Opened 14 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

#219 closed task (fixed)

Improve package categories

Reported by: Jeff McKenna Owned by: osgeo4w-dev@…
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: OSGeo4W Keywords:

Description (last modified by warmerdam)

The current installer places the packages into the following categories:

Commands  (e.g proj utilities, avce00 utility)
Libs (e.g. gdal)
Meta (e.g MapServer)
Web (e.g. MapServer, Apache, MS4W packages)

I would like to change them to:

Commandline Utilities
Desktop (e.g. GRASS, QGIS?, uDig?, OpenJump?)
Web (e.g. Apache, MapServer, PHP, MGOS?, Geoserver?)
Web Applications (e.g. Mapbender, OpenLayers, Fusion, and all MS4W packages)


Change History (3)

comment:1 by warmerdam, 14 years ago

Description: modified (diff)

The proposed breakdown is acceptable to me, though the difference between "Web", and "Web Applications" does not seem immediately obvious to me.

The change would presumably be made by ssh'ing into the server and bulk editing the various setup.hint files.

comment:2 by Jeff McKenna, 14 years ago

Ok, I'd like to go ahead and make these changes...and we can tweak them if we get more feedback.

comment:3 by Jeff McKenna, 14 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

package names changed. (I used underscores for Commandline_Utilities and Web_Applications...could be an enhancement if someone has time to dig into why spaces won't work with the 'genini' perl script)

Important note: the categories are actually also listed at the bottom of the genini script, and those values are checked against the category values in the setup.hint files when you execute

tested locally and on the telascience server.

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