[Qgis-developer] Mac package confusion
tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Thu Feb 3 02:28:47 EST 2011
On 02/02/2011 11:21 PM, Alex Mandel wrote:
> So I sent someone to go download and install the Mac Standalone of QGIS
> 1.6, only to find out that there isn't a standalone installer anymore.
> I'm sure there are reasons, and that's fine, but... I think we missed
> the ball on making sure that it's easy for a new user to get started.
> Looking at the page http://www.kyngchaos.com/software/qgis
> I'm guessing that only way to install QGIS now is to grab the Mac disk,
> install Frameworks, then grab the GDAL and GSL frameworks packages and
> finally the QGIS package? It's implied but it doesn't say it anywhere
> If this is true any chance we could update the instructions to give the
> step by step for a new user who has no idea what Frameworks are. Also
> could we point the GDAL and GSL links to the files themselves as opposed
> to the frameworks page, so that the install doesn't turn into a hunt for
> the right stuff to download?
> FYI to translators, I've re-ordered the Mac download links on the qgis
> wiki to reflect that the standalone is no longer the "recommended for
> new users".
Note: I think I meant to ask if the user needs to install Xcode in order
to use the frameworks. But I'm not Mac user so please straighten the record.
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