Call for Mac Community contributors

As you all know one of the main benefits of FOSS projects is the community participation. Community contributions make projects better and greater, covering areas that otherwise they couldn’t achive. One of these areas is multiple Operative System support.

Currently gvSIG officialy supports some GNU/Linux distributions and Windows but thanks to Rafael Gaitán and the ai2 Institute of the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (the gvSIG 3D extension team) there is for a while a gvSIG non-oficial distribution for Mac OS X, increasing the supported platforms to this new one.

This is, with no doubt, a great contribution for the project, specially appreciated for OS X users, and we think it could be a good starting point to definitely boost the gvSIG Mac Community in order to have a gvSIG distribution for Mac from now on.

We think it would be interesting to promote the creation of a working group composed of Mac developers and users whose goal would be, first of all, define the minimum roles and tasks needed to carry out the maintenance of the distribution, and secondly, to carry out these tasks.

The working group would work autonomously and it would have the support of the gvSIG TSC Board and the gvSIG development and testing teams.

Those who are interested in actively participate in this working group, please, leave a comment or, if you prefer, send an e-mail to Manuel Madrid (mmadrid [at] gvsig [dot] com) introducing himself, indicating his profile (developer/user) and the tasks he thinks he can contribute on.

About Manuel

gvSIG Product and Testing Manager
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5 Responses to Call for Mac Community contributors

  1. Manuel says:

    As Jordi Torres (ai2) suggested me, I edited the post as we think it’s much more interesting that contributors leave a comment here instead of sending me a private e-mail. Please, feel free.

  2. massimo says:

    I’m testing the 1.11 version on macBookPro…
    I work on gis from 1990.
    I’d like to help this project.
    Contact me for further info.


  3. Manuel says:

    Ok, Massimo. I’ll do it.


  4. Andreas Fritzsche says:

    Hello Mac Community,
    just installed gvSIG on my iMAC.
    Some functions seem to be totally different.
    For instance can´t find “delete layer” in a view.
    Can somebody help?

  5. Manuel says:

    Hi Andreas.

    Do you mean the option that appears at doing right-click on the layer’s name?

    Which other differences did you find?

    I encourage you to report this kind of issues to our international users mailing list [1] as there it will be read by the developers team and other users.



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