Opened 2 years ago

Closed 3 months ago

#553 closed defect (fixed)

please create an OSGeo4W project page on the new website

Reported by: jive Owned by: hellik
Priority: minor Component: Package
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Description

From discuss email:

Hi community,

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.

Searching [1] and screening the new website, there seems to be no information about/no link to OSGeo4W [2].

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.

Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by jef

Already created, but not published yet

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by jive

Nice, I saw it there based on the email thread - do you mind joining the incubation committee mailing list (https://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/incubator) and asking to be listed on the website.

We have a very quick spot check to confirm each project is geospatial, open source and accepts contributions.

comment:3 in reply to:  2 Changed 2 years ago by jef

Owner: changed from osgeo4w-dev@… to hellik

comment:4 in reply to:  2 ; Changed 2 years ago by hellik

Replying to jive:

Nice, I saw it there based on the email thread - do you mind joining the incubation committee mailing list (https://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/incubator) and asking to be listed on the website.

We have a very quick spot check to confirm each project is geospatial, open source and accepts contributions.

I will do; OSGeo4W is a OSGeo community initiative since more than 10 years and well documented in an OSGeo trac instance.

comment:5 in reply to:  4 Changed 2 years ago by hellik

Replying to hellik:

Replying to jive:

Nice, I saw it there based on the email thread - do you mind joining the incubation committee mailing list (https://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/incubator) and asking to be listed on the website.

We have a very quick spot check to confirm each project is geospatial, open source and accepts contributions.

I will do; OSGeo4W is a OSGeo community initiative since more than 10 years and well documented in an OSGeo trac instance.

done see: https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/incubator/2018-January/003501.html

comment:7 Changed 3 months ago by jef

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed
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