[OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G LiveCD

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Wed Sep 10 15:24:17 PDT 2008

I'm very excited to hear Markus and Lorenzo correct me and tell me that 
GeoFOSS packaging is live and well.

And yes, we would be delighted to work with you, building upon your work 
rather than starting again from scratch.

The success of a packaging project will come from a strong community.

We have been planning to create a simple live CD (based upon Debian or 
Ubuntu) for the Java stack - something that we think we could achieve.

But if there are others working on this as well, together we could make 
something more ambitious for foss4g2008.

Who is interested and what timezones are we in?
LISAsoft is in Sydney, Australia.
Markus and Lorenzo are in Europe?

How about we meet on IRC #osgeo on Friday: 5pm Sydney, 9am in Europe?

If this doesn't suit, suggest another time.

Markus Neteler wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 4:27 AM, Cameron Shorter
> <cameron.shorter at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Adding to Mark's comments,
>> Our intent is to try and compliment and work with existing packaging efforts
>> rather than compete with them. From our digging around, it seems that prior
>> LiveCD efforts are not being maintained any more. (Please correct me if I'm
>> wrong).
> I take liberty to correct you:
> http://grass.osgeo.org/download/cdrom.php
> at least also
> - slaxGIS
> - ArcheOS
> and the aforementioned Ominiverdi CDROM are up to date.
>> We are focusing initially on packaging the java stack as we felt this could
>> benefit the most from a little attention,
> While this is fine, the title of your LiveCD should reflect this to minimize
> confusion. "FOSS4G LiveCD" sounds like "all included incl C/C++ stack" to me.
> Best
> Markus
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Cameron Shorter
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