[osgeo4w-dev] Proposing OrfeoToolbox integration in OSGeo4W

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Tue Oct 18 13:44:39 EDT 2011

On Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 6:06 AM, Julien Malik <julien.malik at c-s.fr> wrote:
> The ultimate solution for providing those binaires to our windows users
> would be a real integration into OSGeo4W.
> I would very much like to hear the opinion of people here about this.
> If the community is OK to proceed for such integration, then we can further
> study how it can be done cleanly (I'm a newbie to OSGeo4W packaging, so I
> have several questions...). We also have other OTB-related softwares that
> would strongly benefit an integration in OSGeo4W.
> We, the Orfeo Toolbox developer team, would be of course available for
> maintaining the packages in the long term.


It sounds like you are in good shape for OSGeo4W integration and
careful repackaging of your ZIP as a .tar.bz file, possibly with some
post install or initialization scripts should be all that is needed.  I would
be happy to assist in any way I can to make this happen.  For instance
arranging access to upload the package to the server, advice on
packaging, etc.

Packaging instructions are available at:


It sounds like the OrfeoToolbox is a "soft" dependency for QGIS.
That is, QGIS can take advantage of it if present, but does not require
it.  Hopefully this means we don't need to make Orfeo a declared
dependency of QGIS.

Best regards,
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