[mapserver-dev] GDAL as a requirement for raster layers in 6.0...
Tom.Kralidis at ec.gc.ca
Sun Feb 21 19:47:43 EST 2010
I think this is a good idea, especially seeing that the native raster stuff is not maintained. +1
From: mapserver-dev-bounces at lists.osgeo.org on behalf of Stephen Woodbridge
Sent: Sun 21-Feb-10 17:27
To: Daniel Morissette
Cc: mapserver-dev at lists.osgeo.org
Subject: Re: [mapserver-dev] GDAL as a requirement for raster layers in 6.0...
I'm +1 on this and +1 on Daniel's recommendation.
Daniel Morissette wrote:
> I am supportive of making GDAL a requirement for raster (imagery) data
> support, but I think it should remain an optional dependency (meaning if
> you don't have it you can only work with vectors), and we should try to
> avoid extending this dependency to other areas of the software
> Paul Ramsey wrote:
>> Yes, there is no shame in having requirements, particularly when the
>> requirements are mature and solid like GDAL. And think of all the
>> #ifdefs that will go away!
>> On Sun, Feb 21, 2010 at 12:46 PM, Lime, Steve D (DNR)
>> <Steve.Lime at state.mn.us> wrote:
>>> As we discuss purging unused code from MapServer in the next major
>>> release the native raster support has come up. What do folks think? I
>>> think requiring GDAL in the raster case makes a good sense as the
>>> other code isn't maintained...
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