[osgeo4w-dev] Various OSGeo4W updates

Jürgen E. Fischer jef at norbit.de
Thu Jul 30 03:27:31 EDT 2009

Hi there,

over the last few days I made several changes to OSGeo4W, that I would like to
keep you posted about:

1. I updated the QGIS dependencies Qt, SIP, PyQt4, PyQwt5 and GRASS including
the GDAL plugin.  After that qgis, qgis1.1 and qgis-dev were rebuild using
those.  I also switched to GDAL 1.6 in the process.

The scripts used to build the GRASS package (including patches to the GDAL
GRASS plugins) are at [1].

2. The nightly build of qgis trunk, that I used to upload to our website, was
also moved to OSGeo4W. qgis-dev is now the nightly build.

The packaging scripts are in the qgis repository[2].

The build is done at 1am CEST and uploaded to upload.osgeo.org (about 4pm PDT
there).  After the upload osgeo4w-regen.sh and osgeo4w-promote.sh are called to
update the setup.inis for the installer.

So be aware that, if you're uploading test packages to OSGeo4W in that window,
they might show up in setup.ini earlier than you intended them to.

3. The installer was also improved a bit.  The existing russian and ukrainian
translation and a new german translation are now integrated into the main
executable, so there is no need for multiple setups anymore.

The express installation targets now include GRASS and the QGIS express target
was changed from qgis to qgis-full.  The latter is a pseudo package that
installs qgis (1.0) including optional dependencies that enable Python support,
the GRASS plugin and some additional python packages that are used by popular
qgis python plugins.   See [3+4].


[1] http://buten.norbit.de/~jef/osgeo4w-grass64.diff
[2] http://trac.osgeo.org/qgis/browser/trunk/qgis/ms-windows/osgeo4w
[3] http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/changeset/1117
[4] http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/changeset/1118

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