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Implement improvements around QGIS
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This is meant as a reference task with imprvements that can and possibly should be made to our QGIS package to make it more on par with official built packages. There might be more stuff that could be improved, so you are free to add more things if needed, but these are things that I could find useful. A lot of QGIS users are using it professionally for companies and such so it is best to have most support carved out for them to use.

  • Enable 3D support. Enabled by adding -DWITH_3D=TRUE to cmake variables.

We should probably make sure to have most optional dependencies too:

  • for GRASS providers and plugin - GRASS >= 7.0.0.
  • for gps plugin - gpsbabel
  • for qgis mapserver - FastCGI
  • for oracle provider - Oracle OCI library

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T7895: Qt 3D
Jacalz created this task.Feb 23 2019, 1:09 PM
Girtablulu edited projects, added Software; removed Lacks Project.Feb 24 2019, 4:57 PM

3D support wasn't enabled because qt5-3d wasn't in the repo. But I guess that now it could be added. *looks at @sunnyflunk*

Regarding the optional runtime dependencies: gpsbabel and fastcgi are in the repo.
There was a request for grass, so it's just waiting for a volunteer to package it, I guess
There is no reason to package oracle oci at this time since nobody requested it.

GRASS is also a PITA to build.

JoshStrobl renamed this task from Imploment improvements around QGIS to Implement improvements around QGIS.Mar 11 2019, 7:16 PM
DataDrake moved this task from Backlog to Improvement on the Software board.Tue, Apr 30, 2:18 PM
DataDrake triaged this task as Wishlist priority.

Everything you have asked for is possible, no one has stepped up to do it though. Especially packaging GRASS.