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

Angelos Tzotsos gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com
Sun Jun 18 09:16:09 PDT 2017


I will backport the package from DebianGIS within the next 48h.


On 06/17/2017 07:51 PM, Sebastiaan Couwenberg wrote:
> On 06/17/2017 04:48 PM, Activity Workshop wrote:
>> On 16/06/17 22:43, Cameron Shorter wrote:
>>> I agree with Sebastiaan that we should be updating to the latest stable
>>> version of gpsprune if we can.
>> I really don't think that's going to happen for this version of OSGeo-Live,
>> given that the deadlines are mere hours away now.  I would be happy to discuss
>> this again once the time pressures are off.
> For each OSGeo-Live development cycle, please request for the latest
> (stable) version to be included, and review the docs for that version.
>>> 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).
>> And another criterion was an acute lack of resources.  If you're now telling me
>> that it would be no problem to invest additional effort with backporting and
>> packaging and integration, together with updating and reviewing documentation,
>> then that changes the question somewhat.
> As mentioned in the alpha1 annoucement:
> "
>   We are still reviewing and adding projects, so please keep sending us
>   reviews and feedback. The list of projects will be finalized when we
>   reach beta stage.
> "
> There may still be time to include 18.6.
>> As I've already said, it would be great if you could take 18.6, but I honestly
>> have no idea what would be required from me and what would be required from the
>> OSGeo-Live team in order to make that happen.  I also have no idea from whom on
>> the OSGeo-Live team I should be asking favours to do the work for me, and what I
>> should be asking them to do.  As with every release I have tried to minimise the
>> OSGeo-Live work required, but if you're telling me that that's the wrong
>> approach then I'm very open to suggestions.
> Ask on this (live-demo) list for one of the packagers to backport the
> desired version if it's newer than what's included in Ubuntu xenial.
> Either myself, Angelos, or someone else on this list can help create the
> backported package for you.
> gpsprune is a fairly simple package, its libmetadata-extractor-java
> dependency requires the most attention due its tendency to break the
> reverse dependencies. But since 2.7.2 is already in xenial and no newer
> version is included in the OSGeo-Live PPA there is nothing to worry
> about. Thanks to JOSM no longer requiring newer versions.
>>> On 17/6/17 6:28 am, Sebastiaan Couwenberg wrote:
>>>> Or just rebuild the source package downloaded via tracker.debian.org
>>>> with pdebuild in a cowbuilder chroot with the OSGeo-Live nightly PPA
>>>> enabled.
>> Haha, thanks Sebastiaan, you make it sound so easy! :D  I don't think I've ever
>> done _anything_ with pdebuild in a cowbuilder chroot in my life!!  I rely on
>> generous people like yourself to do that for me for Debian.
> Rebuilding packages is easy, the biggest hurdle is learning the Debian
> packaging tools which is not that difficult either. Knowing where to
> find the appropriate documentation is half the work.
>> As I said, my priority right now is to try to prevent GpsPrune being removed
>> from the image (or try to ensure that it's added again).  I would rather have
>> 18.3 included than nothing, and there are only a few hours to go before the
>> deadlines.
> Changes between 18.3 and 18.6 include:
> "
>   New with version 18.6
>   =====================
>   The following fix was made since version 18.5:
>     - Change of URL for SRTM tiles, and recognise when downloaded file
>       is too small to be valid
>   New with version 18.5
>   =====================
>   The following fixes and additions were made since version 18.4:
>     - When points have no altitudes, send them to a GPS with altitude 0
>       (prevents weird values when reading back)
>     - When points are not displayed on map, still colour the lines
>       according to the selected scheme
>     - When points all have crazy values, don't hang the profile chart
>     - When images can't be fetched from the internet, don't delete
>       expired cache images
>     - Translation updates to es, uk, ru, cz
>   New with version 18.4
>   =====================
>   The following fixes and additions were made since version 18.3:
>     - Updated GPSBabel format descriptions (thanks, Juergen!)
>     - Removed calls to the retired opencaching.com site (thanks, Garmin!)
> "
> There are some menu changes that may affect the docs, but it doesn't
> look like much will need to be updated for the changes since 18.3.
> I've created the backported package for you, the source is in the same
> git repository as the Debian package:
>   https://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/pkg-grass/gpsprune.git/log/?h=osgeo/11.0
> And the packages are available in my OSGeo-Live staging PPA:
>   https://launchpad.net/~sebastic/+archive/ubuntu/osgeolive/+packages
> Kind Regards,
> Bas

Angelos Tzotsos, PhD
Charter Member
Open Source Geospatial Foundation

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