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

Colin Nielsen colin.nielsen at gmail.com
Mon Mar 30 19:29:08 EDT 2009

I have just tried r.patch, v.patch and v.what.rast on the new
grass-6.4.svn release in osgeo4w (built on XP I assume), and haven't
had any problems with any of them. So perhaps these issues have been

Maybe I'm missing it somewhere in the many wiki pages, but is there a
complete list of vista related issues for me/others to test?
http://grass.osgeo.org/wiki/WinGRASS_Current_Status#Vista seems not to
have been updated recently.

My two cents: I agree that an standalone installer is vastly
preferable to the osgeo4w format for the majority of windows users. I
have heard that Marco is not able to continue to supply these
installers, but did he document the steps required to create
installers somewhere? With the osgeo4w installer allowing for quick
compiles of new grass versions, there should be no reason why these
can't be continued.


On Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 12:24 PM, Michael Barton <Michael.Barton at asu.edu> wrote:
> Thanks Markus,
> This will make the information more accessible.
> Michale
> On Mar 27, 2009, at 8:41 AM, Markus Neteler wrote:
>> On Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 4:17 PM, Michael Barton <Michael.Barton at asu.edu>
>> wrote:
>>> 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.
>> easy to solve: I have added it here:
>> http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/wiki/pkg-grass
>> -> Lab Installation as offline set of packages
>> It would not harm of course to move the relevant into to that trac
>> page rather thank linking around.
>> Markus
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