[Proj] What proj library version is best?

Paul Selormey paul at toolscenter.org
Wed Jul 7 03:40:24 EDT 2004

This is a bit off topic...
I have never being able to reach Gerald from here, Japan.
I have tried both my home and work connections. Can someone
post his latest codes to me and if possible the documentations.

Best regards,

> Craig Bruce wrote:
> > As an end-user of the system, what I want is a single interface that
> > care of everything to do with coordinate/datum transformations for me.
> > I don't really care about all of the sub-levels of stuff that needs to
> > be done.
> >
> > However, there appears to be a significant practical issue here in that
> > Gerald continues to add new projections to his own 'pure' copy of the
> > PROJ library while Frank continues to develop the higher-level
> > It looks like decoupling the efforts would be the best practical
> > The "PROJ" library could remain 'pure' and Frank could reorganize his
> > work into a "COORDSYS" (or some similar name) library that is built on
> > of PROJ and provides a complete interface for coorindate transformations
> > so that end users don't need to know that a 'pure' PROJ library is even
> > present.
> Craig, et al,
> It is my intention at some point to rip out all of the PROJ.4 core that
> I am using and use Gerald's work instead.  However, this is a substantial
> job, and I'm not exactly sure when I will get to it.  There are also
> questions about what degree of backward compatibility with older
> versions of PROJ.4 (4.4.x) will be achieved in this move.  Whether I
> move to a whole new API or what.
> Best regards,
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