[FGS] Re: [Freegis-list] Re: [postgis-users] FOSS GIS suite project? (was Mandrake GIS)

Jean-Denis Giguere jdenisgiguere at fastmail.fm
Thu Jun 17 18:45:27 EDT 2004

Frank Warmerdam a écrit :
> Jean-Denis Giguere wrote:
>  > If this is a good idea for windows systems which don't come by default
>  > with the system. I'm not sure that many sysadmin will appreciate to have
>  > to apache, tho php-lib, ...
>  >
>  > On Mandrake and Debian, it could be relatively simple to create package
>  > repository and apt-get or urpmi can deal with the dependancies.
> Jean-Denis,
> I would just note, that it is an objective of the project (in my mind) to
> be distribution agnostic.   Not depending on any particular packaging 
> system
> nor being tied to a particular OS rev (though there will have to be
> restrictions based on GLIBC version for instance).

I totally agree with you. I think that the core of the project must be 
applicable to any system. I also think that the output format of the 
suite may vary on different system.

Maybye, it is more important to concentrate our energy in what will be 
in the suite and which interaction will exist between different 
components. I think a certain level of modularity is important for 
maintenance and allow an easier repartition of task. But, maybye I 
forgot something of more important.

After, the way that the solution will be delivery might change in 
function of the system.

Let's start with a general case (in not sure what is the general case... 
this is a good question maybye...)
Later, we will be able to do some specialisation after.

I appreciate that you take the time to clarify some point. I hope to 
give the more positive contribution to this project that is very 
important for me.


> Best regards,

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