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

Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) tmitchell at osgeo.org
Thu Aug 6 08:11:59 PDT 2009

Just generally keep in mind though as well, that some open source is
only intended to run on Windows and many projects do recognise the
importance of that platform, particularly in the GIS arena.  So while
many may not like, many don't seem to really mind and look at it as one
more diverse OS to support.


René A. Enguehard wrote:
> 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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