[FWTools] FWTools 0.9.8 Release Candidate

Frank Warmerdam fwarmerdam at gmail.com
Mon Apr 25 18:16:15 EDT 2005


I have prepared a new release of FWTools - 0.9.8.  It can be downloaded



I would like a few folks to try it out before I put update the main web page
links to point to it. 

The FWTools 0.9.7 release has been removed since it had several
items of breakage in it. 

The 0.9.8 release brings things up to date with CVS, as usual, and 
also includes:
On Windows:

 o Use of the ECW 3.1 SDK, with the name of the DLLs renamed to 
    include _fw so they don't interfere with any older versions already
    installed in windows\system32 on windows as had been reported
    by several people. 

 o Included all the GTK related include files and stub libraries.  In theory
    this should make it fairly easy to use FWTools to build the OpenEV
    core against instead of folks having to build all the dependencies 

On Linux:

 o I was having problems with a message about libgcc_s.so not being
   properly installed and this interfering with pthread_cancel in the ECW
   library.  I think I have worked around this by moving the libgcc_s.so
   into $FWTOOLS_HOME/lib/fallback and putting it after /lib in the
   LD_LIBRARY_PATH.  Apparently it is important to use the installed
   libgcc_s.so if it is available. 

I would appreciate feedback on this release and I will announce it a
bit more widely in a day or two assuming there are no disasters. 

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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