[OSGeo-Discuss] Packaging an Integrated Geospatial Stack

William Kyngesburye woklist at kyngchaos.com
Thu Aug 17 09:42:08 PDT 2006

I can at least help out on the OS X side of this.

Most of the OS X distributions I have are ready to use as is on such  
a CD.  The frameworks can easily be made simpler for installation  
with an installer package.  I could easily setup a burnable disk  
image - a dual-format disk would be needed, ISO9660/HFS+, but I think  
the Mac stuff can be packaged so it's safe on a 9660 file system (and  
that would make sharing sample data with the different OS packages  

I can take a look at the other OSGeo projects to see what OS X  
specific info is needed for installation (ie different paths for  
stuff) if not already there, and maybe think about ideas for  
installers for them.

On Aug 16, 2006, at 4:09 PM, Frank Warmerdam wrote:

> Distributing an integrated stack of software to end users has been  
> identified
> as an important goal for the foundation, and we have agreed about  
> this at
> the board level.  However, it is not yet clear how to move forward  
> on this
> very important point.
> I've prepared a few preliminary thoughts of my own at:
>   http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/OSGeo_Binary_Distribution
> I'm interested in ideas on how we might bootstrap such an effort.   
> There
> is a very real possibility of some degree of funding for the work,  
> though
> no doubt we will also need a fair amount of volunteer effort to  
> make this
> really work.
> If there was a person or people with an interest in a large  
> involvement in
> such an effort, I would be happy to help get things setup and  
> moving a bit.
> But I've deliberately avoided assuming a leadership role on such an  
> effort
> because I am feeling quite overextended already.

William Kyngesburye <kyngchaos at kyngchaos.com>

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