[geos-devel] Geos 2.2.3 vs. 3.0.0
mgleahy at alumni.uwaterloo.ca
Thu Feb 14 19:53:01 EST 2008
Thanks for the response. Going with the flow is certainly preferable,
but I'd rather avoid bugs down the road if I can. After looking at the
bug tracker, it looks like there are quite a few major/critical bugs
that were fixed in 3.0. Is it only those bugs with 2.2.x specified as
the version that I should look at? Sorry if that's an obvious question
- I just want to make a semi-educated decision about what problems I
might encounter if I stick with 2.2.3.
Paul Ramsey wrote:
> 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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