[Qgis-developer] INSTALL.txt

Jürgen E. Fischer jef at norbit.de
Sun Feb 23 01:03:10 PST 2014

Hi Bernd,

On Sun, 23. Feb 2014 at 03:32:40 +0100, Bernd Vogelgesang wrote:
> In my struggle to manage to build QGIS from source, I finally found the  
> INSTALL-file on github. (No link to this from the website! At least I  
> couldn't find anything)

I also have the impression that the new website is harder to navigate.  And the
sphinx stuff makes little updates time consuming.

There should be a link to


on the documentation page (which reminds me that I still have to add the 2.2
API docs).

> I just want to remark, that under

> Optional dependencies:
> ...
> - for georeferencer - GSL >= 1.8

> the version number can't be correct, cause there is no such high version  
> available.

But it is.  1.8 is from 2006.   Current is 1.16.

> In general, I would also like to remark, that it would be very nice to  
> have kind of a wiki for build instructions for the different platforms 
> and versions and the different related resources like GDAL, spatialite 
> etc. as well, cause I have to build GDAL myself for MrSID and 
> FGDB-support (and without that, QGIS on Linux is quite useless for me, at 
> least not for productive work).

Hm, I'd say building GDAL extensions is out of scope for our build
instructions.  But you can as a wiki page to hub.qgis.org, if you like.


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