[fdo-internals] OGR ProjConverter.h/.cpp

Traian Stanev traian.stanev at autodesk.com
Fri Oct 19 16:07:13 EDT 2007

> greg / Traian,
> Does the OGR provider statically link against OGR or dynamically?
> I'd like to strongly encourage linking against gdal_i.lib and using
> the DLL instead of statically linking a distinct copy of GDAL into
> the OGR provider.  This would avoid the OGR provider needing to
> link against sub-components like oci.lib, libpq.lib, etc. It would
> also mean it is easier for folks to substitute a different (but
> ABI compatible) version of GDAL as a DLL and have the GDAL, and OGR
> provider benefit from changes in the list of formats.
> I'd also suggest that "tricky" drivers requiring external files, like
> oci, and pq should be handled as plugins rather than normally being
> built in.

That's a good point. I was doing a static build, only because it made
distribution of the provider easier (single DLL), but if we integrate it
into the build, it should link to the dynamic library.


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