pkishor at GeoAnalytics.com
Wed Dec 26 10:47:10 EST 2001
Thanks for your valuable input.
On Wednesday, December 26, 2001, at 07:20 AM, Obe, Regina DND\MMIS wrote:
> I agree with all the comments stated. One nicety which I don't know if
> too much trouble - would be to have or if there are any laws against it
> to have a source package that includes all the other source packages
> mapserver depends on or at least the more commonly used ones or at least
I couldn't agree with you more. I believe there may be copyright issues
preventing Mapserver site to actually put all the packages on its own
webserver, but I also believe that giving specific version numbers of
the packages that work would not violate any copyright. As it is, giving
a link to freetype.org or png.org doesn't do much. It plops us down in
front of another opensource mess of versions and dependencies as you
have well experienced.
So, I started downloading all the packages that Mapserver could be built
with. I am already up to 12 packages, and I haven't yet downloaded a few.
Once I figure out a way to build Mapserver with these libraries/packages
statically embedded in it, I will compile it and there will be a single
executable that can be used without worrying about any other
> 2) I don't mind compiling my code too much, but one frustration I've
I am glad you brought that up. Lest anyone think my tirade for
simplicity is because I want to have the work done for me... not so. In
fact, I am going to do whatever needs be done so other new users don't
have to face the frustration I face. That is the only way I am going to
be able to convince potential new users that Mapserver is good.
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