[Live-demo] We think we can release OSGeoLive 6.0 two weeks early (For OSGIS) - with some help

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Tue Jul 17 16:21:57 PDT 2012

As per email below,
We'd really like to bring our OSGeo-Live release schedule forward 2 
weeks so that we will have a shiny new OSGeo-Live 6.0 ready for OSGIS 
and the Asian Geospatial Forum this September.

To achieve this, we will need to knock over all our critical bugs, and 
most major bugs within the next 7 days. Based on our current progress, 
and if we can get a little help (especially from projects with bugs), 
then we should be able to make this.  As per Angelos's comment below, we 
will make a call on moving the schedule in one week from today.

Please contact us via email or on irc://freenode.net#osgeolive if you 
are in a position to help, especially if you involved with one of the 
applications with a major/critical bug.

I propose to be meeting tomorrow, and probably daily afterwards on IRC 
to check on status:


Wellington <http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=264> (New 
Zealand) 	Thursday, 19 July 2012 at 8:30:00 AM 	NZST 
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(Australia - New South Wales) 	Thursday, 19 July 2012 at 6:30:00 AM 	EST 
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Rome <http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=215> (Italy) 
Wednesday, 18 July 2012 at 10:30:00 PM 	CEST 
UTC+2 hours
New York <http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=179> (U.S.A. 
- New York) 	Wednesday, 18 July 2012 at 4:30:00 PM 	EDT 
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San Francisco <http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=224> 
(U.S.A. - California) 	Wednesday, 18 July 2012 at 1:30:00 PM 	PDT 
<http://www.timeanddate.com/library/abbreviations/timezones/na/pdt.html> 	UTC-7 

And lastly, a big thankyou goes out to the people who have been working 
in the background on OSGeoLive over the last few months making it as 
stable as it is - especially Angelos who has been leading the build 
efforts and testing applications.

On 18/07/2012 8:07 AM, Angelos Tzotsos wrote:
> Hi,
> First of all, it would be great to have version 6.0 out sooner in 
> order to support OSGIS.
> Lets have a look at our status:
> Right now we are in pretty good shape considering the openjdk7 
> transition. Moving 2 weeks back could mean that we might lose a couple 
> of applications that perhaps won't be able to catch up with the new 
> schedule.
> As per http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/report/10 we have 5 critical 
> tickets and 5 major ones.
> Our basic problems to hit RC status are: geonetwork issue, docs not 
> building, udig with custom JRE, mapfish, osm apps.
> During this last week we had a very good run and fixed some issues. If 
> we keep up this pace we can make this new target.
> We will definitely need to bring in help from the above projects to 
> speed things up. So I propose to send an e-mail out and let everyone 
> know about our status and the new schedule.
> The new release dates would be something like 25/7 UAT and 13/8 Final. 
> We have done only one beta, but we had pretty good alpha run and 
> solved many issues so far.
> One thing I am not sure about is the  availability of people involved 
> due to vacation time...
> I propose to make a beta 2 sprint until this Friday and build in 
> Saturday. Then we can decide next Wednesday if a new build at that 
> time will be RC1 (so we are go for the new schedule) or it will be 
> beta 3 (and we slip back to previous schedule).
> Thoughts?
> Best,
> Angelos
> On 07/17/2012 11:42 PM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
>> Following on from Angelos's question about OSGeoLive target date, and 
>> a comment from Suchith below re OSGIS, I'd like to float the idea of 
>> bringing our schedule forward so that we can have OSGeo-Live 6.0 DVDs 
>> ready for OSGIS, (the UK regional conference, that has been selected 
>> to host FOSS4G next year in 2013).
>> OSGIS is 2 weeks earlier than our prior target date, and would mean 
>> bringing our schedule forward by 2 weeks.
>> Ie: From today:
>> 2 weeks to UAT
>> 4 weeks to Final ISO (leaving only 2 weeks for UAT instead of the 
>> usual 3 weeks)
>> This will be a tight deadline, and might result in some applications 
>> not being ready (and hence excluded).
>> I'm in favour of chasing this date, as I think it would be good to 
>> get the DVDs out to the OSGIS conference, but would like to hear from 
>> others on whether this is an achievable goal.
>> Current schedule (targeting mid Sept for foss4g 2012) is here:
>> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Al9zh8DjmU_RdE1SYUN3YWJ2N1NpSUczbW9IRWZNclE#gid=0 
>> On 18/07/2012 1:26 AM, Suchith Anand wrote:
>>> Hi Cameron, we are planning to give OSGeo Live DVDs to all workshops 
>>> participants. Also when is OSGeo 6 version planned release date. If 
>>> you are thinking of Sep, then we will be happy to link it with OSGIS 
>>> 2012, so there is good target to work for. Let me know your thoughts.
>> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_History
>>    November 2012, Open Source GIS and Webmapping Workshop
>>  * Vienna (Austria)
>>  * Waiting on Barend Köbben to provide website url once details are
>>    finalised
>>    October 2012, INTERGEO 2012
>>  * Hannover Germany
>>  * OSGeo-Live 6.0 DVDs to be handed out
>>  * Lightening presentation
>>  * http://intergeo.de
>>    October 2012, Smart Korea 2012 in conjunction with OGC TC/PC Meeting
>>  * Seoul, Korea
>>  * OSGeo-Live 6.0 DVDs to be handed out
>>  * FOSS4G Korea will be held at the same period at the same venue
>>  * http://www.opengeospatial.org/event/1210tc
>>    September 2012, Asia GeoSpatial Forum
>>  * Hanoi, Vietnam. 17~19th, September
>>  * OSGeo-Live 6.0 DVDs to be handed out
>>  * Open Source GIS Session
>>  * http://www.asiageospatialforum.org/
>>    5 September 2012 Open Source GIS Conference (OSGIS)
>>  * Nottingham, United Kingdom
>>  * All day session: "Educational use of OSGeo Live" presented by Ari 
>> Jolma
>>  * http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/osgis/
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> -- 
> Angelos Tzotsos
> Remote Sensing Laboratory
> National Technical University of Athens
> http://users.ntua.gr/tzotsos

Cameron Shorter
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