[Proj] PROJ 5.0.0RC6

Kristian Evers kreve at sdfe.dk
Thu Mar 1 14:10:17 EST 2018


That would also be the ideal case, I agree. The release process was started two days ago with the vote on the MetaCRS list.
Also, and this is actually the most pressing issue, my available time is limited the following weeks so I wouldn’t be able to
properly follow up on yet another RC.

Aside from the issue you have reported the release seem to be in good shape. There is a work around to the know issue
with the web mercator (remove +nadgrids=@null from the proj-string) so early adopters should be able to get going anyway.

I am sure more issues will rise to the surface once the final release is out in the wild. Those along with the web mercator
thing will be fixed in a short while in 5.0.1.

Don’t feel bad about improving the software! It is very appreciated and I can only hope that more will do the same in the future!


> On 1 Mar 2018, at 20:03, Jeff McKenna <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com> wrote:
> Anyway sorry that I caused all this grief with my testing.  Congrats on 
> this massive release!!
> -jeff
> On 2018-03-01 2:52 PM, Jeff McKenna wrote:
>> Actually I assumed that this would call for an immediate RC7 release.
>> (as it affects so many projects downstream, for [unfortunately] the most
>> translated projection today).  -my thoughts, jeff
>> On 2018-03-01 2:18 PM, Kristian Evers wrote:
>>> I’ve been thinking about this all day. Initially I was planing to add the fix to the map server problem, but it is not
>>> particularly smart to add stuff without an RC I guess. The current release candidate seems to behave quite well,
>>> apart from that one thing which has a known work-around. I’ll plan for a patch release around April 1st. If the
>>> number of reported bugs is low I’ll consider not issuing 5.0.1.
>>> I’ll get to work on packing 5.0.0.
>>> /Kristian
>>>> On 1 Mar 2018, at 19:07, Sebastiaan Couwenberg <sebastic at xs4all.nl> wrote:
>>>> On 03/01/2018 06:39 PM, Kristian Evers wrote:
>>>>> Well, I was sort of going to play It by ear with regards to patch releases. 5.1.0 will be around June 1st.
>>>>> But maybe it isn’t such a bad idea to already schedule the first pure bug-fixing release in a month time or so.
>>>>> Jeff’s (well.. my bug, discovered by Jeff) could then be applied in that release instead of sneaking
>>>>> It in the final release. The vote promoting RC6 to final has more or less passed on the MetaCRS list
>>>>> less than an hour ago.
>>>>> See the release schedule here: https://github.com/OSGeo/proj.4/milestones?direction=asc&sort=due_date&state=open
>>>>> What are your thoughts on that?
>>>> The next release in June is quite reasonable, although not strictly a
>>>> bugfix release.
>>>> If there aren't many regressions reported before that time, leaving the
>>>> planned release dates as-is is probably fine.
>>>> Otherwise scheduling a bugfix release before that time, 4-6 weeks after
>>>> the 5.0.0 release, is probably a good idea.
>>>> Kind Regards,
>>>> Bas
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