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Re: Status of GDAL

Hi Ross,

On 08/02/2014 09:55 AM, Ross Gammon wrote:
> On 08/01/2014 11:57 PM, Sebastiaan Couwenberg wrote:
>> On 08/01/2014 01:09 PM, Ross Gammon wrote:
>>> On 07/31/2014 10:13 PM, Ross Gammon wrote:
>>>> Liblas is building fine now against experimental gdal(1.11.0).
>>>> The patches did not apply cleanly so I will do a few tests
>>>> tomorrow!
>>> All ready to go! Let me know if you would like me to seek
>>> sponsorship, to kick it off.
>> Many thanks for your work on libLAS. Great team work!
>> I was out on the other side of the country all day today, so I
>> haven't had a chance to test your updated package yet, but the
>> commit diffs look good at first glance. This shouldn't be a
>> hindrance to the sponsored upload.
>> Tomorrow I'll do a test build with both GDAL 1.10.1 and 1.11.0 and 
>> afterwards request the GDAL transition from the Release Team.
>> Kind Regards,
>> Bas
> Sorry if we went too fast. Even more so, as I just checked the PTS and
> libLAS 1.8 was released yesterday!

No need to apologize.

I got an email from Howard Butler, the libLAS upstream, today about the
libLAS 1.8 release. And he asked if there was anything Debian might need
so he can do a 1.8.1 release before the freeze.

I didn't expect libLAS 1.8 until the end of August, so still I think we
did the right thing by backporting the GDAL 1.11.0 support.

We can transition GDAL and libLAS separately. The GDAL transition only
needs binNMUs now which will please the Release Team.

libLAS 1.8 will also need a (mini) transition, pktools which will need a
binNMU or maybe even a source upload if a binNMU won't suffice.

> Ah well - I suppose if your testing confirms it, the transition could
> go ahead, and libLAS 1.8 can follow along later.


> Thanks
> Ross

Kind Regards,


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