[Proj] [MetaCRS] Motion: Promote Proj.4 4.9.3RC3 to Final Release

Howard Butler howard at hobu.co
Tue Sep 6 10:13:50 EST 2016

NEWS updated. Thanks!


> On Sep 4, 2016, at 11:30 AM, Kristian Evers <kreve at sdfe.dk> wrote:
> The runtime self tests are completely new to this release, so the following is more accurate I think:
> o New (optional) runtime self tests added to proj
> /Kristian
> ________________________________________
> Fra: Greg Troxel [gdt at ir.bbn.com]
> Sendt: 4. september 2016 17:35
> Til: Kristian Evers
> Cc: PROJ.4 and general Projections Discussions
> Emne: Re: [Proj] [MetaCRS] Motion: Promote Proj.4 4.9.3RC3 to Final     Release
> Kristian Evers <kreve at sdfe.dk> writes:
>> Looking at the github milestone page for 4.9.3 [0] you can see that there's a bit more than just bug fixes.
>> A few more projections has been added (Patterson, Natural Earth II, Compact Miller, MISR SOM).
>> The default UTM projection is now etmerc. A bunch of stuff has been
>> added with regards to tests, but that is probably not of interest for
>> the general user.
>> I guess we need to compile a proper list of what's new and put in NEWS
>> before releasing?
> It's too late, but adding NEWS on trunk would be great.
> From a user POV, bugfixes and new projections are not that big a deal,
> since they don't in theroy change anything that was already right.
> Changing UTM to etmerc is a more significant change.  (Not objecting in
> the least; it's just quite notable.)   So I think we have:
> 4.9.3 Release Notes
> -------------------
> o UTM now uses etmerc, following NGA recommendations.  Tests adjusted
>   for tiny changes in values.
> o new projections: Times, Natural Earth II, Compact Miller, Patterson
>   Cylindrical, and inverse for Hammer and Eckert-Greifendorff.
> o runtime self tests are now opt-in instead of opt-out
> o math constants moved to projects.h
> o bugfixes
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