The other thing taking up my time is getting a Qgis release out. The one with Python bindings is proving to be a real nuisance, making installers in Windows is such a pain mainly due to lack of coherent location of all the dependencies and mess in the registry for locating them even while they are there. Hence the windows package inherently gets larger and larger as I struggle to throw all but the kitchen sink in to ensure all the stuff needed is there and the user does not fall into dll-hell. So far I have packaged Qt,Gdal,Grass,Msys-Mingw,Gpsbabel,PyQt4 and who knows what else into it. I might also have to include an optional embedded python, just in case Python is not cleanly detected on the system. So far Gary Sherman has managed to coax it to work on Windows Vista and Aaron Racicot on Windows XP.
Here are revised steps:
- Install Python 2.5
- Install PyQt4
- Install Qgis with Python bindings - will replace some PyQt4 binaries with compatible ones.
When the installer is not building in NSIS I have been raking up gold and monster corpses in Dungeon Runners, lucky it is a fast hack and slash. Cheap ($5 p.m), totally unaddictive (unlike WoW) and free from gold farmers since you can't drop the gold.