DEA Release Process

This document describes how to make a new release of Digital Earth Australia onto the NCI computing environment.

Reasons for doing a new release

  • New or updated libraries

  • New Open Data Cube release

  • Configuration changes need to be deployed

  • Utilities in digitalearthau have been updated

Updating the Default Version

Once a module has been tested and approved, it can be made the default.

Edit the .version file in the modulefiles directory.

Eg. For dea-env this is: /g/data/v10/public/modules/modulefiles/dea-env/.version

Notifying the community

Notify the community of the release using the Datacube Central mailing list The notifications are sent out using MailChimp. You might need an invitation from the Geoscience Australia account.

Create a campaign (possibly by replicating one of the existing ones) and change the notes. You can send out a test mail to selected accounts before sending it out to the entire DEA Beta Users list.

Individual Modules

Python “Environment” Module

The Python module contains all Data Cube dependencies and libraries but not the Data Cube itself. See [environment.yaml](py-environment/environment.yaml) for the list of packages.

The module version number is the current date in format YYYYMMDD, as it is a snapshot of all of our pip/conda dependencies on that date.


Loading the module might conflict with other python modules you have loaded.

The module will prevent conflicts with locally installed python packages by changing PYTHONUSERBASE for each release; pip install --user ... will store packages under ~/.digitalearthau.

DEA Module

The DEA module contains the Open Data Cube library, along with all other Geoscience Specific code. It is built against a specific Python envionment module (ie. frozen to specific versions of each of our dependencies)