Subject: Re: new catgegory pkgsrc/gis
To: Alistair Crooks <>
From: None <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/26/2002 15:01:09
Alistair Crooks writes:
 > On Tue, Nov 12, 2002 at 01:03:08AM +1030, wrote:
 > > I've been porting several GIS applications such as proj4, shapelibs, mapserv,
 > > gpsd etc with several others to follow and hence would like to create
 > > a new category "pkgsrc/gis" that accommodate this type of application - see
 > > for more information on GIS.
 > > 
 > > Are there any objections in creating this new category? 
 > Usually we just put them into the bucket categories - misc, devel - until we
 > get a critical mass for a new category - I'd encourage you to do the same here.

I would like to suggest that indeed "gis" would be a valuable new
category.  I, for example, have long wanted one and have made some
packages for my own use that would fit into such a category.  There is
a rather large amount of software relating to GIS, much of which is
organized at  Because there is a useful reference
site it would be relatively easy to track down the critical mass.

Perhaps creating the category and starting to fill it would serve as a
catalyst and would enable NetBSD to be used as a general GIS platform.
That would be a very valuable thing, actually.