[osgeo4w-dev] CoApp reminder

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Thu Apr 4 14:05:45 PDT 2013


I watched the CoApp video, and skimmed the last blog post on the site and
I'm left feeling it is still rather immature and also that it will depend
on a variety of skills I don't have (around Visual Studio projects, etc).
 On the appealing side it would be wonderful to work with folks who know
how to put things together effectively, and many underlying packages we
depend on (ie. Apache, Python, PHP, Postgresql, ssl) are being addressed as
part of the core provided packages of CoApp.

My inclination at this point is to keep an eye on CoApp with the idea it
could be a next generation OSGeo4W but not to make any major commitment yet
unless there is someone in the community that wants to lead the charge.

CoApp certainly has the possibility of being an ideal platform for open
source geospatial (and non-geospatial) software distribution on windows.

Best regards,

On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 3:26 AM, Mateusz Loskot <mateusz at loskot.net> wrote:

> Hi,
> Some time ago, I posted about the CoApp project to Discuss [1].
> After last updates in the project, I think it is a good idea to
> post reminder, as I think it has potential for OSGeo4W.
> For those who don't know what CoApp is,
> here is video with a good overview [2]
> Recently, CoApp teamed up with NuGet to develop support for
> native packages. Garrett Serack, lead developer, posted long
> awaited update [3] about this initiative.
> I think that it may be useful to take a look at CoApp and consider it as
> packaging platform while reviewing current status of OSGeo4W.
> CoApp embraces Microsoft's technologies (like side-by-side assemblies)
> that have been unknown, neglected and avoided but which solve many
> problems related to deployment, versioning and dependencies, etc.
> For example, it reduces or eliminates the well-known DLL hell problems.
> I have been watching CoApp for some time and despite I haven't done any
> production-ready packaging myself yet, I think CoApp has great potential
> and future for FOSS packaging. OSGeo4W could benefit of CoApp adoption.
> [1] http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/discuss/2011-November/009825.html
> [2]
> http://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/Charles/Garrett-Serack-Open-Source-on-Windows-and-the-CoApp-Project
> [3] http://coapp.org/news/2013-03-27-The-Long-Awaited-post.html
> Best regards,
> --
> Mateusz Loskot, http://mateusz.loskot.net
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