[OSGeo-Discuss] Call for interest in OSGeo-Live 6.0
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.
> 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
> 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.
> Discuss mailing list
> Discuss at lists.osgeo.org
For those wanting to test their applications or develop new installers
there is OSGeoLive6.0-alpha1 build:
Remote Sensing Laboratory
National Technical University of Athens
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