[FWTools] GEOS update request

Mateusz Loskot mateusz at loskot.net
Fri Aug 22 14:39:59 EDT 2008

Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> Mateusz Loskot wrote:
>> Frank Warmerdam wrote:
>>> Mateusz Loskot wrote:
>>>> 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?
> Mateusz,
> 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 understand, OK.

>> 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?

This is an interesting question. Honestly, I've forgot about FGS, so not
considered. Seems I should try. Is this [1] the official and up-to-date
website of this package?

[1] http://www.maptools.org/fgs/

Best regards,
Mateusz Loskot, http://mateusz.loskot.net
Charter Member of OSGeo, http://osgeo.org

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