Sorry if this is not going to the right person. I am the developer of gmt
[gmt.soest.hawaii.edu]. All GMT development is focused on version 5 which we
hope to release this summer. In the meantime, the GMT 4.5.x series is updated
once in a while to correct reported bugs in a package that saw feature freeze
years ago. Thus the latest 4.5.9 is much more stable than 4.5.8 which is more
stable than 4.5.7 etc, etc. The fact that Debian (stable) is distributing
4.5.2 from 2010 is causing your users much grief as bugs we fixed 2-3 years ago
is still in your "stable" distribution. Those who use Debian (unstable) are
better off (with 4.5.7) but even this is close to 2 years old now.
Perhaps this is semantics but it is very strange that a product labelled stable
has a much buggier release than one labelled unstable, and neither has the most
bug-free version of gmt, which is gmt 4.5.9. And when we release 4.5.10 later
this spring it will be IT that is the most stable.
It is up to you to deal with this - at least now you know.
GMT Lead Developer
Paul Wessel, Professor
Dept. of Geology & Geophysics
SOEST, University of Hawaii at Manoa
1680 East-West Rd, Honolulu, HI 96822 USA
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