[Proj] Coming releases of PROJ.4

caress caress at mbari.org
Mon Jun 26 08:06:53 EST 2017


Thanks. As I indicated, I think the utility of embedding Proj in MB-System is past, and I’ll be removing it.


> On Jun 24, 2017, at 9:25 AM, Sebastiaan Couwenberg <sebastic at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> On 06/24/2017 10:46 AM, caress wrote:
>>> On Jun 23, 2017, at 5:25 AM, Sebastiaan Couwenberg <sebastic at xs4all.nl> wrote:
>>> As the maintainer of the proj package in Debian I say that anyone using
>>> an embedded copy of PROJ.4 instead of building with the proj package
>>> should be taken behind the barn and shot.
>> That would be me that you are talking about shooting, with respect to MB-System:
>> http://www.mbari.org/data/mbsystem
> No, I was speaking about Debian package maintainers who need to use the
> packaged dependencies. Upstream developers have more leeway because they
> need to support other distributions and operating systems too. Using
> embedded copies of packaged libraries can rarely be justified in Debian.
> mbsystem is not included in Debian, although the Debian package is
> included in OSGeo-Live, and hence could be considered for inclusion in
> Debian GIS. There hasn't been much demand for the package, and no one
> volunteered to maintain the package in Debian, so it's only in
> OSGeo-Live for the time being.
> Kind Regards,
> Bas
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