[GRASS-dev] access to wingrass binaries

Moritz Lennert mlennert at club.worldonline.be
Mon May 7 10:27:33 EDT 2007

On 07/05/07 02:15, Paul Kelly wrote:
> Hello Moritz
> On Mon, 7 May 2007, Moritz Lennert wrote:
>> Any feedback on whether this "package" works as it should / as 
>> expected by
>> users is more than welcome.
> I haven't tried this one but did give the last one a try and it seemed 
> to work OK. I just tried command-line usage (grass63 -text) as the 
> computer I was using it on didn't have Tcl/TK installed. I think we 
> should be able to include Tcl and Tk libraries in the binary 
> distribution too actually, to reduce compatibility issues and make it 
> *really* easy to install.

Any licensing issues concerning the ActiveState distribution that we 
have to take care of ?

>> I also imagine that if we want to make this more official, we need to add
>> licensing information, including for all the binaries that come from
>> Paul's package of dependencies. I added a short note at the end of the
>> readme, but this is surely insufficient. At least we should give the
>> respective web links. Paul, could you give me the list ? Also, should
>> these libraries maybe be updated to their latest versions ?
> Funnily enough I was just working on that yesterday. I've put an updated 
> version of wingrass-extralibs.tar.gz up on www.stjohnspoint.co.uk/grass 
> now. There you will also find build instructions with weblinks. Most of 
> it is public domain or BSD-style licensed I think; perhaps one or two 
> packages are GPL. This time the XDR library is compiled statically to 
> work around the problems we had with database connections. Also FFTW and 
> Freetype libraries are included for the first time. Things still aren't 
> perfect (i.e. compiling is not as straightforward as it should be) but 
> it all seems to work.

Thanks !
I just uploaded a new version of the winGRASS binaries using your latest 
and greatest library package.


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