[gdal-dev] Important - GDAL 1.7.0 - Imagine/HFA Driver Produces
even.rouault at mines-paris.org
Fri Feb 5 14:37:07 EST 2010
Definitely +1 for retracting the 1.7.0 release and preparing a 1.7.1RC1.
Users of FWTools versions released after 28th February 2009 should be carefull
too if they have produced HFA images.
Le Friday 05 February 2010 15:41:14 Howard Butler, vous avez écrit :
> On Feb 4, 2010, at 10:49 PM, Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> > Folks,
> > Ivan has discovered that GDAL 1.7.0 is producing HFA files that are
> > corrupt - that is they are only readable with GDAL. Imagine and older
> > versions of ArcGIS fail to read them. The problem is described in:
> > http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/ticket/3382
> > I consider this problem very serious, and the longer that GDAL 1.7.0
> > is in use the more of these corrupt Imagine files will be produced and
> > cause problems for the world. For that reason, I would like to press
> > ahead to produce a GDAL 1.7.1 release soon, and to mark GDAL 1.7.0
> > deprecated due to this serious bug. Does anyone feel this is overkill?
> > Are there any other high priority fixes folks would like to see in a GDAL
> > 1.7.1 release? I am thinking of preparing an RC on Monday if there is no
> > objection.
> +1. Except for BigTIFF, the HFA driver is one of the consistent large file
> drivers we have. Instead of marking it deprecated, I think we should
> retract the release (remove it from download.osgeo.org) and immediately
> issue 1.7.1 RC1 today. 1.7.0 hasn't been disseminated that widely, and a
> new release shouldn't be that disruptive to downstream packagers that are
> just starting to incorporate 1.7.
> Was this just an issue of limited test coverage?
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