[FWTools] GEOS update request

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Fri Aug 22 14:26:03 EDT 2008

Mateusz Loskot wrote:
> Frank Warmerdam wrote:
>> Mateusz Loskot wrote:
>>> Hi Folks / Frank,
>>> Current version of FWTools 2.0.6 for Linux includes GEOS 3.0.0rc1. 
>>> What do you think about updating to GEOS 3.0.0 and releasing new
>>> FWTools?


It seems I missed a key word here ... "linux".

I'm not in a position to produce new FWTools for linux releases at
this time.

> I've considered OSGeo4W but doesn't seem to do the job I need.
> I use FWTools as all-in-one provider of dependencies for Quantum GIS,
> libLAS, etc. I use it on Linux and Windows. FWTools package works very
> well with OSGeo Buildbot, helping to keep host OS clean and not messed
> with number of *-dev packages.
> It seems OSGeo4W could do the job, but...lack or portability to Linux
> prevents me from using it.
> So, if FWTools will end its life in future, I'll probably take over the
> maintenance responsibilities myself and try to update, at least, Linux
> version.

Would you not consider FGS as a basis for linux based stuff?

Best regards,
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