[Gdal-dev] GDAL 1.4.0 RC1 Available

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Wed Jan 3 01:26:39 EST 2007

William Kyngesburye wrote:
> On Jan 2, 2007, at 11:21 AM, Frank Warmerdam wrote:
>> Folks,
>> I have prepared a GDAL release candidate - 1.4.0 RC1.  I would appreciate
>> testing for critical errors that should be corrected before the release.
>> My hope is to promote RC1 to be the actual release this Friday.
>>   http://www.gdal.org/dl/gdal-1.4.0RC1.tar.gz
>>   http://www.gdal.org/dl/gdal140RC1.zip
> Still having a problem with my Idrisi/NetCDF bug:
> http://bugzilla.remotesensing.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1176


I have finally investigated, and it seems to be that the netcdf
library ncopen() isn't too safe in the face of arbitrary non-netcdf
files.  I intend to modify the netcdf driver to test files for a
netcdf magic code before passing to ncopen() to work around this.
However, the change is sufficiently involved that I don't want to
do it just now.

>> I have also published 1.4.0 autotest and doc files at:
>>   http://www.gdal.org/dl/gdal140doc.zip
>>   http://www.gdal.org/dl/gdalautotest-1.4.0.tar.gz
> Good.  I've been meaning to ask about an updated autotest.
> One test I've wondered about - DODS OGR, the test never worked and still 
> doesn't.  The error I get isn't very helpful as to why it's failing:

>   TEST: ogr_dods_1 ... ERROR 4: couldn't connect to host

> "Unable to open" doesn't really tell me if the NOAA server is not 
> responding or my DAP library is broken or the OGR DODS driver is 
> broken.  Previously I used DAP 3.6.2, updated to 3.7.3 now, same problem 
> on both.

The "couldn't connect to host" is the real error message.  Apparently the
server I was testing against has changed or moved or something and I
haven't had the inclination to adjust the script.  I likely ought to setup
my own DODS server for testing against, but this could easily be a bit
of work.

Best regards,
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