[OSGeo-Discuss] Call for interest in OSGeo-Live 6.0

Angelos Tzotsos gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com
Mon Apr 30 04:51:44 PDT 2012

On 04/30/2012 02:27 PM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
> We are starting to build the 6.0 OSGeo-Live <http://live.osgeo.org/> 
> DVD which will be released in September 2012, ready for FOSS4G 2012 as 
> well as many other spatial conferences. This upcoming version will be 
> built upon the stable Xubuntu 12.04 Long Term Support (LTS) release. 
> Documentation will be translated into eight languages, now also 
> including Chinese and Catalan.
> Any new applications?
>    We would like to hear from anyone wishing to add new projects to
>    OSGeo-Live, anyone wishing to extend or add extra translations, or
>    anyone who has ideas on how we should shape the upcoming release.
>    Key Priorities for next release
> Package Updates
>    Migrate to Xubuntu 12.04 LTS    Update and test latest stable 
> software releases
> Migrating to OpenJDK
>    Due to Oracles changed license conditions for Sun-Java, Ubuntu users
>    are now strongly encouraging to move to OpenJDK instead of Sun Java,
>    due to both improvements in OpenJDK, and difficult licencing
>    conditions with Sun Java. As such, we will be endevouring to move
>    all java based applications to OpenJDK (instead of Sun Java).
> Disk Space
>    We have reached our DVD size limits, and need to be creative about
>    saving space and disciplined in not losing space to duplication. We
>    hope to ship a single Java and single Tomcat version this time, in
>    addition to further consolidation around shared sample datasets.
> Testing
>    With Quality being a key focus area for us, we need lots of help
>    with testing.
>    Key Milestones
>    10 Jul 2012 Feature Freeze    07 Aug 2012 User Acceptance Test (all 
> Apps installed and working)    28 Aug 2012 Final ISO sent to printers
> ... full schedule 
> <http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0Al9zh8DjmU_RdE1SYUN3YWJ2N1NpSUczbW9IRWZNclE&hl=en_GB> 
>    About OSGeo-Live
> OSGeo-live is an XUbuntu <http://xubuntu.org/> based distribution of 
> Geospatial Open Source Software, available via a Live DVD, Virtual 
> Machine and USB. You can use OSGeo-Live to try a wide variety of open 
> source geospatial software without installing anything.
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For those wanting to test their applications or develop new installers 
there is OSGeoLive6.0-alpha1 build:



Angelos Tzotsos
Remote Sensing Laboratory
National Technical University of Athens

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