[osgeo4w-dev] LASzip package to be added

Howard Butler hobu.inc at gmail.com
Tue Jan 4 10:31:23 EST 2011

On Jan 3, 2011, at 3:41 PM, Frank Warmerdam wrote:

> On 11-01-03 03:55 PM, Howard Butler wrote:
>> All,
>> Consider this notice of my adding an LGPL package for compressing LiDAR data
>> by Martin Isenburg called "LASzip".  It is to be used by libLAS and
>> potentially other LiDAR processing softwares.  It will be a simple (single)
>> DLL with no GUI or command-line utilities, and a -devel package with .lib
>> and include files for developers wishing to build up on it.
> Howard,
> If the .lib and include files are not terribly large, could I convince you
> to just package the dll, lib. and include files all in one laszip package?
> I'm mildly concerned about package proliferation with the advanced lists
> getting harder to navigate as there are many many packages.

No problem.  I'd be happy to remove the liblas-devel and liblas-python packages as well and collate them into a single package as well.  I was just following the seemingly established pattern.  If we are not so rigorously tied to it, it makes it much easier for users to only have to click one thing.


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