pgRouting 2.0.0rc1 and PostGIS 2.1.0rc1

This past day, the pgRouting development team released pgRouting 2.0.0 RC1 just steps after PostGIS 2.1.0 rc1. Last week PostGIS project released RC1 of upcoming 2.1.0 PostGIS 2.1.0 RC1.

Now only thing left to make this a 3fer sweetened pot is if strk would move his butt a little faster to get out GEOS 3.4.0.

Also in the news I am now on the GEOS Project Steering Committee and pgRouting development team. Just waiting for my commit keys for GEOS so I can help out with the GEOS release. Yap that's right threaten to help out to speed things up and they make you a development team member or a project steering committee member. I am very proud to be a member of all 3 teams and will do my best to keep all 3 aligned with each other and also PostgreSQL changes. In the past we've stepped on each others toes, e.g making changes in PostGIS 2.0 that broke pgRouting or not testing changes in upcoming PostgreSQL releases and changing accordingly. I hope to keep tabs on these issues and proactively fix them.

For those who wanted a quick tutorial on pgRouting 2.0, I was meaning to write one, but Anita Graser beat me to it. Her pgrouting 2.0 for windows quick guide has a windows flavor, but since pgRouting 2.0 now supports the PostgreSQL extension model, the installation process is much the same regardless what OS you are on if you are running PostgreSQL 9.1+. The rest of the tutorial is QGIS based which is a desktop GIS tool supported on all OS I can think of so definitely worth a read even if you are not on windows.