[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo4W maintenance activities

Jürgen E. Fischer jef at norbit.de
Sat Feb 20 05:40:28 PST 2016

Hi Rashad,

On Mon, 15. Feb 2016 at 21:56:19 +0530, Rashad Kanavath wrote:
> Currently, due to ABI incompatibility upgrades are stuck. For instance
> ossim.

BTW that's the only example there is (at least AFAIK). And that's only because
OSSIM is insisting on using the GEOS C++ API that nothing else in OSGeo4W needs

Everything else was migrated to the more stable C-ABIs to avoid having to
support myriads of different packages to support a number of different C++
compilers, their versions and combinations there of.  IMHO that would be a
large effort, which only marginal visible advantage to the user.

AFAICT there's not much in OSSIM depending on GEOS.  So porting might not be
too difficult.  But the question about the possibility of porting OSSIM to
the C API wasn't really answered (see


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