I have been adding a new format to OGR, all seems well and OGRInfo works. Now I would like to test my code out using QGIS. Is there an easy way to switch which GDAL lib QGIS uses on a windows box? I've read Tim's blog post but would rather not go down the recompiling from source route if possible.
I asked exactly the same question some time on the qgis mailing list, and here is the reply
To quote from it
I just have to make sure that my gdal shared object has the same name (or creates a symlink) as the one expected by QGIS (libgdal1.6.0.so.1 in my case), and add in LD_LIBRARY_PATH the name of the directory with this custom build.
Also: if you install the gdaltools plugin, you can specify the gdal binary to be used for this plugin - it would be great, if QGIS would have the same functionality build in.