Package Details: hdfview 3.1.0-1

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Package Base: hdfview
Description: a GUI browser for reading hdf5 files
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Licenses: custom
Conflicts: hdfview-beta
Replaces: hdfview-beta
Submitter: eleftg
Maintainer: MartinDiehl (chrisjbillington)
Last Packager: eleftg
Votes: 6
Popularity: 0.000445
First Submitted: 2017-10-17 18:54
Last Updated: 2019-10-27 12:26

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MartinDiehl commented on 2020-05-04 14:22

HDFview currently works only with the outdated HDF5 version 3.10.x. For the moment, I recommend to use the hdfview-bin

chrisjbillington commented on 2020-05-04 13:58

You may use the PKGBUILD in hdfview-bin after putting the downloaded build in the same directory. The AUR page for the package has instructions.

MartinDiehl commented on 2020-05-04 13:56

HDFview currently works only with the outdated HDF5 version 3.10.x. For the moment, I recommend to download the binary version from

Since this requires a login, I can not provide a working PKGBUILD

chrisjbillington commented on 2019-10-28 14:33

Interesting, sure if you want to share a screenshot I'll look at it...what DE/WM are you on? I'm on gnome-shell and don't see the issue on X or Wayland, regardless of my GTK theme (which HDFview appears to respect). Also, does the problem occur with the hdfview-bin package?

eleftg commented on 2019-10-28 14:22

@chrisjbillington All dialogs are white. Clicking on any item of the menu bar (like Help >> About... for instance) yields a white dialog. The only non-white things are the fields. I will add a link with screenshots if you're interested.

It's still jdk11-openjdk. I've always only used LTS java versions to build this package.

chrisjbillington commented on 2019-10-28 14:13

@eleftg Which interface boxes are white for you? What java are you using? I'm not seeing any issues with jre11 which is the version the prebuilt HDFView comes with.

If HDFview only works with a particular java version, perhaps we should have it depend on that version and work out how to have it launch with the correct one without it having to be the default java environment.

MartinDiehl commented on 2019-10-28 05:38


strange that your interface boxes are white. Maybe it is related to an incompatibility of the jdk. hdfview brings its own version and the system version might differ.

eleftg commented on 2019-10-27 12:30


Thank you both for your contributions.

I think there are still a few hiccups (the interface dialogs are all white) but at least the package builds for now and it's a base for a start.

MartinDiehl commented on 2019-10-27 07:54

@chrisjbillington nice, works also for me (i.e. openjdk 13)

chrisjbillington commented on 2019-10-26 19:51

I'm able to build on openjdk 11 with the following PKGBUILD:

I have to admit it's not 100 % clear to me what these modifications to build.xml are doing, though it all looks like not bundling things that don't need to be bundled. I was able to remove the "--ignore-missing-dep" option and it still seems to build.

I've also made hdfview-bin which installs the prebuilt binaries from the HDF group without trying to unbundle anything. Obviously building from source is preferable, but since I have no idea whether this build actually works with HDF4 or different versions of Java, it might be useful to have a fallback as provided by the HDF group.