Difference between revisions of "Binary Package Listing"

From OSGeo
Jump to navigation Jump to search
m (add category)
Line 141: Line 141:
=Building A Binary Stack=
== References ==
The development of a primary [[OSGeo Binary Distribution]] was proposed earlier.  There are several possible approaches to meeting this need.  This section discusses a few different approaches.
See more binary stack related discussion at:
* [[OSGeo Binary Distribution]] - the project to build a distribution
* [[OSGeo Win32 Installer]] - related to above
* [[Binary Stack Platforms]] - platform discussion notes have been moved to that page
==Full Multiplatform Binary stack==
[[Category: Software Stack]]
This is a dream for a good binary stack. A platform to compile all source codes that can be used for all OS.
=== Starkits ===
A good example is [http://www.equi4.com/starkit/ Starkit]. A Starkit is a wrapping mechanism named after "STandAlone Runtime Kit" for delivering an application in a self-contained, installation-free, and portable way.
* [http://tools.devchannel.org/devtoolschannel/04/02/25/216202.shtml?tid=46 Using Starkits for application deployment] - good intro article
*self-contained, installation-free, and portable way
* all libraries in one installer. Static compilation.
* the most expensive (time, money, know how) to maintain.
The [http://www.maptools.org/ms4w/ no fuss installer] for setting up MapServer on Microsoft Windows platforms. The purpose of this package is to allow all levels of MapServer users to quickly install a working environment for MapServer development on Windows. It is also an environment for packaging and distributing MapServer applications
*only windows oriented
The [http://www.maptools.org/fgs/ FGS Linux Installer] is a self-extracting file that will install MapServer with PHP/MapScript and all of their dependencies on your Linux system. It provides a stand-alone environment with all the required software (incl. Apache and PHP) to run PHP/MapScript webmapping applications. The bundled version of Apache can be configured to run on any port so it will not interfere with previous installations of Apache or other web servers on your system.
* only linux oriented
==Linux packages repositories==
Package repositories are normaly maintained by specialist who prepare packages for personal use and for the community.
GIS packages are normally not available in official distributions that's why there's the need for an external repository.
Currently the only external repository is '''Jachym Cepicky''''s one: http://les-ejk.cz/ubuntu/ for the Ubuntu distribution. The DebianGIS project has decided to focus on packages in the main distribution, which is probably a better approach on the long-term.
*[http://wiki.debian.org/DebianGis '''Debian GIS''' Project page]
* [https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuGIS Ubuntu GIS page]: please note that there is no UbuntuGIS project. This wiki page is just to collect all available information for users and developers. The page is currently out of date.
* package maintainance is centralized
* fast install in specific Linux distributions
* posibility to create a cental OSGeo repository
* too many linux distributions to maintain all packages for all of them
* ???
Based on Linux, LiveCDs are a complete operating system contained is a single CD. There's no need to install it on the local machine, only a boot from CD drive is needed to experience the configured LiveCD.
Google search page for [http://www.google.com/search?q=gis+livecd GIS LiveCD].
* optimized configuration of all application inside a single environment.
* no risk of library collisions as when installing multiple sofwares on the same machine.
* less expensive to maintain: a good linux hacker with some experience of liveCD can maintain different versions without a big effort.
* useful for presentations, workshops, demos, and university classroom. No need to configure many computers.
* based only on one OS (Linux).
* Need to download an entire ISO (700 MB ca.)

Revision as of 11:53, 7 December 2007

This page is for listing all the packages that are currently available for OSGeo projects. There is also discussion loosely relating to the creation of a OSGeo Binary Distribution and a review of various current approaches.

Download Locations

OSGeo Project Download links
Project Version Source Linux Mac OSX Windows Java Included in...
FDO (Download) 3.2.1 Main TAR.GZ Main ZIP
GDAL (Download) 1.4.1 TAR.GZ DEB
GEOS (Download) 3.0.0rc4 BZ2 RPM (2.2.3 FC7) DMG In MS4W JTS FGS MS4W FWTools
GeoTools (Downloads) 2.3.1 ZIP ZIP ZIP ZIP ZIP
GeoNetwork (Download) 2.0.3 SVN JAR JAR JAR JAR
GRASS GIS (Download) 6.2.3 TAR.GZ Various Various Various JGrass/uDig Quantum GIS LiveCD
gvSIG (Download) 1.1 ZIP BIN ZIP (Intel) EXE No link
Mapbender (Download) 2.4.2 RC1 ZIP ZIP ZIP ZIP
MapBuilder (Download) 1.5 Alpha 1 ZIP ZIP ZIP ZIP WAR
MapGuide (Download) 1.1.0 TAR.GZ RPMs EXE
MapServer (Download) 4.10.2 TAR.GZ RPMs
OpenLayers (Download) 2.4 TAR.GZ
Live JS
OSSIM (Download) 1.6.8-2 SVN DMG EXE
Quantum GIS (Download) 0.8.0 TAR.GZ RPM DMG EXE LiveCD


See more binary stack related discussion at: