[OSGeo-Discuss] Re: OSGeo4W - Seeking Testers and Contributors

Joanne Cook j.cook at oxfordarch.co.uk
Mon Jun 23 09:00:23 PDT 2008

Hi Frank,

This is very cool, and I will endeavour to give you some feedback on it. Actually, I'm wondering if some collaboration might not be fruitful- I spent a long time tinkering with winGRASS etc for Portable GIS, and it would be cool if a portable version of OSGeo4W could be made...

All the best


Joanne Cook
Senior IT Support and Development
Oxford Archaeology (North)
01524 880212

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Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2008 00:23:58 -0400
From: Frank Warmerdam <warmerdam at pobox.com>
Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo4W - Seeking Testers and Contributors
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For several months several of us have been working on a standard installer
for a variety of OSGeo4W packages on MS-Windows.  The result of that is

It is an installer that understands package dependency, supports upgrading
individual components in place, and is network based (only downloading the
packages that are needed).

OSGeo4W is loosely intended to supercede efforts like MS4W, and FWTools.

We are seeking windows software users willing to try out OSGeo4W, and provide


We are also looking for software developers and packagers interested in
helping with packaging.  Currently we have good support for GDAL, MapServer,
uDig.  We have a proof-of-concept WinGRASS package, but it needs love. We
would appreciate packagers for additional packages, including QGIS, OSSIM,
MapGuide, gvSig, and GeoNetwork.

Best regards,
I set the clouds in motion - turn up   | Frank Warmerdam, warmerdam at pobox.com
light and sound - activate the windows | http://pobox.com/~warmerdam
and watch the world go round - Rush    | President OSGeo, http://osgeo.org

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