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Orfeo and Ossim

Some good news on the Ossim and OTB side. I think we could start to see how
much the packages proposed by Julien are in good shape, and having some
experimental package in reasonable times now.

----- Forwarded message from Julien Malik <julien.malik@c-s.fr> -----

Date: Mon, 03 Mar 2014 11:40:23 +0100
From: Julien Malik <julien.malik@c-s.fr>
To: "Francesco P. Lovergine" <frankie@debian.org>, Paolo Cavallini <cavallini@faunalia.it>
CC: Sebastien Dinot <sebastien.dinot@c-s.fr>, Michel Julien <Julien.Michel@cnes.fr>, Victor Olaya <volayaf@gmail.com>, Giovanni Manghi
Subject: Re: OTB&QGIS
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Hello all,

Definitely we are in better shape now on the packaging side.
End of last week we have add a first working package for Ubuntu
I will dedicate some time this week to push this to launchpad, and see
if that works also for Ubuntu releases in-between.
This package is done with both external ITK and external ossim.
The debian files are in [1] and [2].

On the debian front, the ossim package is way too much outdated. That is
a blocker.
But the work is already done in Ubuntu : the package from ubuntugis can
be used as a starter.
It is 1.8.16.

ITK can probably be used in its current state.
We have add some issues with dependencies conflict in Ubuntu (tiff and
hdf5), but it appears they don't apply on Debian.

>From my POV, the work for pushing it to Debian is :
- Update ossim package to latest release
- Start from [2] and see what happens in Debian
- Patch as needed...

Thanks for your interest in pushing OTB to Debian !



On 03/03/2014 11:02 AM, Francesco P. Lovergine wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 03, 2014 at 10:43:49AM +0100, Paolo Cavallini wrote:
>> Hi all.
>> I have recently seen the announcement of the upcoming OTB4:
>> http://blog.orfeo-toolbox.org/news/finally-otb-4-0-release-candidate
>> I would like it to be a first class citizen in the QGIS environment. To
>> me, this boild down to:
>> * having it packaged in major distros (Debian, OSX, OSGeo4W)
>> * upgrading Processing plugin to fully use it.
>> May I know what are you plans for this?
>> I'm ready to give a hand, especially in testing it.
>> All the best, and thanks.
> I'm now assuming that ITK4 can be linked as a separate library, as well as
> Ossim. In that case we could start to assume that a new package can be
> evaluated for OTB in Debian (and therefore in Ubuntu). I'm quite sure
> someone among OTB folks already has a draft package we could inject 
> as initial iteration and fix for policy. 
> It would help knowing if indeed an Ossim external library could be
> used and if it requires any sort of patching. The same for ITK4,
> which is already available in sid, any way.

----- End forwarded message -----

Francesco P. Lovergine

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