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Qgis 0.5 is now in testing, and that's good news for us GIS users. However,
the problem of grass (+gdal) integration remains to be solved. I think this
is especially important, because it is a major stumbling block for the
adption of freegis.
I am working hard to promote this in my country and in my profession (see e.g.
http://www.math.ntnu.no/~jarlet/freesoftware/freesoftware.pdf), and I am sure
many others are doing the same elsewhere.
AFAICU, the stumbling block is the packaging of grass57, which would allow
gdal and qgis support. Is that correct? How can we get out of this?
One additional issue is splitting the (lengthy) list of packages on
http://pkg-grass.alioth.debian.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?PackageList in two: urgent
stuff (from a professional point of view), and desirable (less urgent)
packages. In my view, the first category includes:
grass (+gdal+qgis with grass support)
Is this ok? May go ahead and edit the wiki?
All the best.
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