[geos-devel] RFC6 - Discourage use of C++ API by requiring a configure switch to install the c++ headers and SDK

Sebastiaan Couwenberg sebastic at xs4all.nl
Wed Oct 4 23:02:01 PDT 2017

On 10/05/2017 12:34 AM, Robert Coup wrote:
> Alternative is to work with on C++ APIs/ABIs and compatibility with the
> distros and make it clear that having 7 versions of GEOS installed is
> completely normal. And woe betide if there's a security problem with the
> WKB parser that affects them all. But that's a huge amount of effort to go
> to for something the project has recommended against since forever...

That may be fine for fink, but having more than one version of a library
is not acceptable for Debian and neither is it for EPEL AFAIK. So the
above is not going to happen in the most popular Linux distributions.

Kind Regards,


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