[GRASS-dev] broken API

Maciej Sieczka tutey at o2.pl
Sat Apr 28 02:09:41 EDT 2007

Glynn Clements wrote:
> Maciej Sieczka wrote:

>>> The question is if the change keeps backwards compatibility for
>>> GDAL, QGIS and other applications which rely on this file.

>> Since gdal-grass plugin fails to build with 6.3 CVS too, will r.out.gdal in
>> 6.3 CVS work when I build the plugin against 6.2.2 CVS, and keep both 6.2.2
>> and 6.3 installed?

> In 6.2, r.out.gdal is a script which uses gdal_translate, so it
> requires a GRASS-enabled GDAL. In 6.3, r.out.gdal is a C program which
> only uses GDAL for the output side, so it doesn't matter whether GDAL
> has GRASS support.

Right. I forgot.

> So, the 6.3 version of r.out.gdal won't use GDAL's GRASS support
> unless you use it to export to GRASS (why would you want to do that?).



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