[OSGeo-Discuss] Packaging an Integrated Geospatial Stack
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
> 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:
> I'm interested in ideas on how we might bootstrap such an effort.
> is a very real possibility of some degree of funding for the work,
> 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
> because I am feeling quite overextended already.
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