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This page discusses the OSGeo Binary Distribution (OSGeo4W) and Installer of software for MS Windows.  It is a specific case of the [[OSGeo Binary Distribution]].
 
This page discusses the OSGeo Binary Distribution (OSGeo4W) and Installer of software for MS Windows.  It is a specific case of the [[OSGeo Binary Distribution]].
  
== Supported Platforms ==
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== Comminication / Coordination ==
  
Most of the packages will target the Win32 platform, and we will add a limited support for the Win64 environments.
 
  
== Mailing List ==
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Mailing list: osgeo4w-dev@lists.osgeo.org ([http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/osgeo4w-dev Subscribe], [http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/osgeo4w-dev/ Archive])
  
* osgeo4w-dev@lists.osgeo.org ([http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/osgeo4w-dev Subscribe], [http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/osgeo4w-dev/ Archive])
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Bugs: [http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/newticket?component=OSGeo4W Create Ticket], [http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/query?status=new&status=assigned&status=reopened&component=OSGeo4W&order=priority Open Tickets]
  
 
== Goals ==  
 
== Goals ==  
 
General goals:
 
  
 
* Include a wide variety of OSGeo packages.  
 
* Include a wide variety of OSGeo packages.  
* Painless installation (exe/msi installer)
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* Painless installation
 
* Select desired packages only, and pull in dependencies automatically.
 
* Select desired packages only, and pull in dependencies automatically.
 
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* Focused on Win32 (NT/XP/Vista) with limited support for Win64.  
== General Plan ==
 
 
 
Morph MS4W to use a nicer installer front end (instead of just zip files) and to include more packages.  
 
  
 
== Targetted Packages ==
 
== Targetted Packages ==
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* PostGIS/Postgres (desired) (Mark Cave-Ayland?)
 
* PostGIS/Postgres (desired) (Mark Cave-Ayland?)
 
* pgAdminIII/phppgadmin (desired)
 
* pgAdminIII/phppgadmin (desired)
* Mapbender (desired)
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* Mapbender (committed, Astrid)
 
* Mapbuilder (desired)
 
* Mapbuilder (desired)
 
* OpenLayers (desired)
 
* OpenLayers (desired)
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* Astrid Emde: Mapbender
 
* Astrid Emde: Mapbender
  
== Upcoming Work Priorities ==
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== Status ==
 
 
* look into packaging (download packages directly from server...)
 
* mailing list setup (done)
 
* put initial structure into OSGeo SVN
 
* look into sponsors from organizations
 
 
 
== Timelime ==
 
  
* base structure intact by April 2008
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* a Cygwin Setup derived network installer has been selected for use, though it will be modified for a simplified expressed install: ([http://download.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/osgeo4w-setup.exe working prototype])
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* A preliminary pass has been made on a variety of [[OSGeo4W Packages]]. Some will need revision and many more will need to be added based on [[OSGeo4W Packaging]].
  
== Long-Term Plan ==
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== Plans ==
  
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* Hoping to have a reasonable stable "OSGeo4W 2008" ready for wide use by May 2008.
 
* select a Project Steering Committee
 
* select a Project Steering Committee
* enter incubation as an OSGeo project
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* longer term: enter incubation as an OSGeo project
 
 
== Licensing ==
 
 
 
* are there any licensing issues with the proposed packages?
 
 
 
== Technical Notes ==
 
 
 
* existing MS4W NSIS installer [http://www.maptools.org/ms4w/index.phtml?page=ms4w-2.2.6.nsi.txt script]
 
* existing PostGIS NSIS installer [http://postgis.refractions.net/download/windows/source/pg82/postgis-pg82-1.3.2-installersrc.zip script]
 
* existing FWTools NSIS installer [[Fwtools.nsi|script]]
 
* Paul Ramsey notes that for installation in corporate environments it can be very helpful to provide MSI files, and to support non-interactive distribution.
 
* Markus Neteler mentioned that 6.3.0 winGRASS is now in RC1 ([http://geog-pc40.ulb.ac.be/grass/wingrass/ download]) and also included in QGIS 0.9.0
 
 
 
=== Installer Creation Software ===
 
 
 
* several projects use [http://nsis.sourceforge.net/Main_Page NSIS] (Quantum GIS, PostGIS, FWTools, MS4W, ...)
 
* would make sense to use what we know (NSIS) and share
 
* The Cygwin Setup program could be modified for use as OSGeo4W installer ([http://download.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/osgeo4w-setup.exe working prototype]) with [[OSGeo4W Packaging]] details and existing [[OSGeo4W Packages]].
 
 
 
=== Build Environment ===
 
 
 
* MSVC 7.1 currently used (by MapServer buildkit, FWTools)
 
* possibly time to upgrade buildkit to 2005 (since a free version available, "Express")
 
* Win64 and the C# stuff will be built using VS2005
 
* what about MSYS support?
 
* have a Windows VM on telascience ??
 
* also should segment from massive buildkit
 
* include build library files (header files, similar to how FWTools does currently)
 
** offer as developer components??
 
 
 
=== Custom Scripting in Installer ===
 
 
 
* BAT files for sure
 
* Perhaps we could depend on PHP can be used for post-install custom scripting if we consider this a base requirement.
 
 
 
=== Versions ===
 
  
* must pick our supported version of PHP, Python, etc. to use throughout installer buildkit
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== Build Environment ==
  
== MS4W ==
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Each package is build individually on the packagers machine, and then uploaded.  There is no need for complete consistency in development environments.  So packages might be built with MSVC 6, 7.1, 8, 9, MSYS/MingW and possibly even other compilers.  Mixing compilers may be problematic for C++ interfaces, but is generally fine for C interfaces.
  
As a followon to MS4W the following are expected/required:
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Packages used as libraries by other packages should have include files, and stub libraries in the package so the OSGeo4W tree can be used as a "buildkit" for additional packages.
  
* Apache
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== Versions ==
** install into any directory
 
** allow user to specify port to use
 
* MapServer
 
** SDE, Oracle plugins
 
** Mapscript: PHP, Java, Python, C#, Perl
 
** AGG
 
* All existing MS4W packages and utilities:
 
** Utilities:
 
*** avce00
 
*** dem tools
 
*** shapelib
 
*** shp2tile
 
*** shpdiff
 
** Packages (user can optionally include these):
 
*** ArcIMS Emulator
 
*** Chameleon
 
*** dBox MapServer
 
*** FIST
 
*** GeoMOOSE
 
*** ka-Map
 
*** Mapbender
 
*** MapServer Itasca Demo Application
 
*** MapServer OGC Web Services Workshop
 
*** OpenLayers
 
*** PHP/Mapscript Sample Application
 
*** phpPgAdmin
 
*** p.mapper
 
* Miscellaneous
 
**automatically upgrade/install packages directly from the maptools.org server
 
  
Note: Microsoft IIS web server requirement might be handled with a community wiki
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* must pick our supported version of Java, perl, PHP, Python, etc. to use throughout installer buildkit
  
 
[[Category: Software Stack]]
 
[[Category: Software Stack]]

Revision as of 17:08, 13 March 2008

Introduction

This page discusses the OSGeo Binary Distribution (OSGeo4W) and Installer of software for MS Windows. It is a specific case of the OSGeo Binary Distribution.

Comminication / Coordination

Mailing list: osgeo4w-dev@lists.osgeo.org (Subscribe, Archive)

Bugs: Create Ticket, Open Tickets

Goals

  • Include a wide variety of OSGeo packages.
  • Painless installation
  • Select desired packages only, and pull in dependencies automatically.
  • Focused on Win32 (NT/XP/Vista) with limited support for Win64.

Targetted Packages

In the following context committed means we are planning to include this item, and have someone willing to do the work. desired implies we are interested in including it, but no one is committed to doing it.

  • MapServer (committed, Jeff)
    • MapServer CGI (committed, Jeff)
    • PHP MapScript (committed, Jeff)
    • Python MapScript (desired)
    • Perl Mapscript (desired)
  • GDAL (committed, Mateusz)
    • Python bindings (desired)
    • Perl bindings (committed, Ari)
    • Plugin Drivers: ECW, OCI, SDE, MrSID, etc (desired)
  • PostGIS/Postgres (desired) (Mark Cave-Ayland?)
  • pgAdminIII/phppgadmin (desired)
  • Mapbender (committed, Astrid)
  • Mapbuilder (desired)
  • OpenLayers (desired)
  • WinGRASS (desired) (Moritz Lennert?) (Tcl/Tk)
  • Qt (desired) (for OSSIM, and QGIS)
  • QuantumGIS (desired) - depends on Qt.
  • OSSIM (desired) - depends on Qt.
  • R (desired)
  • FDO (desired)
  • MapGuide Open Source (desired) - depends on FDO
  • Geoinformatica stack (contains GTK, Perl, GDAL, GDAL-Perl, GTK-Perl, etc) (committed, Ari)

More detailed information on specific packages is available on the OSGeo4W Packages wiki page.

Participants

(interested package maintainers please add your name below!)

  • Jeff McKenna: MS4W Maintainer
  • Frank Warmerdam: FWTools
  • Mateusz Loskot: maintain GDAL related components
  • Yewondwossen Assefa: MapServer core
  • Ari Jolma: Geoinformatica stack
  • Tamas Szekeres: GDAL C#, MapScript C#, Win64 packages
  • Astrid Emde: Mapbender

Status

  • a Cygwin Setup derived network installer has been selected for use, though it will be modified for a simplified expressed install: (working prototype)
  • A preliminary pass has been made on a variety of OSGeo4W Packages. Some will need revision and many more will need to be added based on OSGeo4W Packaging.

Plans

  • Hoping to have a reasonable stable "OSGeo4W 2008" ready for wide use by May 2008.
  • select a Project Steering Committee
  • longer term: enter incubation as an OSGeo project

Build Environment

Each package is build individually on the packagers machine, and then uploaded. There is no need for complete consistency in development environments. So packages might be built with MSVC 6, 7.1, 8, 9, MSYS/MingW and possibly even other compilers. Mixing compilers may be problematic for C++ interfaces, but is generally fine for C interfaces.

Packages used as libraries by other packages should have include files, and stub libraries in the package so the OSGeo4W tree can be used as a "buildkit" for additional packages.

Versions

  • must pick our supported version of Java, perl, PHP, Python, etc. to use throughout installer buildkit