[geos-devel] GEOS 3.7.0 release in 2 weeks

Mateusz Loskot mateusz at loskot.net
Fri Sep 1 10:05:14 PDT 2017

On 1 September 2017 at 17:31, Regina Obe <lr at pcorp.us> wrote:
> 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.

GEOS has accepted to require C++11 [1] as minimum C++ standard.
It means, we are free to use C++11 features in the codebase;
replace deprecated std::auto_ptr with std::unique_ptr and std::shared_ptr, etc.

Although RFC 5 opens the road to C++ modernization,
I don't plan any big refactoring though
If things change, they will change gradually.

[1] https://trac.osgeo.org/geos/wiki/RFC5

Best regards,
Mateusz Loskot, http://mateusz.loskot.net

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