The PostGIS development team is pleased to announce the release of PostGIS 2.4.0rc1. Best served with PostgreSQL 10beta4 or rc1 which is coming soon and pgRouting 2.5.0rc 2.5.0 release is eminent. See the full list of changes in the news file.
We encourage everyone to test and in particular package maintainers to insure no surprises at final release time.
If you are upgrading from an existing PostGIS install, make sure after installing PostGIS 2.4.0rc1 binaries to do.
ALTER EXTENSION postgis UPDATE;
– if you have additional postgishy extensions below upgrade them too
ALTER EXTENSION postgis_sfcgal UPDATE; ALTER EXTENSION postgis_topology UPDATE; ALTER EXTENSION postgis_tiger_geocoder UPDATE; --pgRouting 2.5.0 is imminent ALTER EXTENSION pgrouting UPDATE;
In order to have Map Box Vector Tiles support enabled, you’ll need to compile with protobuf support and pkg-config to verify the correct minimum version of protobuf-c see protobuf for details. ST_FrechetDistance function will not be enabled if PostGIS is compiled with lower than GEOS 3.7.0. GEOS 3.7.0 will probably not be released before PostGIS 2.4.0 is out.
- Source Download
- html doc download (this version includes Japanese translation postgis-ja.html)
- pdf doc download
- epub doc download
Breaking Changes since PostGIS 2.4.0beta1 release
B-Tree index operators < = > changed to provide better spatial locality on sorting and have expected behavior on GROUP BY. If you have btree index for geometry or geography, you need to REINDEX it, or review if it was created by accident and needs to be replaced with GiST index. If your code relies on old left-to-right box compare ordering, update it to use « » operators.
ST_AsMVT aggregate now overloaded and arg order changed. Check your code if you are already using this function.
_ST_DumpPoints removed, was no longer needed after PostGIS 2.1.0 when ST_DumpPoints got reimplemented in C