[GRASSLIST:1694] Re: GRASS binaries: why not?
neteler at itc.it
Thu Nov 6 05:04:34 EST 2003
On Wed, Nov 05, 2003 at 08:25:11AM -0200, Christian S. Ferreira wrote:
> Hi again,
> >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.
> Where do I become a candidate or get involved with that? But
> I must say that I just use Linux on Intel PC's.
Just go ahead. That's what everybody should do: don't wait to be
personally invited, just provide results :-)
> >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
> Well, I'm not a programmer, and not a web designer either, so I can
web designer: it's plain HTML, written with 'joe', sometimes xemacs,
sometimes nedit. Keep it simple is the concept (which is not yet followed
everywhere on the web site).
> help creating binaries, build RPM packages (now I use Red Hat 9.0), and
> of course testing, in my spare time.
> >(also this page could be more exciting!)
> There is a lot of things in that list. How do I start there?
Whereever you want. There are no fixed rules to contribute.
Please announce contributions on the appropriate GRASS mailing
list to make the others aware of it.
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