[gdal-dev] Oracle support available by default in any OSGeo software
ivan.lucena at princeton-ma.us
Mon Jul 23 05:26:54 PDT 2012
What operational system do you want to use?
> -------Original Message-------
> From: Nicolas Simon <nicolas.simon at spw.wallonie.be>
> To: gdal-dev at lists.osgeo.org
> Cc: vince.rogier at gmail.com
> Subject: [gdal-dev] Oracle support available by default in any OSGeo software
> Sent: Jul 23 '12 05:20
> Hi ,
> I't very frustrating, each time I would like to use OSGeo software
> (GDAL/OGR, QGIS,
) they don't support oracle database. Every time,
> everything should be recompiled from source with oracle support enabled. A
> long and not easy process
> The reason usually evoked for this situation, is that Oracle build
> needs Oracle files that aren't freely redistributable. Ok It's a good
> I found a library, called OCILIB (<[LINK:
> http://orclib.sourceforge.net/] http://orclib.sourceforge.net/>), that
> enable your software to dynamically connect to your oracle database. This
> library does not require any oracle library to compile. It's available on
> any platform where oracle client is available and it licensed with LGPL.
> So it seems possible to create an OGR driver for Oracle, based on
> OCILIB, that doesn't require any Oracle copyrighted files.
> So what I propose is to develop, with the help of any volunteer,
> this kind of driver.
> But before going further, I would like to know if it seems to you a
> good way to have Oracle support available by default in any OSGeo software
> Depending of your answers, I 'll come back to ask you how it's the
> best way to do that ?
> Thanks a lot
> Nicolas Simon
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