Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#131 closed help (fixed)

UM version

Reported by: west@… Owned by: lois
Component: UM Model Keywords:
Cc: philip.stier@… Platform:
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I'm doing a PhD with Philip Stier at Oxford and Andy Jones at the
MetOffice? and am about to start using the UM.

According to your website

"the next version of the UM which will be managed by a new system, Flexible Configuration Management (FCM), introduced by the Met

Office, which replaces nupdate for new versions of the UM".

I was just wondering if you could let me know when the new version of
the UM will be available? Since the version control system is going to
change so drastically with the new version, it seems like there is
little point in learning the old version control method. It would
really help me structure the timescale of my project if I knew when I
could start using the new version of the UM and FCM.

Many thanks,


Rosalind West

Climate Processes Group,
Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics,
University of Oxford


Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by lois

  • Owner changed from um_support to lois
  • Status changed from new to assigned

Hello Rosalind,
This is a question we are trying to resolve together with the Met Office. The timescales are still rather 'fluid' and it could be another month or even two before we get an FCM (Flexible Configuration Management) enabled UM version which could be used by the academic community on a National compuetr service like HECToR. We are even still uncertain whether this will be 6.6 or 7.0, it will depend on the timings of the Met Office UM releases. There are several research groups who are waiting for this. While it is frustrating for us all we must remember that this will be the first time the Met Office will have released this to the academic community and we would like to get it right. We have beta releases of the potential new system and we have fed back comments and issues to the Met Office so we are not expecting too many problems when the Met Office finally release the next FCM version but it will all take time.


comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by ros

  • Resolution set to fixed
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