[GRASS-dev] [gdal-dev] Twenty years of GDAL !
neteler at osgeo.org
Thu Oct 18 10:23:44 PDT 2018
Frank, Even, all GDAL devs,
a big "thank you" from the GRASS GIS community!
Frank, your initial contribution was r.in.gdal on Sep 26, 2000:
r.in.gdal got released the first time with GRASS GIS 5.0:
... 18 years ago!
Thanks again for all your efforts to develop GDAL!
On Thu, Oct 18, 2018 at 4:54 PM Frank Warmerdam <warmerdam at pobox.com> wrote:
> Wow, 20 years! Thanks for pointing out this milestone.
> It is a huge pleasure to know that:
> - it has been a core technology supporting so many other software packages and projects
> - it has been a project that lots of people have felt comfortable contributing to
> GDAL is the core of our data processing pipeline at Planet where we have a number of esoteric internal GDAL drivers, so I continue to use it every day.
> Special thanks to Even who's outsize contribution has kept the project healthy and progressing as I focused on other activities.
> Best regards,
> On Wed, Oct 17, 2018 at 6:51 PM Even Rouault <even.rouault at spatialys.com> wrote:
>> I nearly missed it  (actually I'm already on the 18th here, but let's consider
>> Canadian time so still on the 17th), but exactly 20 years go on Oct 17th 1998,
>> Frank Warmerdam committed for the first time in the CSV repository.
>> commit 149db916aafcbee9bb64572fafda83441c94a552
>> Author: Frank Warmerdam <warmerdam at pobox.com>
>> Date: Sat Oct 17 19:24:36 1998 +0000
>> Initial implementation.
>> git-svn-id: https://svn.osgeo.org/gdal/trunk@2 f0d54148-0727-0410-94bb-9a71ac55c965
>> 169 lines for a first version of the virtual I/O layer...
>> Since then,
>> * 39075 commits have been added on top of it,
>> * 159 raster drivers
>> * 96 vector drivers 
>> * by 161 committers (actually there are more contributors, here just counting
>> the ones who have directly authored a CVS, SVN or git commit),
>> * adding 7110 files in the repository, for a grand total of
>> * 2.192 millions lines in 3745 files with extensions c, cpp, h, hh, hpp, py,
>> html, java, cs, i, pl, vc, sh, bat, dox, ac, GNUmakefile (80 MB) (all the text files)
>> so an average of 300 lines per day added
>> * 64 releases
>> * 6287 tickets closed
>> * 49097 messages posted on gdal-dev
>> * more than 100 software proudly mentionning using it
>> Happy birthday and long life to GDAL and its commmnity of contributors, either
>> by code, documentation, testing, packaging, reports, ... !
>>  thanks to Robert Coup for reminding me a few days ago about the approaching date !
>>  you'll note that 155 + 96 = 255, but I don't think there's a
>> Byte limitation for the number of drivers ...
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