[gdal-dev] Roadmap to 2.0?

Ari Jolma ari.jolma at gmail.com
Sun May 20 04:38:41 EDT 2012

On 05/18/2012 08:51 PM, Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> On Fri, May 18, 2012 at 10:35 AM, Ari Jolma<ari.jolma at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> Folks,
>> The deadline for 2.0 is at the end of this year:
>> http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/milestone/2.0.0
> Ari,
> Lets not take this deadline too seriously.  If it takes
> till summer 2013 for 2.0 that is ok (IMHO).

Deadlines are usually good ;)

but I have no problem with this. If it takes longer then it takes longer.

>> Is the RFC list the best source for what new features are planned for it?
>> This page is about smaller issues for 2.0:
>> http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/wiki/GDAL20Changes
>> I have an old wish to have full XYZM support in GDAL and it would be a good
>> candidate to the plan for 2.0 - see also
>> http://www.mail-archive.com/gdal-dev@lists.osgeo.org/msg13470.html
>> Is anybody doing a review of what it would take?
> I believe XYZM support would be a great feature for 2.0 and ideally
> would be part of an upgrade to the more recent "simple features geometry"
> model that includes various other geometry types.
> I'm not sure who might want to take on this task though.  It isn't
> currently a focus of mine even though I'd like to see it happen.
> We aren't really a Roadmap kind of project, but I welcome discussion
> of things we would like to accomplish in 2.0 which is our opportunity
> for substantial changes.

I could do two things:

Edit the "smaller issues" page to contain also larger issues (as the 
link to it on the main page says).

Begin a XYZM RFC.


> Best regards,

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