[geos-devel] Releasing GEOS 3.5.0 before PostGIS 2.2

Sandro Santilli strk at keybit.net
Mon Jul 6 01:09:39 PDT 2015

On Sat, Jul 04, 2015 at 09:51:41PM -0400, Paragon Corporation wrote:
> Strk,
> Couple of questions:
> 1) What remains to be done before we can release GEOS 3.5.0?

Deciding about which PR to merge, if any. Easiest decision is NONE,
for obvious reasons. It really just feels lonely when it comes to
taking decisions over here...

> 2) I would like to ask for future, to please do not introduce GEOS
> unreleased features in PostGIS code base if you can not earnestly promise to
> release said GEOS release in time for PostGIS release.
> It's a big waste of everyone's time to test and document said features when
> very few people are going to be able to take advantage of them.

You know there was no due date for the next PostGIS release until a few
weeks ago when Paul proposed one... How about helping out with the GEOS
release instead ? I think what should be done is:

 1. Look at the tracker for things targetted at 3.5.0, punt them
    to 3.6.0 and give reporters/owner some time to complain/discuss
    (if nobody objects in one week, they are gone)

 2. Look at the github PR queue and do the same thing

 3. Go through the the HOWTO_RELEASE to see what's next


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