[GRASS-dev] call for volunteers - urgent need for Windows Vista binaries

Michael Barton Michael.Barton at asu.edu
Fri Mar 27 11:17:55 EDT 2009

Thanks Moritz,

I'm glad to see that this is possible at least, though it is by no  
means obvious. I will try to find a place to archive this information  
as I will be again doing a lab course later this spring. The fact that  
critical information for creating a stand-alone package is buried in a  
blog is problematic--though I know that all are very pressed for time.  
What happens is you want to do 2 separate stand alone packages? Do the  
libraries conflict? I'm just not well enough versed (i.e., ignorant)  
in Windows, and especially Vista, to know about this.


On Mar 27, 2009, at 2:27 AM, Moritz Lennert wrote:

> On 27/03/09 07:18, Michael Barton wrote:
>> Also, while the osteo4w installer is nice for individual installs,  
>> it is problematic for institutional lab installs, where IT managers  
>> want to have stand alone apps that they can test, install, and  
>> remove rather than a suite of apps in a package installer format.  
>> It's the same problem I've face with the Cygwin version when trying  
>> to use GRASS in university classroom labs. It would help to have  
>> the option to install a package as stand alone.
> Creating such standalone packages should not be too hard using  
> osgeo4w as a starting point. See
> http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/wiki/FAQ#HowdoIperformanofflineorcomputerlabinstall
> ("How do I perform an offline or computer lab install?")
> and the blog referenced there:
> http://blog.qgis.org/node/124
> Moritz

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