[Proj] GitHub "project" for the next release

Kristian Thy thy at 42.dk
Wed Aug 9 02:58:05 EST 2017

Is it possible to vote someone off the list? It's getting tiresome to
read Janne's inane diatribes, and I think this crosses the line from
generally unhelpful into personal attacks.

(Janne: if progress really bothers you that much, nobody's forcing you
to use the new, improved proj library. Your website has auto-playing
audio, so you seem to be pretty comfortable living in the 1990s.)


On Wed, Aug 09, support at mnspoint.com wrote:
> Hello, 
> 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
> together. 
> 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)
> projection. 
> (So go to hell .. and stay there!) 
> Janne. 
> --------------------------------------------------------- 
> 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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