[OSGeo-Discuss] Distribution Special Interest Groups

Venkatesh Raghavan raghavan at media.osaka-cu.ac.jp
Wed Mar 15 20:08:17 PST 2006

Dear all,

We have now almost completed packaging the FOSS4G CD
containing RPM, source RPM of GRASS-6.0.2, Mapserver4.6.2 and 4.8.1, GDAL1.3.1,
PROJ, QGIS0.74, Postgis,Cartoweb, Appformap, OSSIM, PrimaGIS.
We have included a simple installer that facilitates easy installation.
The CD also contains all the libraries necessary for compiling
these tools and has been developed in the Mandriva 2006 environment.

We are now doing some final testing and the ISO CD Image will be
made available by the end March 2006 at 
http://wgrass.media.osaka-cu.ac.jp/foss4g/ (under development)


Silke Reimer wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 09, 2006 at 06:43:21PM +0100, Silke Reimer wrote:
> [...]
>> Yes, I think so. If we can decide how we want to name the project on
>> our GForge I can start create the project in short term. What's
>> about FreeGIS-packages or OSGEO-packages? This seems a bit long to
>> me but I don't have a better idea.
>> Furthermore we have to decide who should be project admin. It is
>> probably a good idea to have someone from Intevation (me) but I
>> don't want to do it alone. I propose to add Frank Warmerdam and
>> Schuyler Erle as well.
> Meanwhile several things have happend:
> 1. Schuyler has agreed to become second project admin in a private
>    email. Thank you!
> 2. I have prepared some new FC 5 GIS packages: gdal, grass,
>    gdalgrass (the plugin to access grass date through gdal and ogr),
>    qgis and postgis.  All package are available through our
>    FTP-Server at [1] and will be available through the
>    FreeGIS-mirror [2] tomorrow. I have made a review request on Fedora Extra
>    for gdal [3] and postgis [4]. It would be nice if some
>    of those that are working more often with grass/qgis/gdalgrass
>    could give a try to those packages. If they are OK with you I
>    will announce them on Fedora Extra as will.
> I would like to begin group maintainance for those packages as soon
> as possible since packaging all this software alone is very
> ambitious.
> The only obstacle to do so is to decide about a project name for the
> new gforge project my suggestions are:
> FreeGIS-pkg
> OSGEO-pkg
> I don't have a real favorite. It would be nice to get any comment on
> this topic so that I can start to set up the project.
> Many greetings,
>     Silke
> [1] http://ftp.intevation.de/freegis/fedora/5
> [2] http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/misc/freegis/intevation/freegis/fedora/5/
> [3] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=168719
> [4] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=171040

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