[Live-demo] Virtual machine overview documents

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Fri Jul 27 15:11:45 PDT 2012

Are you still good for your offer to write a VM Howto?
We were discussing this in our daily IRC meeting and agreed that it 
would be good to have one.

What I suggest is:
1. Try to ensure that the doc is concise, so there is less to translate. 
(The current VM that I wrote is too long).
2. Describe how to set up a VM for only one VM. Our quickstarts should 
be quick, (and easy to maintain), and shouldn't confuse users by asking 
them to decide on which VM to use.
3. I'm open to suggestions re which VM you think you should write to. 
I'd guess you would select the easiest, or most widely used Open Source 
VM, but this will probably be your call.
4. Finish with a link to an OSGeo-Live-VM wiki page. The wiki page can 
include much more detail, including how to install multiple versions of VMs.

Lastly, I'm being really bad by hoping to get some docs within a day or 
2 - which will be required if we are to give translators enough time to 
translate it. (I'm also hoping to review it for you).

I've created an issue to track this here:

On 25/07/12 12:28, Hamish wrote:
> Cameron wrote:
>>   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 ISO/VMs.
> or perhaps just describe what a VM is, how it works, and what you need
> to run one on the disc, + the link to the rich mediawiki howtos pages.
> Similar for booting off persistent USB sticks which may be a new concept
> to some conference goers.
> 2c,
> Hamish

Cameron Shorter
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