[Live-demo] Virtual machine overview documents
micha at arava.co.il
Sat Jul 28 02:48:57 PDT 2012
On 07/28/2012 01:11 AM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
> 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.
I'll give it a shot over this weekend.
Your guidelines seem fine. As I mentioned, I'll put together a VM
overview, covering only the "why" and machine requirements. Then it will
have links to:
* your current page
* setting up a virtualbox VM straight from the *.vmdk version of the
* the VM wiki page
That should be an improvement.
> 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.
GIS Consultant, Arava Development Co.
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