[MS4W-Users] MS4W version 3.0 and ecw- files

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Wed Jan 26 11:00:08 EST 2011


Yes ECW support in MS4W was removed in the version 3.0 beta process, due 
to the many changes in the licensing.  A history of the ECW/MS4W process 
is recorded through the ticket: 
http://bugzilla.maptools.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2037 Another recent 
discussion of the licensing changes occurred on the GDAL mailing list: 

With all that said, if you require a custom build of MS4W with ECW 
support, and you meet all of those licensing requirements (you can 
download the SDK and read the licensing at: 
please contact me directly and we can move forward with that.



Jeff McKenna
MapServer Consulting and Training Services

On 11-01-26 4:50 AM, Bjarne Fagerbakke wrote:
> Hi,
> We have been using ms4w for some years, including ecw- files. The support for ecw- files is removed in version 3.0 due to license issues according to my knowledge.
> Is there any news conserning support for ecw- files, or a work around so we can deal with ecw- files in a legal way?
> Best Regards
> City of Oslo
> Agency for Planning and Building Services
> Bjarne Fagerbakke

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