[geos-devel] Geos 2.2.3 vs. 3.0.0

Paul Ramsey 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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