[OSGeo-Discuss] osgeo4w setup.exe source code?

2009-02-25 Thread G. Allegri
Hello list.
Thanks everyone for the great work done with OSGeo4W.
I have a strange (maybe) question. I suppose that osgeo4w setup.exe is
a fork of the cygwin's setup. Is it possible to view/download its
source code?

Thanks, Giovanni
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] osgeo4w setup.exe source code?

2009-02-25 Thread Frank Warmerdam

G. Allegri wrote:

Hello list.
Thanks everyone for the great work done with OSGeo4W.
I have a strange (maybe) question. I suppose that osgeo4w setup.exe is
a fork of the cygwin's setup. Is it possible to view/download its
source code?


Giovanni,

Yes, it is available in svn at:

  http://svn.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/trunk/setup/

Some more information it is available at:

  http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/wiki/SetupDevelopment

Best regards,
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] osgeo4w setup.exe source code?

2009-02-25 Thread G. Allegri
Thanks Frank!

2009/2/25 Frank Warmerdam warmer...@pobox.com:
 G. Allegri wrote:

 Hello list.
 Thanks everyone for the great work done with OSGeo4W.
 I have a strange (maybe) question. I suppose that osgeo4w setup.exe is
 a fork of the cygwin's setup. Is it possible to view/download its
 source code?

 Giovanni,

 Yes, it is available in svn at:

  http://svn.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/trunk/setup/

 Some more information it is available at:

  http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/wiki/SetupDevelopment

 Best regards,
 --
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 I set the clouds in motion - turn up   | Frank Warmerdam,
 warmer...@pobox.com
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] RE: [Majas-dev] [Majas-users] Flex in geomajas

2009-02-25 Thread Benjamin Chartier




You may get in touch with the OpenScales project team in order to get
additional feedback:
http://openscales.org/
OpenScales is a very new project aiming at building with Flex something
similar to OpenLayers.

Regards,

Benjamin Chartier


Dirk Frigne a écrit :

  Sorry for the cross posting, but I found an interesting mail about
performance and webmapping in the majas developers list.

Today, Geomajas is written in Java for the server part, and uses _javascript_
in the frontend.
Although the performance is good enough to support a proper amount of
editable objects, we always are looking to mechanisms to improve the speed
and usability of the front end.

Pieter has done some tests with the Flex technology and they are very
promising(details in his mail attached).
Should it be a problem for distribution that the technology is shipped in
the form of an installable plug-in instead of native browser technology such
as VML or SVG, or isn't that an issue?

And who has experience with this technology?

I would appreciate your feedback ...


Sincerely,
Dirk Frigne

http://www.geomajas.org 




  
  
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Van: majas-dev-boun...@geomajas.org

  
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Namens Aurélien Pelletier
Verzonden: maandag 23 februari 2009 11:04
Aan: pieter.degr...@geosparc.com
CC: majas-users; l...@gegis.org; majas-dev
Onderwerp: Re: [Majas-dev] [Majas-users] Flex in geomajas

I work with client in the french public sector, additional plugin to the
navigator like flash is usualy an issue.

About mapping and flex you might want to check out
http://openscales.org

Regards,

Aurélien

Pieter De Graef wrote:


  Hi,

i've been running tests on using Flex as a mapping technology for
geomajas. The first results seem very promising: it is very fast and
relatively easy to program for. Besides, Flex (or flash) has a market
penetration of over 90% (flash 9 that is).
The downside is that the bridge between _javascript_ and Flex'
ActionScript is slow. So we should avoid sending large datastreams
(large amount of features) over it.

Anyway, the main question it wanted to ask on this list, is this:
how commited is everyone to browser built-in technologies (such as VML
in Internet explorer or SVG in FireFox)?

We could for example simply throw out both VML and SVG, and replace them
both with flex, but i am afraid that many companies' IT sections will
object to geomajas requiring a plugin to work...

Any thoughts?

Regards,

Pieter De Graef

GeoSparc nv.
http://www.geosparc.com/

Sponsor of: http://www.geomajas.org/


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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] RE: [Majas-dev] [Majas-users] Flex in geomajas

2009-02-25 Thread G. Allegri
 OpenScales is a very new project aiming at building with Flex something
 similar to OpenLayers.

Hi Benjamin. I didn't know about this project. Is there any demo,
screenshot, or similar?
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[OSGeo-Discuss] FW: [OGC Press Release] The OGC forms a Spatial Law and Policy Committee [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

2009-02-25 Thread Bruce Bannerman
Apologies for cross posting.

Bruce Bannerman

 

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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] osgeo4w setup.exe source code?

2009-02-25 Thread Alex Mandel
Building an msi just adds complication. I also have not seen any open
source tools to do it either. In reality an msi is just a microsoft
compressed database format they invented. Because typical installers
write to registry using an msi prevents you from running more than one
at the same time. In the case of the QGIS installer and other products
on the osgeo4w, the exe doesn't actually write to the registry. It's
more like a self extracted zip file, that also creates shortcuts.

The normal qgis installer was also exe based as it is built using the
extremely common open source installer tool from Nullsoft (the makers of
winamp)

In terms of security, there's no reason to think an msi is any more
secure than an exe and running msi require that the end user always have
 the correct windows installer library installed. Since Microsoft no
longer supports some older versions of windows, if a Visual Studio tool
was used to build the installer there's a chance older(Win2k,WinXP)
users would be out of luck.

Alex

nicholas.g.lawre...@mainroads.qld.gov.au wrote:
 Hello list.
 Thanks everyone for the great work done with OSGeo4W.
 I have a strange (maybe) question. I suppose that osgeo4w setup.exe is
 a fork of the cygwin's setup. Is it possible to view/download its
 source code?
 
 Thanks, Giovanni
 
 I have a different question.
 
 Is setup.exe the best way to install software on microsoft windows?
 
 Has Windows Installer, that is an .msi file been considered?
 
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_installer
 
 I know that my IT section has a strong preference for software
 to be installed via .msi.
 
 Regards,
 nick
 
 
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