[OSGeo-Discuss] Re: [Live-demo] critical tomcat bug holding back
release of osgeo-live - please help
cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Sun Aug 28 05:48:50 EDT 2011
Jody, projects on osgeo-live,
We have been fighting 2 last minute, critical issues on OSGeo-Live, and
have ~ 24 hours to check fixes. (till Monday morning, 29 Aug, US time)
So yes, we would appreciate all projects download the latest ISO and
check to see if your application works ok.
The 2 critical issues are:
1. Running our of RAM. It seems that our previous recommendation of 512
Meg of RAM is insufficient for some apps (particularly the java apps).
We've increased recommendation to 768 Meg.
2. The ISO building process sometimes changes the +x execution bit of
some scripts. This results in some applications not starting from the
ISO version. We don't fully understand this problem, but have been madly
How to help:
1. Talk to us at irc://freenode.net#osgeolive and ask if your
application is known to work or not.
2. Download the latest mini ISO and test your application from:
http://live.osgeo.org/dev/build/ , tell us if you have tested your
application on IRC, so someone don't waist time re-testing.
3. Report any errors you find on both IRC and issue tracker:
On 28/08/11 16:23, Jody Garnett wrote:
> Any status on this cameron? If you are going to CC
> discuss at lists.osgeo.org <mailto:discuss at lists.osgeo.org> it would be
> nice to keep communication going. When I checked in on the IRC channel
> it looked like the stability problems were due to some efforts to cut
> down on space... tomcat was a bit of a bystander.
> I do encourage everyone to drop by IRC, download the ISO and confirm
> that their application is working (or follow a quick start to test an
> application you are not familiar with).
> Jody Garnett
> On Thursday, 25 August 2011 at 10:49 PM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
>> Us osgeo-live packagers are stuck on a tomcat and iso building bug. Part
>> of the problem is that the key people debugging (Hamish, Alex, a few
>> others) don't have much experience with tomcat.
>> We'd really appreciate it if some heavy hitting tomcat users could join
>> us on irc://freenode.net <http://freenode.net>#osgeolive and help us
>> Hamish will be around for 15 mins, Alex should be waking up in a few
>> We are running the risk of not getting osgeolive packaged in time for
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