[Live-demo] Virtual machine overview documents

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Tue Jul 24 15:34:16 PDT 2012

I'm tentatively in favour of creating a VM page, but have the following 
1. I think we have left our doc creation timeline a bit late for the 6.0 
release. We are not leaving much time for review.
2. I'm a bit concerned that we may have created too much text for our 
current ISO and VM creation quickstarts, as they have created a 
maintenance load that requires tweaks with every release, both in 
English and then into translations. (I'm nervous about the existing 
VM/ISO docs being too large).

I suggest that we should:
1. Describe one way to create a VM inside OSGeo docs
2. Describe one way to create an ISO inside OSGeo docs

Point to wiki pages where we can describe multiple ways for creating 

On 23/07/2012 8:02 PM, Micha Silver wrote:
> On 7/23/2012 9:13 AM, Alex Mandel wrote:
>> On 07/22/2012 10:57 PM, Micha Silver wrote:
>>> Near to the release of 5.5 I threw out a suggestion to expand the docs regarding
>>> using the Live DVD as a virtual machine. It was too near to final release so the
>>> idea was put on ice then.
>>> Currently we have the one document regarding creating a VM from the ISO image. I
>>> thought to add an introductory "Advantages of running in a VM" document. Then in
>>> that page, to have two links to more detailed pages - one a regarding
>>> VirtualBox, and the second addressing VMWare Player. Is there any interest in this?
>>> Regards,
>>> Micha
>>> -- 
>>> Micha Silver
>>> 052-3665918
>> Seems like a good idea to me. It would be good if someone out there
>> could contribute a Parrallels and if the VMWare Player also covered
>> Workstation.
> So if there was a first "Overview of OSGeo Live on Virtual Machines" 
> document, then it would be easy to add additional detailed Howto's for 
> other VM platforms as linked docs.
>> Thanks,
>> Alex
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> -- 
> Micha Silver
> 052-3665918
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