[Live-demo] Review of gpsprune on OSGeo-Live 11.0

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Fri Jun 16 13:43:10 PDT 2017

Thanks Activity Workshop for all your help.

I agree with Sebastiaan that we should be updating to the latest stable 
version of gpsprune if we can.

One of the criteria we used to identifying projects to retire from 
OSGeo-Live was finding projects which are not changing version on 
OSGeo-Live. (This picked out gpsprune).

So hopefully between you and Sebastian you should be able to work out 
how to update to the latest version? (And then tweak the quickstart and 
project overview accordingly).

Warm regards, and thanks for your help,


On 17/6/17 6:28 am, Sebastiaan Couwenberg wrote:
> On 06/16/2017 09:32 PM, Activity Workshop wrote:
>> On 12/06/17 21:00, Sebastiaan Couwenberg wrote:
>>> Shouldn't gpsprune be upgraded to 18.6 and the overview & quickstart
>>> updated to reflect the latest version?
>> Well yes, you're right, it would be ideal if we had v18.6.  But currently my
>> number 1 priority is to try to prevent GpsPrune being removed from OSGeo-Live,
>> and as I understand it the docs need to be reviewed this week.
>> The easiest way to ensure that GpsPrune gets installed (correct me if I'm wrong)
>> is to take the version from the Ubuntu repositories.  I expect that a simple
>> apt-get will be much easier to manage than trying to set up links to backports
>> or private ppas or whatever else might be involved to get 18.6.  So that is why
>> I recommended to take the one from the repositories, and I've only just learned
>> this week that this will be 18.3.
> Rebuilding the latest gpsprune package from Debian for OSGeo-Live is
> quite trivial, see for example the git-buildpackage workflow documented
> in the Debian GIS policy:
>   https://pkg-grass.alioth.debian.org/policy/packaging.html#git-backports
> Or just rebuild the source package downloaded via tracker.debian.org
> with pdebuild in a cowbuilder chroot with the OSGeo-Live nightly PPA
> enabled.
> Updating the package now requires the docs to be reviewed again for
> 18.6. If the package was updated first the docs needed to be updated
> only once.
> Kind Regards,
> Bas

Cameron Shorter
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