[OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G LiveCD
tim.bowden at westnet.com.au
Wed Sep 10 04:07:58 PDT 2008
Is the liveCD issue worth a BOF in Cape Town? I'm happy to coordinate
if there is sufficient interest. Proly irc hookup for those not there.
On Wed, 2008-09-10 at 12:54 +0200, Lorenzo Becchi wrote:
> Thanks you all, Alex, Markus, Mark and Cameron; we have finally a
> discuss that's hitting the point.
> Mark's job is welcome. In Ominiverdi we've started creating live CDs two
> year ago and we are still publishing. Our production is not perfect, we
> are conscious.
> We've recently adopted Xubuntu for its quality, low performances request
> and install capabilities (we love this feature).
> IMO, for the C stack it's perfect.
> Talking about the Java stack we've found many problems with packages for
> Ubuntu. There are a few an not so stable. This means a lot of work to
> configure all packages after install. This is our experience using
> Ubuntu as desktop daily.
> The cool part of the C stack in the installed version of the livecd is
> that you have your repositories automatically checked by Xubuntu. Then
> if the package is well maintained you can update it without any effort.
> Practically: you install once and you don't have to use the liveCd
> anymore because you can just update using with a couple of clicks.
> IMO, creating a liveCD is not that difficult but it's difficult to
> maintain packages.
> Doktoreas (Luca) is the one who's producing the liveCD and I can't talk
> instead of him. It would be cool anyway if it would be possible to
> create an OSGeo LiveCD project supported by all of us.
> Alex Mandel wrote:
> > Mark Leslie wrote:
> >> Alex Mandel wrote:
> >>> Mark Leslie wrote:
> >>>> Greetings,
> >>>> 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?
> >>> How does this LiveCD differ from the Ominiverde one put out in August?
> >>> +1 that you post it somewhere.
> >>> Alex
> >> And no sooner have I replied than I've found the list of software on the
> >> Ominiverdi product, so now I can comment.
> >> Our livecd is starting with a focus on the java stack, mostly because
> >> that's where more of our experience lies. I certainly hope java is just
> >> the starting point, but time will tell.
> > I'm curious if the two efforts could be done in tandem to offer a full
> > selection. What distro did you base your LiveCD on?
> > The Ominiverdi is based on Xubuntu which I imagine is using the repo
> > versions of many packages (easy to maintain and upgrade) and being as it
> > came out last month seems recent enough to me.
> > If that could be combined with the Java stack I think that would be
> > extremely useful and help to keep the Debian/Ubuntu packages up to date.
> > Java always seems to be a little behind.
> > I'm excited to take it for a spin later this month,
> > Alex
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