Well, I was forced to upgrade to Yosemite this week. I held out on Mt Lion as long as I could. Even shortly before the release of El Capitan there were signs of the impending demise of Mt Lion at work: certificate problems on some sites, installing Mt Lion from scratch (couldn’t) to try to fix a slow Mac, one critical package we use “deprecated” Mt Lion support in their current version.
I suspect Apple will stop providing security updates for Mt Lion, we’ll see in their next update. I haven’t decided yet if I will support Mt Lion if Apple does not continue security updates, it’s a nice solid system but the certificate issue makes it impractical for general use.
I was going to start looking at GDAL 2.0 this weekend, but I need to check that my development environment is working properly first. Shouldn’t be too hard.
Almost all of the frameworks have been updated.
- GDAL 1.11.3
- PROJ 4.9.2
- SQLite 126.96.36.199 with Spatialite 4.3
- UnixImageIO 1.5.1 — includes updated libtiff 4.0.6, libpng 1.5.23, libgeotiff 1.4.1, openjpeg 2.1
Many python modules have been updated:
- Numpy 1.9.2
- Scipy 0.16.0
- Matplotlib 1.4.3
NOTE: Numpy and Scipy are now 64bit-only. Do not update these if you use them in GRASS, because GRASS currently runs python in 32bit mode.
QGIS 2.10 released. See the changelog for what’s new.
After some distractions and chasing a phantom problem, Postgres 9.4.4 is ready. PostGIS and pgRouting extensions have been rebuilt for the new Postgres. Make sure to read the upgrade instructions.
Postgres 9.3.6 and PostGIS 2.1.7.
Part 3 will bring Postgres 9.4, a major update. Sometime in the coming week or so, while I look at new features and test the upgrade process.
PROJ 4.9.1 is the main update in the frameworks. I also updated to SQLite3 188.8.131.52. And finally I updated Shapely in the GEOS framework, and refreshed the GEOS build. (This takes care of the last Snow Leopard remnants, all maintained frameworks are now Lion minimum.)
I haven’t used GRASS in years. QGIS is my tool now, and where I work.
So, I won’t be packaging GRASS any more, starting with GRASS 7. Check the GRASS website for other sources of Mac packages, Michael Barton will be doing the standard Mac packages.
I may package 6.4.5 when it is released.
I will still bundle GRASS in QGIS for use by QGIS.
QGIS 2.8.1 is finally available. See the QGIS 2.8 Changelog for details.
Along with this is an update to GDAL 1.11.2.
The GDAL-ECW plugin has been updated for the latest ECW SDK, and the installation clarified. If you are updating your plugin, make sure to install the latest ECW SDK as well.