[Qgis-developer] INSTALL.txt

Tim Sutton lists at linfiniti.com
Sun Feb 23 10:41:30 PST 2014


On Sun, Feb 23, 2014 at 4:32 AM, Bernd Vogelgesang <bernd.vogelgesang at gmx.de
> wrote:

> 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.
Personally I am not a fan of wikis for this kind of info. They tend to be a
dumping ground for 'stuff' that gets left unmaintained and takes users down
blind alleys. Having the INSTALL file is a 'single point of truth' that we
can maintain and that should always relate to the particular version of the
code base it ships with. Of course if you find issues with it or can
improve it, by all means send us a patch and we will fix and improve it.



> Cheers
> Bernd
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