[OSGeo-Discuss] Re: [Live-demo] critical tomcat bug holding back release of osgeo-live - please help

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Sun Aug 28 02:48:50 PDT 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 
applying fixes.

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 
>> debug.
>> Hamish will be around for 15 mins, Alex should be waking up in a few 
>> hours.
>> We are running the risk of not getting osgeolive packaged in time for
>> foss4g.

Cameron Shorter
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