[geos-devel] IMPORTANT: Losing Regression Tests

Paul Ramsey pramsey at cleverelephant.ca
Fri Sep 11 15:03:17 EDT 2009

Due to http://trac.osgeo.org/geos/ticket/281 we are about to lose our
regression test harness.

Consider this an impassioned plea for someone w/ enough C++ chops to
rescue the xmltester before I remove this code from the repo.


On Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 7:59 AM, GEOS <geos-trac at osgeo.org> wrote:
> #281: License issue
> ----------------------+-----------------------------------------------------
>  Reporter:  frankie   |        Owner:  pramsey
>     Type:  defect    |       Status:  new
>  Priority:  blocker   |    Milestone:  3.1.2
> Component:  Default   |      Version:  3.1.1
>  Severity:  Critical  |   Resolution:
>  Keywords:            |
> ----------------------+-----------------------------------------------------
> Changes (by pramsey):
>  * owner:  geos-devel at lists.osgeo.org => pramsey
> Comment:
>  This is a bona fide problem, the "Use in commercial applications requires
>  written permission" clause is certainly not GPL compatible, so this code
>  absolutely must go. As a side note, this also indicates the OSGeo
>  incubation code review process is probably too trusting, one person can't
>  catch everything, and I did not catch this one in my review -- having more
>  than one person perform a review of the code seems a good idea.
>  We can't release 3.2 until this is stripped, and I think to incentivize us
>  I am going to remove these files and take XMLTester out of the build.
> --
> Ticket URL: <http://trac.osgeo.org/geos/ticket/281#comment:1>
> GEOS <http://geos.refractions.net/>
> GEOS (Geometry Engine - Open Source) is a C++ port of the Java Topology Suite (JTS).

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