[gdal-dev] GDAL/OGR 1.6.0 Release Candidate 2

William Kyngesburye woklist at kyngchaos.com
Mon Dec 1 20:14:05 EST 2008

On Dec 1, 2008, at 3:27 PM, Frank Warmerdam wrote:

>>> I am not in favor of apply the change for 2661 in the 1.6 branch.   
>>> I'm not
>>> opposed to it going into trunk now that 1.6 is settling.
>> Rats.  So, 1.6.1?
>> At least I can apply it to my own binary release, to keep 1.5 and  
>> 1.6 plugins separate.
> William,
> I am suggesting this would (if done) be a 1.7 change.  Generally  
> speaking
> I've found setting GDAL_DRIVER_PATH sufficient for my multiple-build
> situations so to me the issue does not seem pressing.

I suppose.  Though this is the first major version change with the  
driver versioning, so it's a good time to start separating the plugins  
by version.  Maybe it could be expanded to other platforms?  Makes  
sense - /usr/local/lib/gdalplugins/[version].  I'd be OK with waiting  

I'm thinking of your average Mac user - the less fiddling with shell  
options the better.

Also, applications using GDAL (GRASS, Qgis, Mapserver, ...) may not  
consider this.

William Kyngesburye <kyngchaos*at*kyngchaos*dot*com>

Earth: "Mostly harmless"

- revised entry in the HitchHiker's Guide to the Galaxy

More information about the gdal-dev mailing list