From: Josh Moore <josh.moore@gm...> - 2012-04-11 19:41:19
There's been a motion  by the development team to drop support for HDF 1.6 in the next PyTables release. For details of the work done, see github issue #105 .
Support for files written by 1.6 will be maintained, but if there are any other users who are stuck using the 1.6 HDF libraries now would be a great time to speak up and outline your situation (including OS version, expected length of support for 1.6 that's needed, etc)
All feedback is welcome.