[geos-devel] GEOS 3.0.0 RC3 binary compatibile in all cases?

Mateusz Loskot mateusz at loskot.net
Fri Dec 15 06:57:39 EST 2006

strk at refractions.net wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 14, 2006 at 10:21:53PM -0500, Mike Leahy wrote:
>> Hello List,
>> I hope you don't mind me posting in this development list...my question 
>> just didn't seem belong in the PostGIS list where Paul made the RC3 
>> announcment...
>> What I'd like to know is: does binary compatibility mean that all 
>> applications compiled against 2.2.x should still work?
> Binary compatibility with 2.2.x is only for the C-API, which qgis
> is not using. PostGIS and GDAL are the ones I know are using the C-API.
> Qgis needs to switch, but it seems no developer is finding the time
> for that :(

I'd not say the problem is in finding time.
AFAIK, first the QGIS Team wants to release stable QGIS 0.8 and then go
forward to switch to C API for GEOS.

For those who can't wait, here is my dirty and unofficial
patch for QGIS:


It was made in October, so may be some additional tweaks
will be required but generally it should be easy to re-patch QGIS.

Mateusz Loskot

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