[Proj] Time for a new release?

Greg Troxel gdt at lexort.com
Fri Nov 17 18:23:14 EST 2017

Even Rouault <even.rouault at spatialys.com> writes:

>>   Perhaps have a release with a define that has to be on to use the
>>   old API.  But this doesn't really do what you think, because people
>>   maintaining packaging systems will notice the failure to build and
>>   turn on the define.
> The advantage of that #define is that I'd expect packagers to file
> bugs/email to upstream projects in case they are not aware of the
> upcoming breakage. "Heh project X, at the next proj upgrade, your
> software will not build against it. Please make sure to have a release
> soon using the new API, otherwise it will get removed"

Perhaps, but I think this is putting packagers in the middle of an issue
between proj and proj-using packages, and it doesn't really help.

Perhaps the proj crowd can file bugs with all known proj-using packages,
as soon as a proj release with the new API exists, and have a
corresponding tracking bug in the proj tracker, so we can see how things
are going.

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