please create an OSGeo4W project page on the new website
|Reported by:||jive||Owned by:||hellik|
From discuss email:
as we've seen in the Google Code‑in contest and students' feedback, MS windows is still an important operating system within the user base of the OSGeo stack.
Beside the windows standalone installers of e.g. QGIS or winGRASS (both are based upon OSGeo4W), the OSGeo4W framework itself is a very important platform to deliver the OSGeo stack to the users of this operating system.
As an example, when I'm helping winGRASS users on the GRASS user ML, I'm often refering to use OSGeo4W-winGRASS in order to check if the issue/problem is also there.
Furthermore, OSGeo4W is also an important testing platform as it's possible to use/test the latest greatest dailys of e.g. QGIS3 or GRASS7.4svn on the windows operating system.
Another example, University of Vienna deploys OSGeo4W to all its public students PCs.
Is this intentional? Just overseen?
OSGeo will loose new and interested users of the OSGeo software stack when no one can find the nice framework for the still most used operating system.
Kind regards Helmut
To request "editor" permission (for creating a project page) please speak to the incubation committee as outlined here: http://osgeo.org/committees/incubation
Would love to see OSGeo4W listed on the new website, or better yet as a community project.