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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)
> postgis
> mapserver
> Is this ok? May go ahead and edit the wiki?

That's ok for me.

Francesco P. Lovergine

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