[GRASS5] GRASS releases - some remarks
jdenisgiguere at fastmail.fm
Wed Mar 17 11:19:06 EST 2004
I'm working on a linux distro called EduLinux. It is developed at
Sherbrooke University mostly for students of all ages and all domains. I
have to package GIS related software for this distro. I wish to improve
the use of free software in our departement of geomatic and I think
that integration of GRASS and other GIS related software in an open
source desktop system is a good way.
I would like to know wich version of GRASS should I include. Improve in
5.7 are great and we use a lot vectors in our labs (mostly ArcGis), but
is it enough stable to use it daily ?
I have two weeks for packaging GRASS and related software (postGIS,
mapserver, ...). Advices will be very appreciated.
President of the Sherbrooke University Undergraduate Geomatic Students
Developer for Edulinux
Markus Neteler wrote:
>another time I have received new developed source code
>based on GRASS 5.0 - in this case the internationalization
>of tcltkgrass and NVIZ.
>I feel that we either need a release of 5.3 or that
>we should somehow modify the web pages to make clear
>that new developments should be at least based
>on 5.3 (for vectors: 5.7).
>Also, as posted earlier, I received other comments that
>without an official release (of 5.3) they would stick
>Sounds a bit unfortunate to me, so let me put again
>into discussion the suggestion to publish a 5.3.0 version.
>[hey: 5.3 indicates *development*]
>Look at the statistics (only HTTP, rsync/FTP not included):
>-> Top 10 of 59396 Total URLs By KBytes (Feb 2004)
>1 430 /grass5/binary/linux/grass5.0.3_i686-pc-linux-gnu_bin.tar.gz
>2 353 /grass5/binary/windows_cygnus/wingrass_generic/grass5.0.2_i686-pc-cygwin_bin.tar.gz
>3 283 /grass5/binary/windows_cygnus/wingrass_xserver/grass5.0.3_i686-pc-cygwin_bin.tar.gz
>4 388 /grass5/source/grass-5.0.3_src.tar.gz
>5 173 /grass5/binary/mac_os_x/grass5.0.2_powerpc-apple-darwin6.5_bin.tar.bz2
>7 104 /grass5/source/grass-5.0.0_src.tar.gz
>9 62 /grass5/source/grass-5.0.2_src.tar.gz
>I can only see 5.0.x downloads in the TOP10 list.
>While the nice features are in 5.7, most developers work in 5.3
>and the users download 5.0 :-)
>We should improve the situation and make available at least 5.3
>to a wider audience.
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