[GRASSLIST:1684] Re: GRASS binaries: why not?

Markus Neteler neteler at itc.it
Wed Nov 5 03:13:57 EST 2003

On Tue, Nov 04, 2003 at 05:04:48PM -0200, Christian s. Ferreira wrote:
> Hi List,
>     Just a simple question: Why the GRASS release candidates
> (in this case: GRASS 5.0.3) are not distributed like binaries.

That's a good question. I would appreciate if there were binaries.
The main problems is that I cannot do that alone. Only if more people
jump in and prepare such binaries we can provide them.

>     In my opinion binaries would be more easy for newbies to test/install
> and return bugs.


>     I already compiled GRASS, but this may exclude many people that
> could help testing the release candidates (and maybe the unstable versions).
>     Please, I don't wanna make anybody angry, it's just my opinion.

It's a valid point. We simply need more people for
- updating the web pages
- creating binary packages for various platforms (tar.gz)
- create RPMs and debian packages
- perform testing
- help in polishing the code in 5.3/5.7

(also this page could be more exciting!)

Best regards

 Markus Neteler

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