[FWTools] gdal georaster
Jonathan.Shaw at gdc4s.com
Wed Jul 14 11:48:12 EST 2010
Frank, if you ever do the chance to produce the pre-packaged "command
line tools" installer option in OSGeo4W, that would be fantastic!
I have the exact same experience with FWTools versus OSGeo4W that Jeff
related. It's really nice to be able to just install FWTools and have
access to a whole suite of GDAL drivers, including the optional ones
like JPEG2000 or MrSID, etc.
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[mailto:fwtools-bounces at lists.maptools.org] On Behalf Of Frank Warmerdam
Sent: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 9:44 AM
To: Jeff Ruby
Cc: fwtools at lists.maptools.org
Subject: Re: [FWTools] gdal georaster
Jeff Ruby wrote:
>> In fact it is becoming increasingly likely that I won't be producing
>> new FWTools releases! I don't have the old build machine and I'm
>> inclined to focus on OSGeo4W on windows.
> That's too bad. I found FWTools to be MUCH easier to setup that
> OSGeo4W. We just run the exe and we have a working shell with GDAL,
> Python and OpenEV. You just open the shell and go. It has the latest
> dev version of GDAL and all the python scripts just work.
> I still haven't actually gotten all the same things working with
> OSGeo4W...though I really haven't tried all that hard because I would
> just default back to FWTools. To do the same think in OSGeo4W seems
> to require a lot more work. I have to figure out what to click to get
> the latest GDAL, then (I think) I'll have to remap paths so it doesn't
> use the lastest stable version. I still don't think I've figured out
> how to get the GDAL python scripts to work. Probably none of that is
> very hard to figure out with a little effort, but
> Setup->Next->Next->...->Done is a lot easier...especially when we're
> doing in on 30+ machines and less knowledgeable folks configuring
> There is a TON of good stuff in OSGeo4W, but it's tough to beat
> simplicity of FWTools for using the latest dev GDAL.
I appreciate your point of view, and I might even produce a "gdal
commandline tools" pre-packaged single installer from the OSGeo4W
packages at some point. But currently I'm spending fairly little
time on either FWTools or OSGeo4W and I think concentrating what
time I do spend on one would be better.
The existing FWTools will continue to remain available of course.
I'm still using the last (ancient) FWTools for linux on a daily
basis as my OpenEV-on-linux viewer.
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