[gdal-dev] List of driver maintainers wanted

Daniel Morissette dmorissette at mapgears.com
Tue Jan 20 11:05:23 PST 2015

Hi Jukka, and all,

First of all, huge thanks to you Jukka for all your work cleaning up the 
list of tickets.

In theory I am supposed to be the maintainer of the MITAB driver, but I 
have been inactive for a little while and I apologize for my lack of 
responses on the tickets that relate to this driver. I wish I had more 
time available, but unfortunately for the time being I am unable to 
attend to MITAB tickets, so you should not count on me for those. I hope 
to get back to coding someday, but I'm not sure when that day will be. 
In the meantime, Even has done a great job in attending to tickets on 
which I failed to act (Thanks Even!).

With respect to upstream MITAB, it has become quite out of sync with the 
copy that lives in the OGR source tree, to the point that we should 
consider upstream as deprecated and the version in OGR should probably 
be considered the master from now on. That would solve the question of 
tickets that relate to pushing stuff upstream.

I actually wonder if there are still people who rely on the MITAB C API 
which was the key feature of upstream standalone MITAB and the reason to 
maintain it separate form the whole OGR lib. If those users are 
interested, they could either fork the source of this version which is 
now at https://github.com/mapgears/mitab or contact a developer to offer 
to fund support of the standalone MITAB.


On 2015-01-13 7:59 AM, Jukka Rahkonen wrote:
> Hi,
> There are lots of tickets and patches in the GDAL trac with no reaction from
> GDAL developer side ever. If I could find a list of maintainers of drivers,
> OS specialists (Windows, OSX, uncommon Linux) etc. I could add their
> addresses to Carbon copy field for encouraging them to react somehow which
> would be polite for the people who make tickets which are sometimes of very
> high quality. Do we have such a list? I mean some longer list than it used
> to be Frank and during the last years it has been Even.
> -Jukka Rahkonen-
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Daniel Morissette
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