[osgeo4w-dev] GDAL 1.8 - Switch Thrown

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Sat Jan 29 11:47:19 EST 2011


(sorry for those who get this twice, I accidentally sent it to gdal-dev
last night)

I have had good success with the GDAL 1.8 upgrade and I have now thrown
the switch migrating it into the production version of OSGeo4W.

I have upgraded "gdal", "gdal-python", "gdal-mrsid" and "gdal-autotest".
I have yet to upgrade the ecw, and sde related drivers, and I have not
upgraded the java bindings.  I will try to work on them tomorrow.

The gdal15dll package was created for backward compatability and should
be automatically pulled in.  It seems to be working fine for OpenEV.

I would encourage folks building packages to update, and rebuild them
using the current GDAL.  The GDAL include files in C:\OSGeo4W\include
and libraries in C:\OSGeo4w\lib should now be for 1.8.

Note that the new GDAL package is built using Visual Studio 2008
Express instead of 2003.  If you are using the C++ API this may cause
issues but if you use the C API it should be invisible.

Let me know of problems.

Best regards,
I set the clouds in motion - turn up   | Frank Warmerdam, warmerdam at pobox.com
light and sound - activate the windows | http://pobox.com/~warmerdam
and watch the world go round - Rush    | Geospatial Programmer for Rent

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