GDAL 1.6 is here! And a little late, so is 1.5.3 – I wanted to synchronize some OSX fixes in 1.6 with 1.5, and make sure the 2 versions work together. More than just a new version, here are some OSX fixes and changes:
gdal.pthfile is now installed in the Python site-packages folder to point to the framework. This lets the next change easily work:
gdal.pthfile avoids unnecessary duplication of the binaries.
/Library/Application Support/GDAL/1.6/PlugIns. GDAL 1.5 plugins will be left in
Both GDAL 1.5.3 and 1.6 can be installed, but the most recent version installed will be the active one for Python and developer use. Notes are included to switch this. Current application builds will still use GDAL 1.5, until I rebuild them for 1.6.
A full set of plugins for ECW and MrSID for both 1.5 and 1.6, and a new rgdal for R 2.8, are also available.