[osgeo4w-dev] Mapserver/Developer category

Yewondwossen Assefa yassefa at dmsolutions.ca
Tue Mar 18 11:06:08 EDT 2008

Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> Yewondwossen Assefa wrote:
>> Hi There,
>>  Would it make sense to have an additional developer category where we 
>> would essentially have all the libraries/herders/dlls that are needed 
>> to build Mapserver locally  (basically most of the current windows 
>> buildkit that we use would be available).
>> Note that most of the header/libraries are already available through 
>> the installer in xxx-devel packages. I personally find it is a very 
>> convenient way to get access to libraries through the installer and 
>> build Mapserver locally against them.
> Assefa,
> The normal practice now is to include include files and stub libraries
> in with the library dlls and other supporting materials all in one package
> in the "Libs" category.  There are a couple exceptions to that, but they
> were done before we settled on the "fat package" approach rather than
> trying to split out -bin, -devel, etc.
> So, I would hope most buildkit stuff we need would go into Libs - a fair
> amount is already there.
> Best regards,

Ok. I will add the few missing packages that I needed when building 

Assefa Yewondwossen
Software Analyst

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