[OSGeo-Discuss] Re: [postgis-users] pg_routing 1.02

"René A. Enguehard" ahugenerd at gmail.com
Thu Aug 6 05:11:57 PDT 2009

Open source software is exactly that: open source. That means you can 
take the source and compile it for whichever OS you want, really. For 
Windows things get a bit... involved and you might have to use something 
like Cygwin, but it IS possible. You should probably get in contact with 
David Techer as he would know how exactly to do this regarding pgRouting.

However, you should note that in general people in the open source 
community aren't actively trying to discourage using Windows, we just 
hate having to do anything with/for Windows and so it is rare to get 
Windows binaries. That doesn't mean it's not possible. Porting an open 
source application to a new OS take comparatively very little work to a 
proprietary application. But it's still a heck of a lot of trouble to go 
through for an OS (Windows) which we thoroughly dislike. :)

Ravi wrote:
> Hi Listers,
> have been trying this on windows for a long time.
> I was discouraged 'pl post on the list meant for it' etc..
> Now it is a stright 'discourage'.
> It again takes me back to a fundamental.. Is opensource and operating system centric. Say in India, this is a big road block. Propagation of GIS may be encouraged irrespective of OS used.
> Ravi Kumar
> --- On Thu, 6/8/09, Anton Patrushev <anton at orkney.co.jp> wrote:
>> From: Anton Patrushev <anton at orkney.co.jp>
>> Subject: Re: [postgis-users] pg_routing 1.02
>> To: "PostGIS Users Discussion" <postgis-users at postgis.refractions.net>
>> Date: Thursday, 6 August, 2009, 5:05 PM
>> Hi Ishwari,
>>> The links to download pg_routing 1.02 windows binaries
>> in the http://pgrouting.postlbs.org/ do not work. Is there an
>> alternate location where these files can be downloaded
>> from?
>> I'm afraid no. Windows binaries were maintained by David
>> Techer only.
>> Actually we don't recommend to install it on Windows.
>> Anton.
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