[gdal-dev] Motion: Promote GDAL 1.9.0RC1 as GDAL 1.9.0 Final

William Kyngesburye woklist at kyngchaos.com
Tue Jan 3 22:46:51 EST 2012

OK, looking good, after patching configure to work around netcdf problems mentioned.

Autotests generally OK.  Netcdf tests OK, except I need to install cfchecker to check CF compliance.

There are a bunch of new tiff_srs_* tests, many that fail.  It's dropping some TOWGS84 options, or some AUTHORITY options for PRIMEM and UNIT, or have having precision problems (ie 298.3 becomes 298.2999999999985).  Probably a problem with my libgeotiff, other srs tests are fine.

On Jan 3, 2012, at 8:46 PM, William Kyngesburye wrote:

> OK, I have NetCDF now with HDF4/5 & DAP.  Now configure problems again (again, netcdf is static library, as are HDF4, HDF5 and DAP):
> My netcdf needs curl (it defaults to using curl), but GDAL doesn't test netcdf with that (curl is tested much later).
> Netcdf4 also needs some symbols from libhdf5_hl, but this is not checked for.
> On Jan 3, 2012, at 4:49 PM, Etienne Tourigny wrote:
>> Folks,
>> I would appreciate minimal testing for netcdf-4 in osx before
>> releasing rc2 (which should take a few days at the most).
>> Wiliam:
>> The driver in 1.9 includes support for netcdf-4, which uses hdf5 for
>> storage and supports deflate compression as well as a new data model.
>> Other important bugfixes and support for CF-1.5 have been included as
>> well.There are also some new autotests that are skipped if netcdf-4 is
>> not available to GDAL, if these pass the build should be fine.

>> On Tue, Jan 3, 2012 at 11:47 AM, William Kyngesburye
>> <woklist at kyngchaos.com> wrote:
>>> I've always built netcdf without v4 API because GDAL didn't support it.  I missed that addition in GDAL 1.9, so it looks like I have more work for compilation and testing ;)
>>> I saw some time ago that HDF5 added some capbility for integration with netcdf4, GDAL 1.9 supports this now?

William Kyngesburye <kyngchaos*at*kyngchaos*dot*com>

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