[osgeo4w-dev] Mapnik in osgeo4w

Julien Malik julien.malik at c-s.fr
Mon May 2 11:04:20 EDT 2011

Le 02/05/2011 16:16, Roel Vanhout a écrit :
> Hi,
> I didn't know about existing tickets but that's the reason I'm popping
> up here :)
> #218 looks like exactly what I'll be working on, albeit not
> specifically for osgeo4w; but I'd be happy to work with you to fix
> this. Are you the mapnik maintainer for osgeo4w?

No, I'm just a simple mapnik user...
FYI, we made some work in the Orfeo Toolbox to play with the mapnik c++ 
API, that's the reason for this ticket.
No hurry on this #218 ticket.
This is not a showstopper for OTB integration in osgeo4w on which we 
would like to work soon...

I'm cc'ing the two OTB developers who worked the most on this, they 
might have more feedback on the ease of use of the mapnik binary packages.

> How does it work in
> general, are there specific people responsible for specific packages,
> or is it one for all and all for one?
> In the mapnik trac itself, there are #122 and #410 that seem related;
> is anyone here affiliated with those?
> I saw your mail to the mapnik mailing list back then, I'll look into
> this; part of my work will be on making the api consistent, including
> across bindings.
I think it's been reported by someone else from another project.
> A more general question: do the osgeo4w packages focus on cygwin/mingw
> or Visual Studio builds, too? Is there an introduction I can read for
> devs to get up to speed, apart from the trac wiki
I asked myself the same question when I read the wiki a while ago.
If Visual Studio is preferred, what is the preferred version ?

It seems like OSGeo4W is made out of several heterogenous compilers.
I'm surprised there is so little (not a single ?) "runtime library 
incompatibility hell"...

One line or two in the Wiki on this would be great !


> cheers,
> roel
> On Mon, May 2, 2011 at 4:06 PM, Julien Malik<julien.malik at c-s.fr>  wrote:
>> Hello,
>> First of all : congratulations for your GSoC project !
>> I'm probably whipping a dead horse here, but I hope one of the results of
>> your work will be having a solution to the #218 ticket (being able to use
>> the mapnik C++ API with only osgeo4w packages).
>> We also ran into troubles setting up fonts files necessary for mapnik to
>> render its map. If those can be integrated to the mapnik binary package with
>> some sort of default paths management so that we don't have to bother with
>> these from external projects, that would be great... A related report here :
>> https://lists.berlios.de/pipermail/mapnik-users/2011-February/003955.html
>> Good luck for your project !
>> Julien
>> Le 02/05/2011 15:32, Roel Vanhout a écrit :
>>> Dear all,
>>> I'm a student who's been accepted into Google Summer of Code to work
>>> on mapnik, and specifically the build system and builds for Windows.
>>> We discussed the inclusion of mapnik in osgeo4w and I'd like to get
>>> into contact with the maintainer of mapnik package in there, to see if
>>> there's any work we can share/reuse. Thanks!
>>> cheers,
>>> roel
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