[Qgis-developer] QGIS 1.2.0 Branched - Call for packaging

Tim Sutton lists at linfiniti.com
Tue Aug 25 16:44:12 EDT 2009

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Otto Dassau wrote:
> Hi,
> On Sat, 22 Aug 2009 12:58:15 +0200
> Tim Sutton <lists at linfiniti.com> wrote:
>> Source tarballs can be obtained from here:
>> http://download.osgeo.org/qgis/src/qgis_1.2.0.tar.gz
>> http://download.osgeo.org/qgis/src/qgis_1.2.0.tar.gz.md5
> I built opensuse packages for 10.3, SLE10, SLE11, 11.0 and 11.1 from the source
> tarballs. As usual the packages are (or will soon be) available via the
> Application:Geo build server as described on the qgis download webpage.

Great thanks!

> A note for 10.3 and SLE10 users:
> For opensuse 10.3 and SLE10 I updated QT4 to 4.4.3 and python to 2.5. In this
> context it was necessary to update a lot of other depending packages as well.
> For future QGIS releases I decided to stop building QGIS packages for these
> 'old' versions, bacause it doesn't really make sense, if you have to update
> almost half of your installation to be able to work with QGIS. So, I would
> like to ask all 10.3 and SLE10 users to upgrade their installation to something
> more current like SLE11 or 11.1.

Speaking from the organisations where I do some contracting that run
SLED, they are extremely conservative about upgrading to new versions of
SLED. They typically run it on servers with users using remote logins to
get their desktops. Doing such an upgrade especially when they have to
use certified drivers to access hardware systems like storage arrays is
extremely problematic. In my case of course I can just build from source
for them, but I guess in other organisations they will not do that.
However I agree with your statements regarding the high dependency count
and I guess its up to the individual organisations to figure out how
they will support their users over the long term on such distros.



> Regards,
>  Otto

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