[geos-devel] Drop SWIG bindings

Martin Davis mtnclimb at gmail.com
Wed Nov 25 14:29:08 PST 2020

+1 to dropping the SWIG bindings.

On Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 1:37 PM Mike Taves <mwtoews at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> SWIG bindings have existed as part of the core GEOS library since
> early development, however they have not received much attention in
> many years.
> I've (quickly) prepared two options for consideration:
> Option one: Drop Python SWIG bindings
> https://github.com/mwtoews/geos/pull/1
> This keeps the SWIG interface for Ruby bindings, which is packed by
> (e.g.) Ubuntu; see https://packages.ubuntu.com/xenial/ruby/ruby-geos
> However, it drops the unsupported Python 2 SWIG bindings. Python users
> can use either Shapely or PyGEOS.
> Option two: Drop SWIG bindings, including for Ruby and Python
> https://github.com/mwtoews/geos/pull/2
> This drops the whole SWIG interface.
> Note that Ruby users can access GEOS bindings via RGeo
> https://github.com/rgeo/rgeo, which has a steady history of active
> contributions; see https://github.com/rgeo/rgeo/graphs/contributors
> Another idea is to move the SWIG Ruby bindings into a separate repo,
> similar to php-geos https://git.osgeo.org/gitea/geos/php-geos, however
> this would require a volunteer to step in.
> Any thoughts to either proposal? And if so, whether this should happen
> before or after the next release?
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