[OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G LiveCD
marco.lechner at geographie.uni-freiburg.de
Thu Oct 9 00:04:42 PDT 2008
I'm very happy that the concept of live-images also hit
FOSS4G-conference. FOSSGIS e.V. (formerly known as GAV e.V.), who will
(hopefully) be the institutional form of local chapter DACH soon,
startet using live-images about 2 years ago. At the german language
conference "FOSSGIS" in April we used live-images to provide all the
workshop-notebooks using PXE-boot with individual liveimages booting at
the beginning of a workshop. A list of the held workshops (sorry only in
german, but the projectnames are uni anyway) can be found on this page:
http://fossgis.osgeo.net/wiki/Workshops_2008 and show which applications
we already integrated in a liveimage.
Right now our "flagship" is GISlivePE, a LiveDVD providing very recent
developer snapshots of QGIS and GRASS. Our most recent PE-version
(preview edition) produced for the Intergeo 2008
(http://www.intergeo.de/2008_en/englisch/index.php) got the developer
snapshots from 09/24/2008. (For download see
We are already thinking about a VE (variety edition) to provide the big
variety of FOSS GIS-Software and Data including most (if possible all)
of the OSGeo projects and may be some more (josm, openJUMP, Geoserver,
...) on a more stable basis - we are using Debians live-helper system.
I think providing (may be including localisations and editions)
livesystems under the roof of OSGeo could have a very good PR-effect.
Mark Leslie schrieb:
> We at LISAsoft are in the process of setting up a Live CD. While the
> ultimate goal is a 'comprehensive' version by FOSS4G2009, we're starting
> with a fairly short java-centric stack of software in order to get the
> details worked out and get something out the door soon. Our goal is to
> have a cut available next week, with something polished by the 22nd,
> hopefully leaving enough time before Capetown for anyone interested to
> get some copies burned.
> So I suppose my first question is, is anybody interested in having a
> copy of this CD? Is there somewhere appropriate we could upload an image?
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