robe.dnd at cityofboston.gov
Wed Mar 4 09:25:14 PST 2009
> There shouldn't be any need to (re)build PostgreSQL if you use Visual
> Support (or lack of it) of easy configuration of PostGIS for Visual
C++ is a different story.
I'm curious about your statement above and would be really interested
in knowing how you tackle this. When I compile PostGIS under Linux, I do
not need to compile PostgreSQL because the developer headers and so
forth are included in the distros. Under windows I need to because as
far as I can tell the developer headers needed for PostGIS are not
there. Are you saying this step is not necessary under Windows either?
I thought there was a time when PostgreSQL was not compiled under Visual
C++ that this step was not necessary and after it went to a Visual C++
model, then this step became necessary.
> I won't repeat myself, but MinGW should be banned as it's more a
troublemaker than helps.
Again how do you compile PostGIS under anything but MingW or Cygwin, I
didn't think it was possible under Visual C++ and that was part of our
>> I promess I will write a compilation procedure if I can convince
>> PostGIS people to migrate the PostGIS wiki from a 90's wiki to a new
> I'm far from starting a holy war, but actually, I've found the Wiki on
cef-cfr.ca far from
> being friendly.
> Just compare to MediaWiki or Trac and you will know what I mean.
In defense of Pierre here. I don't think its MediaWiki he is
complaining about but that we are running an old version and one that
doesn't easily support allowing power users to write pure html. I have
similar frustrations. But even in this mini holy war, I think
discussion is good.
All good things in life are worth criticizing. All good things in life
can be improved on.
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