[OSGeo-Board] Some whining from the outside

Markus Neteler neteler.osgeo at gmail.com
Tue Aug 15 08:06:26 PDT 2006

On 8/15/06, Frank Warmerdam <warmerdam at pobox.com> wrote:
> Markus Neteler wrote:
> >>>  - What is the status of doing a binary stack?  Again, this was
> >>> discussed
> >>>  at the F2F but I'm not sure what action has been taken.
> >
> > I am also clueless about the infrastructure status, asked around but still
> > have no clear idea:
> > What's the timeline to have *access* to the infrastructure?
> > Some months ago I offered to generate geodata as part of my
> > GeodataCom involvement, so far I cannot start. I am talking about
> > number crunching here. My tools and data are ready, I "just" need
> > the machines to launch it.
> >
> > Same thing for the EduCom Books Wiki: asked some weeks ago,
> > still not available. It would be helpful to get regular updates from SAC.
> Markus,
> Briefly the status is that several servers are now available at
> Telascience and are setup with base operating system software, and
> using the LDAP authentication for users.
> But we haven't had much progress on installing specific software
> packages (I may be a bit behind on this).  The geodata folks have
> a server and they have been doing some work on it.  I think there
> is a problem getting media wiki to speak to LDAP so that is stalled
> though I have been away for a bit.
> Generally speaking SAC is not really operating in any sort of cohesive
> manner.

Thanks for the update, Frank.

I am available to help with software installation (at least some
packages I know ;-).
Jo, the same applies to the geodata server ...


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