[gdal-dev] GDAL 1.6.1 RC1 Released

Even Rouault even.rouault at mines-paris.org
Sat May 9 05:40:02 EDT 2009


The only serious issue I've found is that the Perl bindings don't build. They 
fail with the following error message:

perl Makefile.PL
Building in GDAL distro tree
GDAL version (1.6.1) and module version (1.6.0) do not match at Makefile.PL 
line 50.

I've identified that the GDAL version is hard coded to '1.6.0' in 
swig/include/perl/gdal_perl.i. Bumping GDAL_VERSION to '1.6.1' in it seems 
sufficient to make the build go on, provided that the generated files are 
regenerated (namely swig/perl/lib/Geo/GDAL.pm). Likely, another step to add 
in our HOWTO-RELEASE process...

I've also noticed that the generated files in SVN for swig/perl are clearly 
out of date, but in your snapshot, you have regenerated them, right ? 
Probably a missing commit, but not a big deal if we decide to delete them in 
SVN finally.

Last point, the NEWS file is usually updated in branches/1.6 before tag 
creation, so that it is up-to-date in the .zip/.tar.gz archive.
In a previous version of http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/wiki/Release/1.6.1-News, I 
had also added the fixes that have gone to 1.5 branch since 1.5.4, and thus 
are also included in 1.6.1, but that disappeared when you refreshed it in 
last version. I'm not sure what the policy is in that case. So we have 117 
bugs closed in 1.6.1 ;-)


Le Saturday 09 May 2009 04:24:46 Howard Butler, vous avez écrit :
> All,
> The GDAL team is pleased to announce the release of GDAL 1.6.1 RC1.
> According to the roadmap, exactly 100 bugs have been addressed in this
> release.   Because this is our first maintenance release in the 1.6
> series, and the list is quite large, I am not posting the list of bugs
> fixed in this email.  Navigate to
> <http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/wiki/Release/1.6.1-News
>  > to see if your pet burr has been excised.
> * http://download.osgeo.org/gdal/gdal-1.6.1-RC1.tar.gz
> * http://download.osgeo.org/gdal/gdal161-RC1.zip
> Please test thoroughly, as I am a new release manager, this is my
> first GDAL release, and I may have missed something as part of the
> release process.  If no significant issues are identified, a PSC vote
> will be called for to promote this RC to final on Wednesday or
> Thursday next week.
> Howard
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