[osgeo4w-dev] JGrass in the OSGeo4W

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Mon Mar 3 10:39:45 EST 2008

andrea antonello wrote:
> Hi, I just noticed this, I would like to maintain a the new uDig based
> JGrass package for the OSGeo4W stack.
> Can I just add myself to the list and JGrass to the list of softwares
> or do I have to run throught some sort of acceptation?
> I can't get this from the main page.


This would be great, though as our first step in the Java direction I'm
sure there will be some packaging challenges with regard to Java.

I think it is sufficient to add this to the wiki and start discussions
of how the packaging will work.

In particular I wonder if we provide our own Java, or try to work with the
system Java, or perhaps we try to bridge these options?

My inclination (as always) is to provide our own Java so we can ensure it
is the right version for our needs, and includes all the required packages
(ie. getting JAI has always been a hassle for me!).

Are you familiar with how Java installs should work on windows?   Can we
just install Java under OSGeo4W somewhere, and put the java interpreter
in C:\OSGeo4W\bin?

I will suggest that a uDig/JGRass package will likely be a sort of
culmination of steps.  First we need to package Java, then perhaps geotools
and uDig.  Then JGrass.  I'd add I'm interested in offering Java bindings
for MapServer and GDAL.

Best regards,
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