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[aprssig] Latest Xastir Release: 1.4.0, 09/16/2004

Gerry Creager N5JXS gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Fri Sep 24 11:56:15 UTC 2004

In the Mapserver world, arguably at least as complex as xastir, we 
finally got a patient and well organized individual to script his steps 
in a cold-install.  He then added that to the Wiki, with comments.  It's 
now a virtual script (and a real script for some) to get that package up 
and running.  I suggest we could do the same.  That document should be a 
separate one from the README, INSTALL laundry list, etc.  On the 
Mapserver Wiki, it's one page, and, well, it works.

I've installed, and reinstalled xastir and I still forget the steps if 
I've been involved in something else and lost the focus.  We could fix 
this pretty easily.

I'm as far behind on minutes in the day as the next guy and farther back 
than some.  I'm off at a meeting next week, and I'll put this on the 
to-do list for the sessions where I really don't want to listen but 
attendance is required:-)


John Kraus wrote:
> I would rather try and compile a Linux From Scratch system on a p-166 
> then go through Xastir again. Did it once and it took about 6 days to 
> compile everything but I did not have to download anything beyond the 
> main packages all of which where easy to get..
> I have SUSE 8.0 pro and several spare computers what I don't have is a 
> week of spare time to spend searching and fighting to get it done. Why 
> someone can't host the necessary files / libraries etc is beyond me.
>> Forget what program I started out trying to install in the first 
>> place, go
>> watch TV
>> The worst part about installing Xastir was tracking down and 
>> installing the
>> optional components it needs.  I've certainly dealt with worse 
>> applications.
>> Now that I've got it set up and running, it's fine.  I get updates 
>> from CVS
>> every day, so I don't have to wait for releases to get bug fixes and new
>> features.
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