[gdal-dev] Building GDAL on Windows 32 and 64 bit

Joaquim Luis jluis at ualg.pt
Tue May 31 05:44:44 PDT 2016

I build 32 & 64 Windows versions for quite some time now and would be  
interested in Cmake if I were to start now but since the nmake works so  
well for me (plus dependencies) I don't really care about a replacement.


>> [Dmitry Baryshnikov]
>> The work is done taking into considerations this link:
>> https://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/wiki/CMake
>> Also, there were some ideas about gdal source code reorganisation in
>> dev-list.
>> This is second turn of cmakefication of GDAL.
>> The lib_gdal repository synced with gdal trunk periodically (there is a
>> python script in etc folder
>> (https://github.com/nextgis-borsch/lib_gdal/blob/master/etc/cmake-build-
>> helpers/gdal_restructure.py)
>> to do it). Now the sources are 2.1 release version. The different GDAL
>> version support will be added in future.
>> I think current lib_gdal is not ready to switch trunk (not all drivers
>> ready, not all bindings ready, etc.), but very close (see
>> https://github.com/nextgis-borsch/lib_gdal/blob/master/README.md about
>> work status).
> Hi Dmitry and others,
> I can see that you are making a great effort, and as far as I can tell  
> with great progress too.
> Do you know why the rest of the list is silent on this? Are the GDAL  
> developers not interested in cmakeification or are they in silent  
> agreement with your approach?
> Is nobody else building both 32 and 64 bit versions of GDAL?
> Am I the only one who had great trouble getting GDAL (plus PROJ and  
> GEOS) to compile when I was new to it?
> With kind regards, Alex
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