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Re: [DebianGIS] Specific packages for SAR and earth observation

> The next release of OTB (3.8) and Monteverdi (the GUI tool based on
> OTB) will be in December
> http://groups.google.com/group/otb-users/browse_thread/thread/4efc34af596a90dc?hl=en
> I plan to make some more testing on debian packages after the release
> is out.
> As a general consideration it have to be noted that OTB depends on a
> big number of libraries and often internal versions of those libs (in
> some cases patched) are used.
> Giving a quick look to  libotb3.8_3.8.0-0ppa~maverick_amd64.deb I see:
> /usr/lib/otb/libdxf.so.3.8.0
> /usr/lib/otb/libITK*
> /usr/lib/otb/libotbliblas.so.3.8.0
> /usr/lib/otb/libotbmuparser.so.3.8.0
> /usr/lib/otb/libotbopenjpeg.so.1.2.0
> /usr/lib/otb/libotbossim.so
> /usr/lib/otb/libotbsvm.so.3.8.0
> /usr/lib/otb/libsiftfast.so.3.8.0
> /usr/lib/otb/libtinyXML.so.3.8.0
> /usr/lib/otb/libotbkml.so.3.8.0
> /usr/lib/otb/libotbconfigfile.so.3.8.0
> /usr/lib/otb/libotbedison.so.3.8.0
> /usr/lib/otb/libotb6S.so.3.8.0

In most case the libraries are unmodified, and it's not too hard to
provide an option to use libraries provided by the system (this is the
case for liblas). I'll have a look at some of the others.
However, some libraries: ITK (libinsighttoolkit3.18) and ossim
(libossim1) are modified internally. We try to reduce the diff with
the official version as much as possible (pushing the changes
upstream) but we depend too much on them to wait for the release of
the package.


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