[geos-devel] Re: [postgis-users] GNU Autoconf / Automake Expert Needed

Paul Ramsey pramsey at refractions.net
Thu Aug 29 14:15:05 EDT 2002

Try to avoid moving things around too much, that's about it.  Any inline 
comments and documentation to help the braindead like myself maintain 
the structure once you have finished it would be good.  

Ferdinando Villa wrote:

>OK, got the code. I'll be working on this in the next few days unless
>someone else volunteers (in this case, DO let me know). Hope to have an
>initial configuration ready in a week or so (with static and shared
>libs, a geos-config script to install in bin, and a geos.m4 file with a
>GEOS_CHECK macro to configure the projects that will use it). I might
>come up with a slightly different dir structure (e.g. put the test
>programs in their own dir). Let me know if there are constraints I
>should keep in mind or other things I should know before I start.
>Cheers, ferdinando
>On Thu, 2002-08-29 at 13:54, Paul Ramsey wrote:
>>Anonymous read CVS access is available, user/pw == cvs/cvs
>>Ferdinando Villa wrote:
>>>Hi all,
>>>I'm seriously swamped but I'd be happy to help with the
>>>autoconf/automake side of GEOS if there are no other takers. Does the
>>>CVS setup allow anonymous access (no password is posted on the site)?
>>>I'd like to download the CVS tree and get a feeling of the codebase.
>>>Cheers, ferdinando
>>>On Thu, 2002-08-29 at 12:22, Paul Ramsey wrote:
>>>> The porting project to bring JTS topological functionality into the 
>>>>C++ world has been ongoing for the last few months. Yury Bychkov of the 
>>>>University of Victoria is the lead developer and is being assisted by 
>>>>Martin Davis, the developer of JTS. The project site is at 
>>>>geos.refractions.net. The project is jointly funded by Refractions 
>>>>Research, Vivid Solutions, and the British Columbia Advanced Systems 
>>>> Yury has been doing the development in VC++, being careful to try and 
>>>>keep things portable. One of the things VC++ does is manage the build 
>>>>process. So for us UNIX slobs, we have a bunch of source code in the 
>>>>respository, but no build control. In order to start testing the fruits 
>>>>of Yury's work in PostGIS, we need to be able to do UNIX builds of a 
>>>>library we can link to in PostGIS. Yury is just getting to the point 
>>>>where we will soon have some topological operators to test, so working 
>>>>toward integrating geos into postgis makes sense about now.
>>>> So, what I am looking for: someone to take the source code from the 
>>>>GEOS project and create an appropriate GNU build control system for it, 
>>>>preferably using the autoconf, automake suite of tools to make a 
>>>>traditional GNU installation. As an added bonus, information about 
>>>>portability issues would probably be helpful. Please contact me if you 
>>>>have some experience with these tools and are able to help.
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>>>>postgis-users at postgis.refractions.net
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