Request for changes-116: Release 6.0.1

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[Request for Changes - 117] Release 6.0.1


  • Author: Mickaël Savinaud
  • Additional Contributors (if different than authors)
  • Submitted on 16.10.2017
  • Proposed target release : 6.0.1
  • Adopted / Rejected (with vote results)
  • Link to a public git branch or pull request corresponding to the changes.
  • Merged : (put merge commit when merged)


Release a 6.0.1 version with some bug-fixes mainly related to the packaging.


The idea is to offer a minor release before C++14 step at a minimal cost and to solve critical issue on two platform MacOSX and Ubuntu (related to expat)

Implementation details

The following list of bugs have been identified :

  • update the packaging script to solve some issues (1397, ...) without update fo dependence version
  • deactivate the GTK in Superbuild)
  • patch in the Superbuild about Qt and MacOSX (1405, 1422)
  • Back port the following patches linked to reported issues:
    • Monteverdi
      • 0001432: RGE Alti files inverted on Monteverdi
    • Orfeo Toolbox (OTB):
      • 0001453: Applications crash with inxml paramter (GUI mode)
      • 0001401: ktrace reports too many file open for any otbapplication
      • 0001439: GUI of ComputeOGRLayersFeaturesStatistics and OGRLayerClassifier crash on certain shape files
      • 0001399: missing include_directories call when building external projects0001438: Input Value Type of Classification apps
      • 0001420: Change layer name in Monteverdi has no effect
      • 0001435: Performance issue on OTB 6.0 otbcli_MeanShiftSmoothing
      • 0001448: VectorClassifier isn't working for me...
      • 0001413: set GDAL_DRIVER_PATH to avoid autoload of gdal driver from another installation
      • 0001443: Fails to build with cmake 3.9.0
      • 0001444: cmake fails if OTB_DATA_LARGEINPUT_ROOT is set and OTB_DATA_ROOT is not set
      • 0001398: OTB won't parse *.xml metadata file on newest Pleiades data
      • 0001418: Two more InXML incorrect tests
      • 0001416: Parameter names different in cli and gui version
      • 0001417: In windows packages otbenv.cmd and otbenv.bat, GDAL_DATA is set to a folder that does not exist
      • 0001425: Cli Command line produced by otbgui_TrainImagesClassifier is wrong
      • 0001403: InXML1 tests fail but report as passed
      • 0001421: otbenv.bash has windows endlin
    • OTB-applications
      • 0001441: Error in param in template otbTrainLibSVM.txx
      • 0001411: Training applications needs field name of type integer

Additional notes

List remaining open issues if any, and additional notes.