I had more planned for the weekend, but here’s what I was able to finish:
Graphics Libs 1.4 – the OpenGL tiffgt utility now builds, I found the UUID version of JasPer, and new: MING (forshadowing future plans).
GIS Libs 1.4 – GDAL updated to 05-7-31 CVS, this adds large-file support to formats that support it, and fixes bugs and includes other additions that it’s really difficult to figure out what they are due to lack of an ongoing changelog. GDAL also now includes GeoJP2 support via the UUID JasPer from Graphics Libs. And I added the Python utilities for GDAL.
In the works are PHP 4.4, PHP CGI and PHP-MapScript to match, and Python MapScript, and MING/Flash output for MapServer.
A few updates today:
Graphics Libs – updated libTIFF to 3.7.3.
GIS Libs – updated GEOS to 2.1.3, OGDI to 3.1.5. Fixed the library search issue with OGDI, so you don’t have to mess with Terminal environment variables or specify the whole library name for drivers. ie, gltp:/vrf/ just like the gdal.org examples say.
Postgres+PostGIS – PostGIS updated to 1.0.2.
There is a security vulnerability in PHP’s XML RPC. Until a new release includes the fix, there is a simple way you can update your PHP installation. Assuming you are using my PHP package, type this in the Terminal (note, it downloads and installs a patch from php.net):
sudo /usr/local/php4/bin/pear upgrade XML_RPC
You can update Apple’s PHP by leaving off the path to pear.
You should do this update even on a fresh download of my PHP package until a permanent solution is included.
Finally had a chance to get the Panther installers in sync with the Tiger installers. Now you’re not stuck with an older MapServer and friends in Panther!
SumomOS is finally here! Beta release with the basics, obscure stuff and app skins left out for now. More to come.
Many thanks to Yoko Tsuno for getting me back on track.
Man, I gotta slow down. There seems to be a bit of a bug in the Apple Installer – if you get a warning about a missing package (that’s not required), it may tell you there’s nothing to install. So I removed the warnings for unrequired packages in the PHP, Postgres and MapServer installers. Now you can really install MapServer without Postgres.
Digging thru some old stuff, I decided that my CLI unRAR installer needed an update. New version of unrar, some changes (detailed in the included history file). You can use it to update UnRarX.
Ack! Another compression format. It has pretty impressive compression, but it’s not for everday Mac use – it doesn’t retain permissions and has no clue about Mac file stuff like resource forks. Find it in the software page.
I finally got a chance to clean up the build instructions and verify Tiger compatibility. Only a few version changes, and couple additions (HDF and NetCDF for GDAL!). One big change is the addition of patch files, to replace hacking files with a text editor and reduce the chance of errors.
I decided to not have everything build exactly as my installers are generated, so you can mess around with both. There are some general notes on the Downloads page if you want to try to mix installer binaries with build instructions, ie if you want to use all the available installers as a base for GRASS (I may add that to the instructions in more detail).
I’m looking into getting the GRASS side of the instructions on the GRASS site, so it’s more visible. I haven’t decided if I want to maintain 2 slightly different sets (ie change my copy to use my binaries), or 2 the same, or just on the GRASS site (not likely). We’ll see how it goes.
Well, aren’t things just happnin here!?
MapServer 4.6 (final) is here, just in time for OSG.
Graphics Libs – added a patch I discovered while poking around PDFlib. It adds support for certain old JPEGs-in-TIFFs created by Wang software.
That’s all for now. Off to OSG.