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  1. Participants
  2. Agenda
  3. Minutes

PSC Meeting 2022-05-13


  • Anna Petrasova
  • Helena Mitasova
  • Huidae Cho
  • Markus Neteler
  • Michael Barton
  • Vaclav Petras
  • Martin Landa
  • Vero Andreo


The topics proposed were:

  • Voting on RFC that are in draft mode - Please have a look at these 3 in advance: 0, 1 and 2. With great pleasure I've followed the issues and PRs about releasing procedures and version numbering/naming, so I believe it's time we discuss (and ideally vote) on those.
  • Upcoming releases
  • FOSS4G 2022
  • GSoC 2022
  • Results of student grants and setting a date for the next call
  • Michael Smith news about sponsoring and Opencollective - follow up on previous meeting
  • rgrass(7): follow up on previous meeting





  • Draft RFCs:
    • We are good with the one about Python.
      • Move to PR.
      • Describe the practical aspect when support is dropped on the main branch before the release happens.
    • Releases:
      • Shall we keep the RCs system when all changes go through PRs?
      • Shall we try to form a testing group (students, users)? (Developers and power users tend to not find the bugs that beginner and intermediate users do.) This would require a proper guideline to test. We are thinking mostly about testing if binaries actually work in different environments.
      • Make 2nd RC optional?
      • Freeze makes more sense for branching, and esp. for major and minor versions, but not for micro releases which are by definition only fixes.
      • Soft freeze = feature freeze, no more new features. Hard freeze = code freeze, no more changes and tag the release.
      • Vaclav: simplify/rewrite RFC 4, move to PR.
    • Version numbering:
      • Start using all the numbers (odd and even) for releases.
      • Vashek will update the RFC in relation to fixed (frozen) code for a release, change status to Ready (?), and initiate the motion.
  • Move Trac RFCs to GitHub to keep all of them in on place (Anna). In general, we tag them for discussion and then create motions via email to vote.
  • GSoC 2022: No students for this year. Two applied. None passed coding challenges.
  • Results about student grants: Vashek commented that Caitlin was very happy with it. GSoC finishes in August, so after that would be a good timing for next round.
  • Vero commented on the follow ups
    • no contracts needed for sponsors, so green light to create different types/categories of sponsors
    • Updates about rgrass (all is well, rgrass7 will be replaced by rgrass)
  • Releases:
  • Weblate vs Transifex
    • weblate automatically creates PRs so we prefer it
    • send out a call to translators to move to weblate (Huidae)
  • GRASS on Windows:
    • Status of PDAL and OpenMP support in Windows. PDAL is a priority, OpenMP not so much.
    • GRASS does not start in some Windows computers because of permission issues: Windows wants writing permission over (seems to affect only standalone installer)
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