The GDAL project does not produce regular downloadable binaries (executables) for each release. However, a variety of efforts do produce ready to use binaries.
Fedora, since release 7, includes GDAL binaries.
Enterprise Linux GIS (ELGIS)
The ELGIS effort provides RPMs of various GIS applications for Enterprise Linux and derivatives (RHEL, CentOS, Scientific Linux).
GDAL RPMs for OpenSuSE together with many other Geo-Tools are provided at http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Application:/Geo/
William Kyngesburye maintains an extensive set of framework builds for GDAL and other GIS software at:
- Tamas Szekeres maintains a complete set of Win32 and Win64 binary packages (compiled with VC2005/VC2008/VC2010/VC2012/VC2013) available at the following location.
These packages are based on the current development and stable branches built from the GDAL SVN daily. The corresponding SDK packages are also available to download from this location. The -devel packages are based on the developement version (2.0dev at time of writing), and the -stable packages are based on the latest stable branch (1.11 at time of writing)
- MapServer for Windows (MS4W) is a popular installer that contains GDAL, MapServer, and the Apache web server. Maintained by Gateway Geomatics.
OSGeo4W is a binary distribution of a broad set of open source geospatial software for Win32 environments (Windows XP, Vista, etc). OSGeo4W includes GDAL/OGR, GRASS, MapServer?, OpenEV, uDig, as well as many other packages (about 70 as of summer 2008).
The FWTools binary releases for Linux and Windows systems include the full set of GDAL libraries, utilities, Python support and documentation along with lots of other stuff (including the OpenEV viewer). The FWTools binaries are not currently updated with the latest GDAL versions, so other methods described above are recommended.
Are you maintaining GDAL binaries for a platform? Please feel free to add pointers to the above!