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

Michael Barton Michael.Barton at asu.edu
Tue Mar 31 13:28:12 EDT 2009

That would be excellent.

With some interface tweaking, I have nothing inherently against the  
osgeo4w installer, but a stand alone along the lines of what you are  
preparing will be a big help in a number of cases, especially in  
universities and other large institutions where we are trying to get  
people to consider open source.

It may even get people to try the osgeo4w installer for the other apps  
if it is successful.

C. Michael Barton, Professor of Anthropology
Director of Graduate Studies
School of Human Evolution & Social Change
Center for Social Dynamics & Complexity
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ  85287-2402

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On Mar 31, 2009, at 10:25 AM, Colin Nielsen wrote:

> I'm working on the installer, I think I've almost got it. I'll post an
> update in the next couple of days. I'm working on Vista, so that's
> what I'll be packaging, but as long as the vista version doesn't cause
> problems in xp (and as far as i know it doesn't) we shouldn't need two
> windows packages.
> -Colin
> On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 12:58 AM, Martin Landa  
> <landa.martin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 2009/3/31 Michael Barton <Michael.Barton at asu.edu>:
>>> Native, stand alone installer for GRASS should be a high priority.  
>>> I guess
>>> we need both an XP and Vista version.
>> personally I have no problem with osgeo4w installer. Ideally should  
>> be
>> mentained both - standalone and osgeo4w - if we have enough manpower.
>> If no, I would incline to osgeo4w.
>> 1CZK
>> M.
>> --
>> Martin Landa <landa.martin gmail.com> * http://gama.fsv.cvut.cz/ 
>> ~landa

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