[Qgis-developer] QGIS 1.8 Windows Standalone is not OK with spatialite versions

Jürgen E. Fischer jef at norbit.de
Thu Nov 15 14:52:10 PST 2012

Hi Regis,

On Thu, 15. Nov 2012 at 12:52:03 -0800, haubourg wrote:
> Jürgen E. Fischer wrote
> > BTW ECW support was meanwhile dropped in osgeo4w (after the GDAL update to
> > 1.9.2) and also will lack in the next package.  Neither Frank nor I were
> > able to mobilize enough energy to jump though all the hoops they've put in
> > front of their SDK download.  IIRC also the licensing is somewhat strange
> > to as it allows client, but forbids server use and the user has to
> > acknowledge it - so we would even have to add own hoops...

> Do you mean that standard package for 2.0 won't embed ecw support??  I
> recently made fresh installs with OSGEO4W and was pleased to have ecw support
> out of the box again.  Is there anything I can do (paying someone to spend a
> few days clarifying ECW situation) or are we trapped by ERDAS?? 


Anyway, that must have been before GDAL 1.9.2 - after that, the mrsid plugin,
if installed, even caused an instant crash.  But that package meanwhile rebuilt
for 1.9.2.

The current situation is no ECW support in OSGeo4W - and before we were also
only shipping the gdal ECW plugin, but not the ECW DLLs.

Building the 3.3 SDK from source with VC10 and doing a GDAL plugin based on
that also works, but the licensing/distribution issue for the ECW DLLs is
unclear to me - and therefore we didn't upload that plugin.  It's not usable
without VC10 builds of the 3.3 ECW DLLs and doubt that they are publically
available anywhere.


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