[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo4W missing in new website
hellik at web.de
Sun Jan 21 08:14:57 PST 2018
the OSGeo4W framework exits since more than 10 years now; the first entry in the OSGeo4W-ML dates back to November 2007.
AFAIK there are few volunteers nowadays  to keep the framework running; mainly Jürgen F. and Martin L.; I maintain a small package to
easily bridge the OSGeo4W framework and R (www.r-project.org) and help in winGRASS if needed; and some other few volunteers helps from time to time.
> Please ask the OSGeo4W team to contact the incubation committee[https://www.osgeo.org/about/committees/incubation/] (for edit access to create a project page).
So, I may ask the incubation committee for edit access to create a project page.
Gesendet: Sonntag, 21. Januar 2018 um 06:15 Uhr
Von: "Jody Garnett"
An: "Helmut Kudrnovsky"
Cc: "OSGeo Discussions" <discuss at lists.osgeo.org>, osgeo4w-dev at lists.osgeo.org
Betreff: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo4W missing in new website
Helmut do you have any contact details for the OSGeo4W project? Please ask the OSGeo4W team to contact the incubation committee[https://www.osgeo.org/about/committees/incubation/] (for edit access to create a project page).
On 20 January 2018 at 12:45, Helmut Kudrnovsky <hellik at web.de[mailto:hellik at web.de]> wrote:Hi community,
as we've seen in the Google Code‑in contest and students' feedback, MS windows is still an
important operating system within the user base of the OSGeo stack.
Beside the windows standalone installers of e.g. QGIS or winGRASS (both are based upon OSGeo4W),
the OSGeo4W framework itself is a very important platform to deliver the OSGeo stack to the users
of this operating system.
As an example, when I'm helping winGRASS users on the GRASS user ML, I'm often refering to use OSGeo4W-winGRASS
in order to check if the issue/problem is also there.
Furthermore, OSGeo4W is also an important testing platform as it's possible to use/test the latest greatest dailys of
e.g. QGIS3 or GRASS7.4svn on the windows operating system.
Another example, University of Vienna deploys OSGeo4W to all its public students PCs.
Searching  and screening the new website, there seems to be no information about/no link to OSGeo4W .
Is this intentional? Just overseen?
OSGeo will loose new and interested users of the OSGeo software stack when no one can find the nice framework for the still
most used operating system.
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