[gdal-dev] GDAL 3.1.0 RC2 available

Greg Troxel gdt at lexort.com
Sun May 3 12:35:31 PDT 2020

Sebastiaan Couwenberg <sebastic at xs4all.nl> writes:

> It's indeed not possible to make everybody happy, so the question is who
> you do mind the least to make unhappy.
> If nothing changes packagers like me will be unhappy because they need
> to reintroduce the virtual dependency for the unstable C++ ABI.
> C-only users will be unhappy about having to rebuild their code when the
> only C++ ABI breaks.
> And you will be unhappy if you have to split the library.
> Bumping the SONAME for C++-only ABI breaks is the most correct solution
> as long as its provided by the same library, and splitting the libraries
> in GDAL 4 seems like the right thing to do.
> The choice is up to you.

I wasn't as crisp but I agree with all that.

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