Re: [Pkg-grass-general] update
On Fri, Nov 05, 2004 at 10:53:26AM +0100, Paolo Cavallini wrote:
> 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?
I had no time to analyze the issue, just what I read on this ML.
My own idea is that creating a single source for gdal+grass is probably
the the cleaner solution. That requires of course accordance with
currente gdal maintainer.
> 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?
That's ok for me.
Francesco P. Lovergine