[geos-devel] GEOS 3.7.0 release in 2 weeks

Regina Obe lr at pcorp.us
Fri Sep 1 08:31:47 PDT 2017

Just confirmed with Sandro.  Just two functions added and a lot of bug fixes that were also present in 3.6.0 and 3.5.1.
He needs to make another change so I'm going to wait another week before releasing a beta or RC.

Now for GEOS 3.8 I think we'll probably want an alpha since I think Mateusz wants to do some major refactoring and up the required GCC to 4.8.

We might want to even consider calling the next version GEOS 4.0  just for that.

Mat -- thoughts?


-----Original Message-----
From: Regina Obe [mailto:lr at pcorp.us] 
Sent: Friday, September 01, 2017 10:26 AM
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Subject: RE: [geos-devel] GEOS 3.7.0 release in 2 weeks


I believe most of the changes in GEOS 3.7.0 are bug fixes too involved to backport to GEOS 3.6.  There are some new features but not all that many.

If I were to release an alpha, I think it would be setting a precedent since I don't think an alpha has ever been released for GEOS.  At best we've done rc1, rc2 etc.

I'm willing to set a precedent by releasing a beta this time (perhaps this weekend when I release PostGIS beta1)  if people feel they will test it.

Given that most packages are still at GEOS 3.5 or lower, I'm thinking it would be more effort packaging than the gain we would get people testing it.


-----Original Message-----
From: geos-devel [mailto:geos-devel-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Roger Bivand
Sent: Friday, September 01, 2017 5:05 AM
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Subject: Re: [geos-devel] GEOS 3.7.0 release in 2 weeks

If this is just a patch release, do not do 3.7.0. If it is a major release, please respect the downstream developers and do a proper release with alpha, beta and RCs, to give us a reasonable chance to check whether any other changes don't break our stuff. Just because you need new functionality doesn't mean that you can force everybody else's schedules, does it?

For sf and rgeos R package developers with very many users.

Roger Bivand

Roger Bivand
NHH Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen, Norway
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