[Proj] PROJ 4.5.0 beta (and Krovak!)

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Mon Sep 25 13:58:49 EDT 2006

Gerald I. Evenden wrote:
> I may as well offer my two cents also.
> I do not particularly care what the projection is called but I would 
> appreciate some communications as to using the 'kocc' designation so I could 
> at least change my releases of libproj4 to conform with external usage.


I'm not sure what the best solution to this is.  I applied the
krovak patch after years of "encouragement".  I wasn't aware there was
a distinct approach in libproj4.

Perhaps the Krovak user community could comment on how they would like
this handled?  I've no objection to using proj=kocc for this.

> Also, there was some earlier communications that maybe libproj4 would replace 
> the old proj4 based code and recoding of existing applications might occur.  
> I presume these ideas are dead and proj4 will remain the primary basis.

This is still my plan though my previous efforts to set a deadline
for myself have clearly not resulted in any progress.

> It is also somewhat disappointing that there is little if any communications 
> about efforts modifying either proj4 or libproj4.  In the latter case I do 
> not bother discussing my activities with libproj4 as I had no knowledge of 
> anyone else hacking the system other than for private purposes.
> Lacking any communications among developers is just going to lead to a 
> mishmash of an odd assortment of [lib]proj4 releases with greater and greater 
> incompatibility.

It is generally my policy to advise folks who want new projections or
changes to existing projects to you, and then I try to backport the
changes as needed.

The truth is I am only spending a tiny amount of time on PROJ.4, mostly
apply provided patches, and updating EPSG database translations.

Best regards,
I set the clouds in motion - turn up   | Frank Warmerdam, warmerdam at pobox.com
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