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

Yury A. Bychkov ybychkov at direct.ca
Thu Aug 29 14:29:50 EDT 2002

Hi Ferdinando,

Keep in mind that the code is still very raw and parts of it may not compile
(mainly because there are a lot of interdependencies and a lot of it is still
not done). If you have any errors (platform related or otherwise) or want me to
change some code just send me an email.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Ramsey" <pramsey at refractions.net>
To: <postgis-users at postgis.refractions.net>
Cc: "geos-devel" <geos-devel at geos.refractions.net>
Sent: Thursday, August 29, 2002 11:15 AM
Subject: [geos-devel] Re: [postgis-users] GNU Autoconf / Automake Expert Needed

> 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:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>>PostGIS'ers,
> >>>> 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
> >>>>Institute.
> >>>> 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.
> >>>>Thanks,
> >>>>Paul
> >>>>
> >>>>
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> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>
> >>
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