[Gdal-dev] ECW compression - Extremely slow Linux performance - POSSIBLE HACKISH SOLUTION

Andrew Larcombe andrew at andrewlarcombe.co.uk
Mon Aug 21 12:53:53 EDT 2006

Initial testing appears to show that running ECW conversion from 
gdal_translate in FWTools under the windows non-emulator, WINE, is 
6xfaster than running it natively. I'm now getting translation times of 
around 10 seconds, rather than 60 seconds on my laptop. I can only 
assume wine's multithreading is less crippled than that provided by 

Either way, it's a hack, but it appears to work. Do I win a prize? ;)



Andrew Larcombe
andrew at andrewlarcombe.co.uk

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