[Thuban-list] running Thuban as a portable GIS viewer
timmichelsen at gmx-topmail.de
Fri May 23 22:25:01 CEST 2008
so far, I have only used Thuban as a GIS viewer installed on the
specific operating system:
On windows this has been installed with setup.exe install file and on
linux as a package (*.deb).
In the README it says:
To setup Thuban to run directly from the source directory:
python setup.py install_local
My question here is:
Is it possible to build Thuban in the above stated way and then put it
on a USB drive or CD-R and execute it from there?
What I am looking for is a "portable" (in the sense of moving arround)
GIS viewer that I can use to deliver results of my work to reviewers,
collegues or clients who are not GIS specialists, who may not have GIS
systems installed or just want to view the results of the work.
I know that it needs some other packages as stated in the requirements
such as the Python environment and a few libraries.
But I could use Portable Python (http://www.portablepython.com/) to
provide that on the CD-R and use a startup script.
Would a Thuban installation configured in such a way run from any PC
(Linux or Windows) without problems or further dependencies?
Can I then specify a defaukt session in my startup script that
automatically starts the programm with my layers?
I would be very happy to recieve a statement on this issue.
P.S.: I put this mailing list up on Gmane. I hope that you like that...
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