[Freegis-list] TerraLib and TerraView updates
Wed, 23 Apr 2003 11:52:01 +0200
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thanks for addressing the questions, see my comments below.
Also I'm still missing the answer to the most interesting question
for this list:=20
Is TerraView Free Software?
Subquestions of that question are:=20
What license does come with?
Where can I get the source code (I don't
There seems to be a registration, why?
On Mon, Apr 21, 2003 at 11:36:39AM -0300, Gilberto Camara wrote:
> I am addressing two earlier questions about
> TerraLib made in the FreeGIS list, which
> I have not had time to address earlier.
> (1) English version of TerraView
> There was a request for an English version
> of TerraView. I should acknowledge that such
> a translation is not on our immediate plans.
> Taking into account that all the source code
> for TerraLib and TerraView is in English, would
> any FreeGISer be interested in providing such
> translation? Any help would be appreciated.
Because it is unclear at least to English readers=20
if TerraView is Free Software and downloading the source
is not easy enough I guess that lowers the chances
of people offering help.
> (2) Interface between TerraLib and Qt
> Bernhard Reiter has noticed that we use Qt for
> developing TerraView's interface. He suggested that
> we should keep a clear interface between Qt and=20
> the rest of TerraLib. Indeed we have taken great
> care to keep them separate.=20
That is good, because Qt on windows and other platforms
(like Mac OS) is unfree.
> We are also experimenting
> with TerraLib interfaces with MFC and Java.
MFC and most Java libraries (like swing) are also non-free
so you can as well keep QT.
> My third point is a request to the managers of the
> FreeGIS website. They have elected to list TerraLib
> under the "Misc/Fun" category. I would request that
> TerraLib be listed in the "BaseGIS" category, which
> I think it to be more appropriate.
The Misc category gets all entries that we are not sure of yet
or do not directly fit into other categories.=20
=46rom its description terralib is a library and does not have
a user frontend. It has important companions like the JTS in the=20
We are constantly trying to improve our categorisation
so we welcome your feedback about it and will consider it.
People who want to help us improving the FreeGIS side=20
on the details are additionally welcome to write to the=20
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