[Proj] Coming releases of PROJ.4
even.rouault at spatialys.com
Thu Jun 22 14:48:46 EST 2017
On jeudi 22 juin 2017 21:15:27 CEST Sebastiaan Couwenberg wrote:
> On 06/22/2017 08:49 PM, Kristian Evers wrote:
> >> I'm also thinking to Linux distributions that will be able to ship only a
> >> single proj version and will perhaps have packages that still use the
> >> old API while others have already migrated.>
> > Good point.
> To be more specific, there will be projects that will never move to the
> new API due to lack of development manpower, etc.
> Ideally the old API remains available, and gets put into an indefinite
> maintenance mode.
On my ubuntu 16.04, I see
$ apt-cache rdepends libproj9
I didn't think the list was so long. Indeed the cumulative amount of effort for migrating all
those projects is very likely much higher than supporting the old API.
As far as I'm concerned, I'm afraid I'm somehow the fallback maintainer of libgeotiff and
shapelib, but I've never touched at their proj.4 dependant part (I'm in fact almost discovering
that they depend on proj.4 !) I wouldn't be so enthousiastic in spending time touching that
Kristian, do you think that would be feasible to keep the proj_api API, while possibly making
it internally use the new API if that simplifies design / maintainance ? A kind of compatibility
I could potentially collect the API calls of projects I'm familiar with (GDAL, shapelib, libgeotiff,
mapserver and QGIS), so we have a better picture of what is actually used in the wild. At the
very least, it will give us an idea of what the capabilities the new API should cover...
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