[osgeo4w-dev] Grass packager?

andrea antonello andrea.antonello at gmail.com
Tue Mar 18 09:51:23 EDT 2008

>  > While I am waiting for the geotools and geoserver community to express
>  > interest in joining, I am creating also a small JGrass udig-extentions
>  > package. JGrass would love to link to GRASS and I wanted to know who
>  > is maintaining the GRASS package currently and what type of GRASS it
>  > is: native or cygwin? JGrass currently bases on the native 6.3rc5
>  > windows build.
>  The GRASS packaged was done by me based on the native winGRASS (MINGW)
>  build instructions as of 3-4 weeks ago.  It should be considered quite
>  preliminary but at least an example of how this will work.  It will for
>  instance move into osgeo4w\apps\grass-.... in the next packaging.
>  At some point I hope the winGRASS team will take over maintenance for
>  the GRASS package.

Yes Frank, I can understand that.
Are you just taking the zip from
http://geog-pc40.ulb.ac.be/grass/wingrass/ and repackaging it bzipped
for the release?

However I am not sure if the native GRASS has a GUI. Does it? If not,
then probably the GRASS team would want to supply the cygwin version,
I guess.

>  > Would I be allowed to put in the installer also an alpha version of a
>  > package or do they have to be over a certain level of maturity?
>  I think an alpha package is OK as long as it does not threaten the stability
>  of other parts of the systems.  I think we will only list fairly stable and
>  mature packages in the express install package list though.

Oh yes, that is a great idea!


>  Best regards,
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