[osgeo4w-dev] GSoC - OSGeo4W 2013 Weekly reports #1

Matt Wilkie matt.wilkie at gov.yk.ca
Fri Jun 21 11:01:05 PDT 2013

Hi Steve,

Thank you for doing this work, and especially for the high level 
reporting of your experience as you go along. As someone who doesn't 
work on or understand the inner operations of setup.exe, it sheds let on 
places I don't normally go.

With regards to the optional possibility of adding an uninstall feature, 
you may or may not find do_uninstall() of apt useful (though it relies 
on post_install() having adding the menu shortcuts etc. to the installed 
files database).



matt wilkie
Geomatics Analyst
Information Management and Technology
Yukon Department of Environment
10 Burns Road * Whitehorse, Yukon * Y1A 4Y9
867-667-8133 Tel * 867-393-7003 Fax

On 21/06/2013 9:13 AM, Lord Flaubert Steve Ataucuri Cruz wrote:
> Hi All
> I am Steve Ataucuri and my GsoC project is "Extend OSGeo4W Installer"
> These are the tasks that I've been doing during this week:
> Work done in week 17-21 June
> * What Do I did this week?
>    1. I understood the structure of OSGeo4W Installer
>    2. I also setuped a local virtual machine with Windows envirotment
> and all the tools needed in order to getting a build of setup.exe
>    3. I fixed some errors of setup.exe and I sent my changes to svn server:
>     - I included a hack implementation of _fstati64() because at
> linking time presents  some problems with Cygwin/Mingw libraries.[1]
>     - I fixed the linking to res.o object when make program try to
> build setup.exe it presents some problems, I solved removing the
> codepage in res_* files to use UTF-8 enconding for multilanguage
> support [2]
>      - I updated the iniparse.yy file, it has some incompatible changes
> with the new version of Automake 1.2 and YACC & LEX support.[3]
>      - I removed some obsolete macros in configure.in file, too it was
> moved to newer configure.ac [4]
>      - I fixed the static library path of libbz2.a and libz.a in
> Makefile.am file [5]
> * What will I be working the next week?
>     -   Next week I need to prepare the new windows dialogs for new
> version of installer.
>     -   I will update the wiki of the project to build the new setup.
> * Did I meet with any stumbling  blocks?
>    Definitely yes, some problems with the installation of Installer but
> are already solved, many times I needed to read a lot before changing
> a line of the code of setup installer.
> [1] https://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/changeset/1207
> [2] https://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/changeset/1208
> [3] https://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/changeset/1209
> [4] https://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/changeset/1210
> [5] https://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/changeset/1211
> Comments and Suggestions are welcome
> Best regards
> Steve

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