[geos-devel] GEOS cross-heap problems

Paul Ramsey pramsey at opengeo.org
Wed May 13 00:43:13 EDT 2009

Other comments? I have only vague discomfort, so in the absence of
someone else having issues, I will subordinate my theoretical musing
to Frank's practical need.


On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 9:19 PM, Frank Warmerdam <warmerdam at pobox.com> wrote:
> Paul Ramsey wrote:
>> Frank,
>> Please feel free to add the patch into trunk.
> Paul,
> Done (r2506).  Details at:
>  http://trac.osgeo.org/geos/ticket/249
>> Regarding API additions, I am feeling a little conservative. At a
>> minimum, once you start doing that, all the downstream packages have
>> to start testing for revision in order to know if they can call the
>> feature.
>> I'd like to hear from others on this.
> OK - though I don't see the downside.  Downstream packages only need
> to check for, and use GEOSFree() if they want.  We are just adding a
> new option, not altering an existing one or removing anything.
>> On a related note, strk has completed a large run through upgrading
>> GEOS to the latest JTS, which has added some extra robustness to a
>> number of cases, and he's also tracked and killed some long-standing
>> bugs. A GEOS 3.2 would not be a bad thing to have, rather than letting
>> the functionality moulder in SVN. (This would also be a fine place for
>> API changes)
> I'd be pleased to see GEOS 3.2 though for my purposes (OSGeo4W) I would
> really like GEOSFree() in GEOS 3.0.4.
> Best regards,
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