[GRASS5] What's holding 5.3.0 release?

John Gillette JGillette at rfmd.com
Fri Jan 30 16:29:21 EST 2004

> The last month I received several comments telling that the current
> situation of GRASS development for new programmers is confusing.

In fairness to you, Markus, I think the discussions on this list made 
it clear what the plan is and what the differences between the versions 

Having said that, I do have questions about proj4 and r.in.gdal.

My understanding is that the proj4 library is not required for 5.3.
An internal version will be used if not found BUT there is a slight
difference in the versions and a small bug has been fixed in the
grass supplied version.  This this correct and does it affect the 
release of 5.3?  Have we documented the difference?

For r.in.gdal, I made a small attempt to understand why some
people were having seg-fault problems. I still don't understand
this.  Is there a difference in r.in.gdal in 5.3? A recent problem 
was fixed, I think, relating to DEMS.  Is this in the 5.3 version?

And I just remembered r.terraflow. Is that fixed to compile on 
gcc 2.9x and >3.x now? I don't see it in the man pages for 5.3 on the
web.  Will it be included for 5.3?  I assume not.

(I am trying to be helpful here, not a nuisance.)


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