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The GDAL project is pleased to announce the GDAL/OGR 1.4.4 release. This is a bug fix release in the 1.4.x stable release series and adds no significant new features.
This release replaces the GDAL/OGR 1.4.3 release which has been retracted by the project as it included an unexpected ABI (Application Binary Interface) change from the earlier 1.4.x releases. This ABI change means that applications using the GDAL/OGR C++ interface, and GDAL/OGR driver plugins built against GDAL/OGR 1.4.0, 1.4.1 or 1.4.2 could not be safely used with GDAL/OGR 1.4.3. All applications redistributing binaries are encouraged to discard GDAL/OGR 1.4.3 and use 1.4.4 instead. The GDAL/OGR 1.4.4 release is ABI compatiable with all earlier 1.4.x releases except for the disavowed 1.4.3.
GDAL/OGR 1.4.4 is available in source format at:
More detailed NEWS on fixes in the 1.4.4 release can be found at:
GDAL 1.5.0, a major “new features” release, will be entering beta during December, and it is hoped a GDAL 1.5.0 release will be available by the end of year.