[Community] About time for a new release of OWSlib?
dominic.lowe at stfc.ac.uk
Fri Jul 9 11:39:14 EEST 2010
Tom, Sean and all,
Sorry I forgot to email about this -
I made a new namespaced branch about a week ago with a view to moving it
towards the trunk - but how do you want to play this? We could test and
fix in the branch or switch the branch to the trunk now and then begin
New branch can be seen here:
On 21/06/10 14:25, Kralidis,Tom [Ontario] wrote:
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>> Subject: [Community] About time for a new release of OWSlib?
>> It's been over a year since the last release of OWSLib and in
>> that time there have been a lot of changes including:
>> > > * CSW support
>> > > * ISO 19115 metadata parsing (needed for CSW support I
>> assume)> > * Several improvements to WCS support (caching,
>> url checking)> > * OWSCommon classes to share between
>> services> > * A general Utils module for common functions
>> Last time we discussed this I had a look at breaking up the
>> individual services into separate eggs under an owslib
>> namespace. This would enable us to release eggs for different
>> services individually and on a quicker timescale. I think
>> this will be of benefit in the long run - even to Tom who was
>> against the idea ;-)
>> I still think this is a good plan for long term
>> sustainability but the thing that stalled the last release
>> (on my part!) was the effort needed to make the switch and
>> reorganise the codebase.
>> I did get as far as trying it out though and it worked:
>> So I'm prepared to put in the effort to make the complete
>> switch this time but to do so I think we will effectively
>> need to freeze the current trunk and tests for a while so the
>> code can be refactored. (I will do the refactoring in a
>> branch, but I don't want to have a subsequent merge nightmare!).
>> If I get it to this stage where it is structurally ready,
>> then it would be good if other OWSlib developers could
>> support this by helping out with testing in particular.
>> I think once we get over this hurdle future (service
>> specific..) releases will be much easier.
>> Tom, you are most actively working on the trunk. Are you
>> happy to see it effectively frozen now?
> Yes (as of r1662), let us know when we can commit again.
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