[GRASS5] What to release as 5.1.0?

Radim Blazek blazek at itc.it
Wed Feb 26 04:52:50 EST 2003

On Tuesday 25 February 2003 01:07 pm, Bernhard Reiter wrote:
> > The question is what may be released as 5.1.0, I think that it could
> > be released when it contains most of vector+sites functionality
> > from 5.0. Say 90% of modules?
> Sounds fine to me, though what about raster?

5.0 and 5.1 may be run simultaneously, 5.0 commands may be run
from 5.1 shell after GISBASE export or we could copy compiled 
modules from 5.0 to 5.1 during compilation.

> > Unfortunately the system how categories are stored and then attached
> > to lines and points IS bad in principle. It is not reliable and correct
> > data imported to 5.0 may lose it's attributes. That was why 5.1 was
> > started.
> When do we loose vector attributes?

If lines cross or overlap or are close to each other. Have you never seen
WARNING: line xxxx label: xxxx matched another label: xxxx?

> If the vector support as limited as it is in 5.0. has serious flaws,
> then we could consider to limit ourself to only fix this flaw for 5.2
> and delay other things for 5.4.

Fix? Do you think that to change format and consequently to rewrite all 
vector modules may be called fix? 5.1 is such 'fix'. If you realy 
want to do that, consider to use 5.1 format so that we don't have 
to change format twice in 2 minor versions.


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