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

Angelos Tzotsos gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com
Wed Nov 18 05:32:44 PST 2015

On 11/18/2015 11:33 AM, Johan Van de Wauw wrote:
> 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,
> Johan
Hi Johan,

As far as I know, OTB is preparing a 5.2 release to support GDAL 2.x and 
ZOO-Project is preparing for a 1.6.0 release too.

Looking at Xenial Launchpad page for GDAL it seems it already pulled 
1.11.2 in the distribution:


Angelos Tzotsos, PhD
OSGeo Charter Member

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