[El] GDAL 1.7.3 in elgis-testing

Viji V Nair viji at fedoraproject.org
Sun Dec 5 15:06:28 EST 2010


On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 12:14 AM, Mathieu Baudier <mbaudier at argeo.org> wrote:
>>> we would need to decide whether to have only one soname pointing either
>>> to the "normal" or to the iioext "real" file or to have different
>>> sonames (in different packages, of course +1). If we use differing
>>> sonames, the iomageio-ext classes will have to be patched to look for
>>> that differing .so
>> I would suggest different sonames in different package. This will be
>> safer and we can have a separate package.
>> Mathieu, what do u think?
> I don't have much experience with JNI packaging but this indeed seems safer.
> I think that this very unlikely that people would use both at the same time.
> The question also is: which one would have as a dependency a package
> like, say, geoserver?

Requires: gdal-java-imageio

Ralf, what do you say?

> Event though the one without imageio-ext is "purer", esp. from a FLOSS
> point of view, most people would probably aim at the best
> performances.
> That is were the alternatives mechanism would be handy.
> As Ralph suggested, let's try and test.
> An important part of the test would be to make sure that there is no
> side-effect on non-java stuff so that we can push GDAL 1.7.3 to stable
> quickly (that fact that we are doing this work now is independent from
> this maintenance release, so it should not be kept "hostage").

There wont be any side effects to other non java stuffs, should work
properly as we are not even touching that part. I am almost finished
with the new spec, just thinking about the best way to pack the imgeio
jnis so that we can enter into the testing phase.

> Many thanks to you both for your patience!
> I'm very excited to see a proper packaging for GIS Java apps around
> the corner...
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