[Proj] GitHub "project" for the next release

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The Proj.4 library is more a standard nowadays! You don't start to
rewrite it - it is already written! -- You just add new projections and
fix possible old bugs etc. 

Take for example GNU gcc .. they have lot of material which is coming
from the 1970's - string libraries for example! They NEVER touch those!!
NEVER .. I repeat. 

Or how about OpenGL libraries .. they also NEVER change anything old ..
they just keep adding new features (if anything). And that is called
stability of the library. A good library is very stable and does NOT
change 3 times a year .. unless something new is added. And since good
projections are not very often discovered anymore .. the Proj.4 stays as
it is. Nobody wants to see some random madness there when he is trusting
for example his life somewhere navigating using that projection on his
navigation display or maps. 

Or maybe some picture file libraries .. like JPG standard or PNG
standard. All those libraries are VERY old and nobody moves a finger!
Since those all are now standard 

Or let's see how zlib is nowadays .. it is exactly the same as it was 20
years ago. Nobody makes changes there since it works very well and
modern compilers can very well handle all that "old" or "new" stuff all

So why all want to keep libraries stable? Because then they can trust
that it does its work as it used to do. Nobody wants to have new
versions unless that really adds something useful, like a new (useful)

(So go to hell .. and stay there!) 



Kristian Evers kirjoitti 2017-07-10 12:09:

> All, 
> I've set up a project on GitHub in an effort to organize the work that needs to be done before the next release. A GitHub project is nothing fancy, it's just a Kanban-board of already existing tickets from the issue tracker. Find it at: 
> https://github.com/OSGeo/proj.4/projects/1 
> If you would like to contribute this is a good place to start. If there is something you would like to see fixed, added or changed in the next version now is the time to say so. Please use the GitHub issue tracker for that, either by adding new tickets or leaving a comment in existing ones you would like to get prioritized. I'll make sure to add them to the relevant list in the GitHub project. 
> /Kristian 
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