Binary Package Listing
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.
|Project||Version||Source||Linux||Mac OSX||Windows||Java||Included in...|
|Quantum GIS (Download)||0.8.0||TAR.GZ||RPM||DMG||EXE|
|Mapbender (Download)||2.4.2 RC1||ZIP||ZIP||ZIP||ZIP|
|MapBuilder (Download)||1.5 Alpha 1||ZIP||ZIP||ZIP||ZIP||WAR|
|DMG||MS4W||FGS MS4W FWTools|
|GRASS GIS (Download)||6.2.3||TAR.GZ||Various||Various||Various||JGrass/uDig||Quantum GIS|
|FDO (Download)||3.2.1||Main TAR.GZ||Main ZIP|
|DMG||ZIP||FGS MS4W FWTools|
|gvSIG (Download)||1.1||ZIP||BIN||ZIP (Intel)||EXE||No link||}
Building A Binary Stack
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.
Full Multiplatform Binary stack
This is a dream for a good binary stack. A platform to compile all source codes that can be used for all OS.
A good example is 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.
The 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
The 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.
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.
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 GIS LiveCD.