Bernhard Reiter bernhard at intevation.de
Mon Aug 27 13:01:42 CEST 2007

Hi John,

On Sunday 12 August 2007 10:16, John Roberts wrote:
> I am writing a dissertation on spatial FOSS products. I am including
> Thuban.

thanks for considering Thuban!

> I was wondering if anybody could provide me with some information on Thuban
> history. I am particularly interested to know:
> 1. In what year was Thuban first released?

has 2002/04/04 as newsdate, so it will be around this time,
but could have been earlier.
You might want to check the freegis.org mailinglist archive as well.

> 2. Was the Thuban first released as Linux only and if so, in what year was
> the Windows version first released?

Thuban used wxPython and had windows as its target platform from the 
beginning. Without doing some research myself I do not know the data
when the different packages where released.

> 3. Any other interesting facts about its history.

There is lot of stuff to say, so what is your particular interest in?
Interesting about Thuban is that it was a little bit to early and to far
ahead to attract many developers at its time. A difficulty was packaging
and the idea to use the best components for the task. It would required
contributors to learn the component on the same level.
Given that Thuban has only see a bit of development in the last years
it still it very useful which shows that the main design decisions 
were right.

> I am not subscribed to the mailing list. Therefore would any respondents be
> so kind as to cc in my personal e-mail address?


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