[gdal-dev] GDAL 1.6.3 released

Howard Butler hobu.inc at gmail.com
Fri Nov 27 14:59:12 EST 2009


The GDAL team is pleased to announce the release of GDAL 1.6.3.


The following issues were addressed in this release:

* r13533 (ogr postgis plugin) have been added to the stable branch only <http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/ticket/3125>
* GRIB detection not thread safe <http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/ticket/3209>

* GDALRasterizeLayers() and GDALRasterizeGeometries() segfault when passed invalid band numbers <http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/ticket/3146>
* Patch for HDF5 block size recognition <http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/ticket/2270>
* Gdal doesn't calculate stats correctly if it is negative number <http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/ticket/2511>
* ERS file pointing to an ECW file is not opening when a full path name is not specified <http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/ticket/2907>
* Keyword causing format unrecognized (PDS) <http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/ticket/2956>
* Add support for large NITF files <http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/ticket/2989>
* do not remove leading spaces after TRE=xxxx= metadata when writing them <http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/ticket/3088>
* [PATCH] TSX COSAR driver and 'pixel validity mask' <http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/ticket/3112>
* GDALDataset::BlockBasedRasterIO() does not use overviews <http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/ticket/3124>
* SIGBUS when reading A.TOC on Solaris <http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/ticket/3130>
* Cleanup of drivers when using ECW data  is very expensive <http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/ticket/3134>
* When PIXELTYPE=SIGNEDBYTE, band.GetStatistics returns wrong values <http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/ticket/3151>
* HFA doesn't support reading COMPRESSED + SIGNEDBYTE <http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/ticket/3152>
* undefined reference to ... error with gdalbuildvrt.cpp <http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/ticket/3167>
* variation on label to image pointer (PDS) <http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/ticket/3177>
* GDALGridCreate with NULL progress callback function <http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/ticket/3189>
* ERS driver fails with ERSs containing relative paths to non-ERStorage rasters <http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/ticket/3196>
* Wrong type casting in GDALGrid data metrics functions <http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/ticket/3207>
* HDF5 driver crashes with stackoverflow on this HDF5 image <http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/ticket/3218>

* Python utililities should support command-line wildcards <http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/ticket/2783>
* gdalbuildvrt -resolution lowest/highest does not work correcty for y pixel size <http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/ticket/3198>
* [PATCH] Part of the reprojected image is missing from GDAL 1.6.0 along 180E/180W longitude <http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/ticket/3206>

* OGRLayer::GetFIDColumn() and GetGeometryColumn() just return empty strings from Python bindings <http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/ticket/2694>
* GML read failure for GDAL 1.6+ <http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/ticket/2948>
* GML reading problems with Xerces 3.x <http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/ticket/3156>
* OGRLayer::GetFeatureCount returns a wrong value for SOUNDG layer <http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/ticket/3163>
* XPlane driver causes fatal memory allocation in ogrinfo/ogr2ogr <http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/ticket/3164>

* libtool: /bin/sh: arg list too long (powerpc-ibm-aix5.3) <http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/ticket/3080>
* Error when building the gdal 1.6.2 for Linux <http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/ticket/3149>

* Add __version__ to python bindings <http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/ticket/3137>
* ReadRaster() crashes when GDAL is built with MinGW <http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/ticket/3173>

OGR Spatial References:
* EPSG:3785 does not support spherical mercator hack <http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/ticket/3136>
* Add 2 NZ coordinate system definition to mitab driver <http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/ticket/3187>

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