[Qgis-developer] INSTALL.txt

Bernd Vogelgesang bernd.vogelgesang at gmx.de
Sun Feb 23 04:20:15 PST 2014

Am 23.02.2014, 04:12 Uhr, schrieb Robert Szczepanek <robert at szczepanek.pl>:

> Hi Bernd,
>> (...) Finding all these infos (and sometimes not very congruentt ones)  
>> in
>> different blogs and forums is ridiculously time-consuming. (...)
> Several people invested time [1] to create QGIS.
> You are welcome to be part of the project and improve build description.
> After that read your e-mail once again...
> Robert Szczepanek
> [1] http://www.ohloh.net/p/3663/estimated_cost

Hi Robert,
sorry for the wrong wording again. Of course I appreciate all your efforts  
in developing QGIS and I'm a QGIS-evangelist.
I donate as often as I can, and that's all i can contribute, cause I am  
even not able (yet) to build that stuff myself.

This message was written to show a really minor mistake in the install  
text on github, and further on I (humbly) remarked that it would be "nice"  
to have a central place for the install instruction for the other parts  
needed as well. And contributing to that would of course not be the  
developers job, but maybe thinking about the possibility to offer a wiki  
for that.
Q&PA-Platforms like stackexchange are not really suitable for that, and  
searching the mailing lists will not lead anywhere in a lot of cases as  

And it is really time consuming to gather all the tips and tricks from  
those different resources, and I'm always a friend of streamlining  
processes, not only for me but also for lots of others who fail in  
building that stuff, or even finding proper instructions.

If I were able to build QGIS and related stuff myself, I would be able to  
run the stable and the master versions alongside and could work and test.
And when I finally successfully built everything, I would be happy to  
publish my findings .. but where? Just on an other blog or in another  
blogs comments, which will be outdated soon?

But I do not intend to lead a discussion here.
Just my 2 cents

> W dniu 22.02.2014 21:32, Bernd Vogelgesang napisał(a):
>> HI,
>> 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 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.
>> This might be no big problem for most people, but for a noob like me,
>> this  is causing hysteria and increasing blood pressure.
>>  I think it came into existence from an old version i found here
>> http://osgeo-org.1560.x6.nabble.com/Minimal-requirements-td4157264.html
>> where it sais:
>>  - for georeferencer - GSL >= ? (works with 1.8)
>>    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).
>> Finding all these infos (and sometimes not very congruentt ones) in
>> different blogs and forums is ridiculously time-consuming. And when I
>> already invest so much time in fiddling out this, I would like to have
>> the  other parts state of the art as well, but there is unfortunately
>> no common  place for instructions on the related items.
>>  Cheers
>> Bernd
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