members

Discussion

  1. PyGMT Release v0.5.0
  2. Preparing for GMT 6.3
    • Tentative date for October 22, or about one week after PyGMT v0.5.0
    • Few dozen major changes, the 3 main things that will affect PyGMT are:
      • More modifiers to GMT functions (need to update PyGMT documentation too), so do we need to pin to minimum version of GMT 6.3? Probably yes, but after PyGMT v0.5.0
      • The @earth_relief dataset now has an auto-resolution feature, solely for the plotting modules and grdcut. May need to update the load_earth_relief function or something to get this feature into PyGMT.
      • Update to plotting defaults for various projections, including -JG, which may break some tests
    • GMT data server will have new SRTM15+v2.3, see https://github.com/GenericMappingTools/gmtserver-admin/issues/105
  3. AGU 2021, we have a 3 min lightning talk!
    • Friday 17 Dec. 4.21pm-4.24pm EST. Meghan will be presenting virtually, and should have some material prepared by early December.
  4. Questions/Comments from community members

Thanks, @weiji14. One additional comment regarding GMT 6.3, please feel free to post any upstream issues for PyGMT that you and/or others think are essential to fix before releasing 6.3. I’ll also look through to flag any urgent upstream issues.

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