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

Michael Barton Michael.Barton at asu.edu
Mon Mar 30 20:01:30 EDT 2009

Native, stand alone installer for GRASS should be a high priority. I  
guess we need both an XP and Vista version.


On Mar 30, 2009, at 4:41 PM, Colin Nielsen wrote:

> I should have looked harder before I hit "Send", I just found Marco's
> instructions on creating the standalone installer.
> <http://trac.osgeo.org/grass/browser/grass/branches/develbranch_6/mswindows 
> >
> If modified to the osgeo4w tree, new native installers should be
> relatively easy to create. The wingrass team seems to be a little
> divided right now (native, mingw/msys, osgeo4w, cygwin, not to mention
> lots of different user & developer wiki pages saying different
> things), is there a consensus on where to take wingrass? (I should
> note that I'm relatively new to the scene and therefore may be missing
> longer-term trends and discussions.)
> -Colin
> On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 7:29 PM, Colin Nielsen <colin.nielsen at gmail.com 
> > wrote:
>> Michael,
>> 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
>> solved.
>> 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.
>> -Colin
>> 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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