[osgeo4w-dev] Support for the WIN64 binaries
szekerest at gmail.com
Mon Mar 3 11:41:56 EST 2008
I'd add my support to a package based (cygwin style) approach we've
been talking about in the IRC. I'll surely contribute to support some
Win64 packages into the repository.
Someone should probably create a Wiki how the dependencies are
definied for these packages.
I would also support to distribute the 'bleeding edge' using this
framework. I hope this approach provides to have multiple versions to
exist side by side. That would probably help to keep the osgeo
binaries in a common repository instead of having the user to pick up
the files from various sources.
2008/3/3, Frank Warmerdam <warmerdam at pobox.com>:
> Tamas Szekeres wrote:
> > 2008/3/3, Frank Warmerdam <warmerdam at pobox.com>:
> >> My opinion is that this should be deferred till we have successfully
> >> produced a 32bit generation of OSGeo4W, and even then I'm assuming this
> >> is mostly something aimed at developers, is that right?
> > No. As far as I can see the number of the 64 bit Windows Servers
> > installed in production environment and Vista 64 for the clients is
> > quite increasing. I'm saying this, because I'm asked about twice a
> > week to provide Win64 binaries mostly because of the .NET stuff which
> > is non-usable in their environments, definitely.
> I'll try to connect in IRC to understand this need a bit better.
> >> Obviously, you are welcome to apply your time as desired, but I'm not keen
> >> on a win64 adventure yet.
> > Since I'm not keen to develop yet another binary distribution
> > installer for this, I'm wondering
> > if we could establish a placeholder in osgeo4w to convey the Win64
> > binaries I currently can produce. It would certainly be a limited set
> > of the packages comparing to the Win32 stuff, but it would provide
> > something that's much difficult to create from scratch for the users.
> It would not really be any problem to provide some additional Win64
> binaries within the existing installer as packages. Perhaps these
> packages would (for now) appear only in the Win64 group so as not
> to confuse people just interested in 32bit.
> We could put the unpacked stuff into:
> > My only problem is that I'm quite unfamiliar about how the build
> > mechanism is actually being established in osgeo.
> There is no build mechanism per-se for OSGeo4W. Individual packagers
> build their packages on their own systems, and then package them
> up in the proper directory structure as a .tar.bz2 file and upload it
> to a particular place on download.osgeo.org as per:
> So, if you are keen on the job, I would not object to some Win64 packages
> within OSGeo4W. I'd be happy to help explain packaging, etc.
> Best regards,
> I set the clouds in motion - turn up | Frank Warmerdam, warmerdam at pobox.com
> light and sound - activate the windows | http://pobox.com/~warmerdam
> and watch the world go round - Rush | President OSGeo, http://osgeo.org
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