[gdal-dev] GDAL/OGR 1.6.0 Release Candidate 2

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Mon Dec 1 13:48:18 EST 2008

Maciej Sieczka wrote:
> Frank Warmerdam pisze:
>> Folks,
>> There have been a few noteworthy errors identified and corrected
>> since RC1 was issued.  So I've decided to retract it and prepare an
>> RC2.  RC2 is available at:
>> http://download.osgeo.org/gdal/gdal160RC2.zip - source as a zip 
>> http://download.osgeo.org/gdal/gdal-1.6.0RC2.tar.gz - source as
>> .tar.gz
>> On behalf of the GDAL project, I request everyone interested in a
>> high quality final release do some quick verification of this
>> candidate release.
> There's a bug outstanding for 4 years now - INT DBF columns treated as
> REAL (DOUBLE) [1]. There's been a related talk on PostGIS ML [2] and
> QGIS dev ML [3] recently.
> Is this bug planned to be fixed any time soon?
> [1]http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/ticket/809
> [2]http://postgis.refractions.net/pipermail/postgis-users/2008-November/022030.html 
> [3]http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/qgis-user/2008-November/004042.html


I believe a correct solution to this problem requires extending the OGR
data model to support 64bit integers for feature attributes.  This is a
significant change, and will require an RFC.

I have not had any client interest in this issue and I have no particular
plans to address it.

Best regards,
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