On Sun, Feb 16, 2014 at 12:23:31AM -0800, Hamish wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I thought I'd do an info drop.
> 
> So in the past years Frankie maintained the package from DebianGIS
> git on Alioth (now the git repo on spawn-of-Alioth).
> 
> http://anonscm.debian.org/gitweb/?p=pkg-grass/ossim.git;a=summary
> 
> and you'll see there that he started on packaging the newer 1.8
> version, with libtiff updated, but I think he found the build system
> too much of a mess so stopped working on it in favour of letting
> someone else on the DebianGIS team try.
> 

Yep, I can confirm that. Also, my main interest at the time
was about packaging orfeotoolbox, which still has issues (currently almost
solved) in using external stuff. So I stopped the upgrading of the ossim
library and tools.

> Since then OSSIM has moved to cmake and the build system is much
> improved. A fine Google of Code student named M. Rashad worked on
> OSSIM last summer, and after the summer was over started on
> new-generation OSSIM deb packages. Hopefully me & Massimo can
> convince him to join DebianGIS and continue the work there. :-)
> 
> Anyway it is his packages you'll find in UbuntuGIS's ppa, and yes,
> they'll be a good starting point for the Mk III version of the OSSIM
> package in Debian.  (see also ancient ossim-old/ in alioth pkg-grass
> svn repo for MkI)
> 

That could be possibily a good target for next orfeo package.

-- 
Francesco P. Lovergine

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