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Re: [opensuse-buildservice] Re: new software in /repositories/Application:/Geo
  • From: Greg Freemyer <greg.freemyer@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2010 16:17:16 -0400
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On Sun, Jul 18, 2010 at 12:46 PM, Yury Ryabov <riabovvv@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
 Hi,

 Is it possible to enhance /Application:/Geo with more GIS software?
I represent "GIS-LAB" (http://gis-lab.info/index-eng.html) -  informal
 non-commercial community of GIS/RS (geoinformation systems/ remote sensing)
 specialists. We are trying do convince GIS specialists in Russia to use
 open-sourced software and data. The problem is that there is a lack of GIS
 and scientific software in such remarkable and useful distros like
openSUSE and others,
 so it is very difficult to inexperienced user to install programs by
 themselves. This situation prevents users to move to the linux (and openSUSE
 in particular) from damn Windows.

 I'm asking you to include open-sourced software from the list below into the
 /repositories/Application:/Geo. When it will be done, openSUSE will get much
 more users which work is in the field of GIS all over the world.

 The list (not by preferences):


  1. GEOS (http://trac.osgeo.org/geos/)
  2. SpatiaLite (http://www.gaia-gis.it/spatialite/)
  3. gvSIG (http://www.gvsig.org/web/?id=1729&L=2&K=1)
  4. uDig (http://udig.refractions.net)
  5. GeoServer (http://geoserver.org/display/GEOS/Stable)
  6. Kosmo (http://www.opengis.es/)
  7. OpenJUMP (http://openjump.org)
  8. OSSIM (http://www.ossim.org/OSSIM/Downloads.html)
  9. JOSM (http://josm.openstreetmap.de/)
  10. R (http://www.r-project.org/)


 I have seen some of the programs above in the openSUSE software wish-list
 and hoped that they will be added to repositories, but they were not...

 You are doing a grate job in openSUSE project I appreciate it and I
really have a lot of fun! But the fun is over when you have to do your
work and there is no required program in the repository.

By the way. There is no QGIS in /Application:/Geo for openSUSE 11.3.
Is this because of QGIS new release coming soon?


Best regards,
Yury Ryabov

Yury,

In case you don't know, opensuse is truly a open distribution. Anyone
can maintain those packages in their home OBS repo and submit them to
Geo from there, and then submit them to factory (if appropriate).

In fact, several people from GIS-LAB could work together to support
your list in OBS and submit them to Geo directly.

If typical Geo users need to keep their tools updated, there's not
much purpose them being in the main release, just leave them in Geo..

Greg
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