[Mapserver-dev] Re: 3.7 and native image rendering support

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Fri Feb 7 17:40:11 EST 2003

Steve Lime wrote:
> Currently a lite version requires libtiff anyway, and since you're distributing binaries it
> doesn't seem that bad. Building GDAL from source may be a pain though. (Out of
> curiosity does the default build support LZW TIFF or would that require a custom
> build?)


Why does a lite version require libtiff?  The default build of GDAL's
internal libtiff TIFF driver supports decompressing LZW but not
compressing them.

> My vote is for simplification...

That's an important vote.  When would we strip away stuff?  Conservatively I
would like to see such a change happen post-3.7 though that puts us in the
ackward position of possible releasing a 3.7 with some buggy drivers.

Also, who would implement this?  I guess if we just strip out everything
bug GDAL it wouldn't be a big job.

Best regards,

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