[Qgis-developer] windows packages: who is wanting them?

Tim Sutton tim at linfiniti.com
Tue Jun 5 18:27:54 EDT 2007


Yes thats pretty much the gist of what I was trying to say in the
meeting. I think more than sponsorship, we need someone to drive the
process - aproach the msys project and the different projects and
coordinate teh process.



2007/6/1, Paolo Cavallini <cavallini at faunalia.it>:
> Hi all.
> Windows is unfortunately still widespread, and many qgis users prefer
> that OS. Maintaining Windows packages is proving difficult, time
> consuming and boring, especially because a number of ancillary packages
> have to be included in a single installer. This is subtracting dev time,
> thus slowing development pace.
> The right solution is obviously to have each package maintained
> independently, but in a coordinated way, through a msys-geo repository.
> The packages are at least: grass, gdal, proj, geos, expat, postgres, xerces.
> I believe we could launch a specific sponsorship program for this, as
> many are interested in having such stuff (also in professional settings).
> Of course we should provide a reasonable roadmap (N of human resources
> needed, infrastructure, etc.), not just asking for money and then seeing
> what to do with that.
> Sounds reasonable?
> pc
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> Paolo Cavallini
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