[FGS] Re: GIS suite
tjmitchell at riverside.bc.ca
Fri Jun 18 12:47:19 EDT 2004
> A couple of years ago, I sent Tyler an ms cdrom that used this approach,
> and AFAIR, there was no real problem with
> deployment at least...
That's right - no real problem at all. At the time you also mentioned
that cross platform demo CD of similar nature wouldn't be that hard. Did
you ever go there?
> I agree that distro's should be fat;
> I feel apps should be statically linked (either works or it doesnt)
Can you guys describe the overhead involved with compiling as static
instead? Is it an easy task?
> Is anyone running the pythonmapscript stuff? If so, webserver should run
Indeed. Our aim with the foss gis suite is to support python as much as
possible, so python mapscript should be a target.
> Where is foss heading wrt desktop apps?
This is where I would really like see this project go in the end. There
are a lot of options but none, in my opinion, have all that it takes.
I'd like see as many of the tools available to as wide an audience as
possible - thereby giving some choice and broadening the user community
around them. Since Frank's on board I think OpenEV would be the ideal
first target. Then perhaps the other Python-based app Thuban would be a
good choice. QGIS is a bit deeper dependency-wise (from my experience
with QT). Then there's GRASS - it's been a while since I've used it so
I'm not sure how it's packaged. JUMP is java-based.
Am I forgetting others?
I'd love to get Geoserver with geoclient running too, but that means we'll
need java tomcat server right?
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