[gdal-announce] GDAL/OGR 1.8.0 Beta2 Released

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Tue Jan 4 20:39:54 EST 2011


I have prepared a new beta release.  There were few issues identified with
the beta1, but there are some improvements and bug fixes.  Notable ones

  - Support for the ECW 4.1 SDK.
  - Support for the MrSID V8 SDK.
  - Fixes for tricky jpeg-in-tiff bugs.
  - Various improvements to GML/NAS drivers.
  - Added -stats option to gdal_translate
  - Avoid copying statistics/histogram in gdal_translate when altering image.
  - Various improvements to PDF driver.
  - Added AeronavFAA driver to OGR.
  - Fixes for VSI buffered io handler.
  - ESRI JSON improvements to GeoJSON driver.
  - PostGIS 2.0 compatability changes to postgis driver.
  - XML handling fixes for GeoRaster driver.

The full 1.8 release NEWS is available in the gdal/NEWS file in the
release source.  The code can be downloaded from:


Bug reports on regressions since 1.7 are of particular interest, but any
and all testing and bug reporting is helpful.

Best regards,
I set the clouds in motion - turn up   | Frank Warmerdam, warmerdam at pobox.com
light and sound - activate the windows | http://pobox.com/~warmerdam
and watch the world go round - Rush    | Geospatial Programmer for Rent

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