[Gdal-dev] Motion: Promote GDAL 1.4.0 RC1 to be GDAL 1.4.0 Final

Daniel Morissette dmorissette at mapgears.com
Thu Jan 4 14:51:07 EST 2007

I'll vote +0 since I didn't manage to test RC1 much myself so I can't 
give a full +1, but based on your feedback I believe it's safe to go ahead.


Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> Motion:
> That the GDAL 1.4.0RC1 release candidate be promoted to being the official
> GDAL 1.4.0 release.
> ---
> GDAL PSC members (myself, Howard, Andrey and Daniel) should vote on the 
> above
> motion.  All gdal-dev committers and users are welcome to comment on the 
> motion
> if they have input.
> I haven't seen any serious problems with the GDAL 1.4.0 RC1 release, so I'm
> floating the idea of promoting it to be 1.4.0 final.  There have been some
> issues discovered:
>  o The netcdf driver Open() method can fail with an assert in some cases
>    (such as trying to open a zero length .rst file).  This isn't fixed in
>    CVS but could be before an RC2.
>  o Dori's bug is still apparently not fixed though I haven't investigated
>    nor can I promise it would be.
>  o Ari has committed a change with the description " gdal.pm, gdalconst.pm,
>    ogr.pm, osr.pm: gdal.pm etc. have been replaced with lib/Geo/GDAL.pm 
> etc."
>  o Tamas has made some changes in the csharp bindings, apparently 
> related to
>    building on unix / linux.
>  o There is a tentative fix for MITAB/mapinfo prime meridian support 
> that could
>    be applied for an RC2 if there was one (not currently in CVS).
> There are of course many other outstanding bugs, but there is not reason
> to believe a new RC will resolve them.   I
> Contrary to our standing rules for 2 business days notice, I would like to
> close this motion on Saturday and issue the final release on the weekend
> if there is adequate support and no objections.
> Best regards,

Daniel Morissette

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