GDAL 2.1.3

Starting to catch up. GDAL 2.1.3 is ready. QGIS updates coming soon.

About the future… Due to changes in my development setup and the future QGIS 3, GDAL 2.2 and QGIS 3 will be a minimum OS X Yosemite (10.10). GDAL 2.2 will probably be 64bit-only also.

GDAL 2.1

Finally starting to catch up. First up is a big GDAL 2.1 update (I skipped 2.0). Note that for end-users this will not be automatically used by other software like QGIS and GRASS. Next will be updating QGIS (new versions & to use GDAL 2.1).

GEOS 3.5 & PROJ Update & PostGIS 2.2

GEOS Framework updated to 3.5. Needed for PostGIS 2.2. PROJ Framework updated to fix linking problem with tools.

This is also the beginning of a system minimum update. GEOS and PostGIS now have a minimum system of Mt Lion (10.8), though Mt Lion appears to be now dead from the absence of a recent security update. I need to support Mt Lion for a short time at least, but I recommend at least Mavericks and in the near future I might shift the minimum to Mavericks.

New QGIS Packaging

I’ve made the installation of QGIS simpler, by including the GDAL and Matplotlib packages. For now this only applies to the long term support release (2.8), and I’ll probably only update the download when QGIS is updated, so the separate frameworks may be newer than what is packaged with QGIS. If I try to update the whole thing every time one part changes, it’ll just get messy. I also added a note to the first readme about installing multiple versions of QGIS, basically don’t.

Postgres + Yosemite Upgrade

One thing I found right away is the Yosemite upgrade killed my installed Postgres. I think Apple’s upgrade process did a search for certain postgres folders (for temporary files, no data files are deleted) and deleted them, probably assuming they were for their Postgres and that they would be reconstructed later in the upgrade process. I added some repair instructions on my Postgres page.