[gdal-dev] How can you use GDAL from a process that has already loaded some other app's xerces-c_2_7.dll?

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Tue Dec 30 17:38:51 EST 2008

Jason Roberts wrote:
> Frank,
> Thank you very much for this! I will test it out now.
> One thing I immediately noticed is that the new zip is missing the MSVCRT
> manifest that you put in to correct the other DLL hell problem I noticed.


Doh!  /me kicks self.

I have uploaded a fixed version with the manifest.

> Regarding the ticket you opened: would it help you if I attached the xerces
> DLLs from ArcGIS and MATLAB? So far, you are operating purely on what I've
> said. Having them yourself might allow a better understanding of this mess.
> Since those libraries are supposed to be open source, it is probably legal
> for me to provide them to you.

I do not believe that would be helpful.  I'm pretty much convinced that I
was not actually distributing standard DLLs from the package maintainers
so there isn't much to be learned from other builds of the DLL.

Best regards,
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