[geos-devel] Geos 2.2.3 vs. 3.0.0
pramsey at refractions.net
Thu Feb 14 19:49:45 EST 2008
The significance of the changes is all in your perception and use. If
you happen to hit a geometry bug in 2.2, then 3.0 becomes much more
significant to you.
I'd suggest "going with the flow". Use what you have as default until
such a time as it doesn't do what you want or need.
On Feb 14, 2008, at 3:17 PM, Mike Leahy wrote:
> I'm setting up a new server that in the not-too-distant future will
> be used for some live project work. I'm currently running Fedora 8,
> and I find that most of the GIS-related utilities we need are
> available from the default Fedora repositories. However, the Geos
> in the Fedora repositories is still at version 2.2.3. I don't know
> how likely that is to change in the near future, but I'm guessing it
> might be a while (if at all for Fedora 8) given the number of
> dependencies that would also have to be updated (Gdal, Qgis,
> MapServer, etc.).
> What I'd like to know is whether the improvements in 3.0.0 are
> significant enough to make it worthwhile for me to go through the
> process of compiling it myself (plus all of the dependant tools).
> This isn't too difficult for me to do, but it is time consuming, and
> I'd rather rely on binaries complied and tested by those with more
> expertise than I have. Alternatively, I can stick with 2.2.3 (and
> maybe hope for updates on F8), or consider another distribution that
> has Geos 3.0.0 already distributed with it (does anyone know if this
> is the case, maybe for CentOS?).
> What recommendations would anyone on this list have?
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