Ticket #2683 (closed enhancement: wontfix)
MrSID as an external plugin
|Reported by:||aboudreault||Owned by:||warmerdam|
The included patch (largerly inspired by ECW external plugin made by frankie) does allow building a gdal_MrSID.so plugins with an external compilation unit.
The idea is allowing users to add easily MrSID support to a binary distribution of GDAL, such as the Debian one. One needs only to build and install the MrSID lib and use a tiny suitable package to build the GDAL MrSID plugin. The patch is taken against 1.5.3 but it should be easy adding to trunk or other branches. It would be nice if it could be added to mainstream GDAL of course
Related bug: #2385 (ECW plugin)