[osgeo4w-dev] OSGeo4W missing in new website

Helmut Kudrnovsky hellik at web.de
Sun Jan 21 08:21:37 PST 2018

Hi Guido,

thanks for pointing to the mail entry.

>I think you should be able to add the project when you are ready.

As already mentioned in my reply to Jody, OSGeo4W may be ready as it exists about 10 years now.


Gesendet: Sonntag, 21. Januar 2018 um 03:42 Uhr
Von: "Guido Stein"
An: "Helmut Kudrnovsky"
Cc: discuss at lists.osgeo.org, osgeo4w-dev at lists.osgeo.org
Betreff: Re: [osgeo4w-dev] OSGeo4W missing in new website

Hey Helmut,
I have been following along with all the emails about the new website with great excitement. I am very proud of the work the Marketing committee did in getting this site up and on messaging with the community about the processes.
I believe that there were emails sent around about project sites a couple of times over the last year, but here is the latest one I could find:
I think you should be able to add the project when you are ready.
I hope this helps,

On Sat, Jan 20, 2018 at 3:50 PM Helmut Kudrnovsky <hellik at web.de[mailto:hellik at web.de]> wrote:Hi community,

as we've seen in the Google Code‑in contest and students' feedback, MS windows is still an
important operating system within the user base of the OSGeo stack.

Beside the windows standalone installers of e.g. QGIS or winGRASS (both are based upon OSGeo4W),
the OSGeo4W framework itself is a very important platform to deliver the OSGeo stack to the users
of this operating system.

As an example, when I'm helping winGRASS users on the GRASS user ML, I'm often refering to use OSGeo4W-winGRASS
in order to check if the issue/problem is also there.

Furthermore, OSGeo4W is also an important testing platform as it's possible to use/test the latest greatest dailys of
e.g. QGIS3 or GRASS7.4svn on the windows operating system.

Another example, University of Vienna deploys OSGeo4W to all its public students PCs.

Searching [1] and screening the new website, there seems to be no information about/no link to OSGeo4W [2].

Is this intentional? Just overseen?

OSGeo will loose new and interested users of the OSGeo software stack when no one can find the nice framework for the still
most used operating system.

Kind regards

OSGeo charter member

[1] https://www.osgeo.org/search/OSGeo4W[https://www.osgeo.org/search/OSGeo4W]
[2] https://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/[https://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/]
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