[Live-demo] Upcoming 2016 FOSS4G events? - and OSGeo-Live draft press release and schedule

Johan Van de Wauw johan.vandewauw at gmail.com
Wed Nov 18 01:33:01 PST 2015

On Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 11:17 PM, Angelos Tzotsos <gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com> wrote:

>> Another important choice to make early in the release cycle is whether
>> we switch to gdal 2 or not. Most packages already support gdal 2 [1],
>> but the ones using install scripts have to be checked again.
>> I'm in favor of switching to gdal 2.
> I am in favor of switching to GDAL 2.x as long as all downstream projects in
> the disk have a stable release supporting it.
> At this moment this is not the case.
Perhaps we should compile a list of which packages are not yet
supporting GDAL 2.x to ease discussion?
Packages relying only on the C API don't need a change.

One of the reasons I'm a bit pushy for gdal 2 is that I's love to have
Xerial released with gdal 2, otherwise we will be stuck with the "old"
version in the LTS release. If I'm not mistaking, fedora is also
already using GDAL 2.

Kind Regards,

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