[Live-demo] OSGeo-Live 6.0 released

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Tue Aug 21 01:31:28 PDT 2012

Version 6.0 of the OSGeo-Live GIS software collection 
<http://live.osgeo.org> has been released, and will be officially 
launched at OSGIS 2012 <http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/osgis/home.aspx>, 
the Open Source GIS conference in Nottingham, UK, 4-5 September.

    Release Highlights

    All geospatial applications on the disc have been updated to their
    latest stable releases. 

*OpenJDK 7*
    All OSGeo-Live java applications have been successfully migrated
    <http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Disc_Press_Release_28> to
    OpenJDK 7. Migration to OpenJDK was driven by Oracle's announcement
    that including Sun Java in Linux distributions, such as Ubuntu, or
    OSGeo-Live, is no longer allowed. 

    There has been significant activity
    <http://adhoc.osgeo.osuosl.org/livedvd/lang_stats.html> translating
    OSGeo-Live documentation. Core documents are available in ten
    languages, and comprehensive translations are available for many
    other languages, including: Catalan (/new/), Chinese (/new/),
    English, French (/new/), German, Greek, Italian (/new/), Japanese,
    Korean (/new/), Polish, Spanish 

Xubuntu 12.04 LTS
    The Xubuntu base has been upgraded to 12.04 LTS (/Long Term Support/) 

    About OSGeo-Live

OSGeo-Live is a self-contained bootable DVD, USB flash drive and Virtual 
Machine based upon Ubuntu Linux that is pre-configured with a wide 
variety of robust open source geospatial software. The applications can 
be trialled without installing anything on your computer, simply by 
booting the computer from a DVD or USB drive, or running in a Virtual 
Machine environment. An accompanying collection of lightning 
introduce the breadth and depth of Free and Open Source for Geospatial.

  * http://live.osgeo.org

/OSGeo-Live includes:/

  * Fifty Quality Geospatial Open Source applications installed and
  * Free world maps and geodata
  * One page overview /and/ quick start guide for every application
  * Overviews of key OGC standards
  * Translations for multiple languages


Over 120 people have directly helped with OSGeo-Live packaging, 
documenting and translating, and thousands have been involved in 
building the packaged software.

Packagers, documenters and translators include:

Activity Workshop, Agustín Dí­ez, Aikaterini Kapsampeli, Alan 
Boudreault, Alessandro Furieri, Alex Mandel, Alexandre Dube, Amy Gao, 
Andrea Antonello, Andrea Yanza, Angelos Tzotsos, Anna Muñoz, Anne 
Ghisla, Anton Patrushev, Argyros Argyridis, Assumpcio Termens, Astrid 
Emde, Barry Rowlingson, Benjamin Pross, Brian Hamlin, Bruno Binet, 
Cameron Shorter, Christophe Tufféry, Christos Iossifidis, Cristhian Pin, 
Dane Springmeyer, Daniel Kastl, David Mateos, Diego González, Dimitar 
Misev, Dominik Helle, Edgar Soldin, Eike Hinderk Jrrens, Eric Lemoine, 
Estela Llorente, Etienne Delay, Etienne Dube, Fran Boon, François 
Prunayre, Frank Gasdorf, Frank Warmerdam, Gavin Treadgold, Grald Fenoy, 
Hamish Bowman, Haruyuki Seki, Henry Addo, Hernan Olivera, Howard Butler, 
Hyeyeong Choe, Ian Turton, Jackie Ng, Jan Drewnak, Javier Sánchez, Jesús 
Gómez, Jim Klassen, Jing Wang, Jinsongdi Yu, Jody Garnett, Johan Van de 
Wauw, Jorge Arévalo, Jorge Sanz, José Antonio Canalejo, Judit Mays, 
Klokan Petr Pridal, Kristof Lange, Lance McKee, Lars Lingner, Luca 
Delucchi, Lucía Sanjaime, Mage Whopper, Manuel Grizonnet, Marc Torres, 
Marc-André Barbeau, Marco Curreli, Marco Puppin, Margherita Di Leo, 
Maria Vakalopoulou, Mario Andino, Mark Leslie, Massimo Di Stefano, 
Mauricio Miranda, Mauricio Pazos, Micha Silver, Michaël Michaud, Michael 
Owonibi, Mike Adair, Milena Nowotarska, Nacho Varela, Nathaniel V. 
Kelso, Ned Horning, Nobusuke Iwasaki, Oliver Tonnhofer, Òscar Fonts, 
Otto Dassau, Pasquale Di Donato, Paul Meems, Pedro-Juan Ferrer, Pirmin 
Kalberer, Raf Roset, Ricardo Pinho, Roald de Wit, Roberto Antolín, Roger 
Veciana, Ruth Schoenbuchner, Samuel Mesa, Sergio Baños, Simon Cropper, 
Simon Pigot, Stefan A. Tzeggai, Stefan Hansen, Stefan Steiniger, Stephan 
Meissl, Steve Lime, Thierry Badard, Thomas Baschetti, Thomas Gratier, 
Tom Kralidis, Toshikazu Seto, Trevor Wekel, Valenty González, Xianfeng 
Song, Yoichi Kayama, Zhengfan Lin

    Sponsoring organisations

  * The Open Source Geospatial Foundation <http://www.osgeo.org> *OSGeo*
    provides development & hosting infrastructure for the OSGeo-Live
    project, and infrastructure for many of the software projects

  * *LISAsoft* provides sustaining resources and staff toward the
    management of the Live DVD. http://www.lisasoft.com
  * *Information Center for the Environment (ICE) at the University of
    California, Davis* provides hardware resources and development
    support to the OSGeo Live project. http://ice.ucdavis.edu
  * The *DebianGIS* and *UbuntuGIS* teams provide and quality-assure
    many of the core packages. http://wiki.debian.org/DebianGis and

Cameron Shorter
Geospatial Solutions Manager
Tel: +61 (0)2 8570 5050
Mob: +61 (0)419 142 254

Think Globally, Fix Locally
Geospatial Solutions enhanced with Open Standards and Open Source

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