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Re: [DebianGIS] New QGIS and GRASS packages for Debian Lenny, i386 and amd64

On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 07:50:16PM +0900, Paul Wise wrote:
> > We hope to have ... GDAL ECW plugin (non-free) soon.
> Is that destined for Debian non-free or somewhere like
> debian-unofficial.org (which will be revived soon)?

Due my limited skills I hope to upload it to debian.gfoss.it 
(much like debian-unofficial).

Frankie - which is a Debian Devel, and which studied the license 
issues - said:

> for your informatin there's an ongoing work for distributing 
> out-of-band (i.e. hosted elsewhere) an off-the-shelf GDAL/ECW 
> module for lenny/sid, available for 1.5.2 and subsequent 
> versions. It will allow to support - under the terms allowed by 
> Erdas license - ECW formats without rebuilding the whole 
> toolchain, as usually required. The supported archs will be 
> i386/amd64. Of course it will be possible to apt-get install 
> the plugin and required libs just by adding the additional 
> repository.

Niccolo Rigacci
Firenze - Italy

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