[Live-demo] OSGeo live - new candidate: Halestudio
cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Fri Jul 7 17:06:37 PDT 2017
Great to hear your interest to get involved in OSGeo-Live. Re questions:
1. You have missed the deadline to be included on OSGeo-Live 11.0. The
following release will be scheduled for next year.
2. Yes, we strongly prefer a .deb file for installation. What is
involved in adding a project to OSGeo-Live is described here:
On 7/7/17 11:32 pm, Thorsten Reitz wrote:
> Hi all,
> in two weeks, many of us will be in Marne la Vallee and we could meet
> briefly to pick up the discussion on including hale studio in
> OSGeolive again.
> A couple of questions:
> * What is the deadline to include halestudio in stealth mode in the
> next release?
> * As far as I understood, we need to provide an installation script
> or an installer package - I seem to remember you wanted to have a
> * The actual software package with JRE (e.g. as DMG) is about 170MB
> big. We can't really remove a lot from that - the included sample
> data is only about 1MB.
> All the best,
> Am 16.05.2017 um 16:25 schrieb Dirk Frigne:
>> Hi Cameron,
>> Stealth mode in the first release should be great!
>> Halestudio is used in several EU INSPIRE projects, and we plan to setup
>> a talk and a topic talk about OSGeo live on FOSS4G Paris.
>> There will be a specific topic talk for the INSPIRE community.
>> If we could disclose there the "stealth mode' we could motivate the
>> community to give feedabck.
>> The other point I want to address is to reach out to the dataproviders,
>> to become involved with the OSGeolive project.
>> As we descussed last month, we should try to find more volunteers to
>> support the project and become involved in some testing. By addressing
>> the product owners *and* the dataproviders, able to showcase their data
>> with OSGeo tools, I hope to strengthen the community.
>> All the best,
>> On 2017-05-16 14:26, Cameron Shorter wrote:
>>> Hi Dirk,
>>> Looking through your responses, Halestudio looks to be a very strong
>>> candidate for including on OSGeo-Live.
>>> Whether we have time to get it included in time for OSGeo-Live 11.0 is
>>> For prior projects we have often taken two releases to onboard the
>>> project to OSGeo-Live. Firstly we include the project in stealth mode.
>>> (It is installed, but the docs are not linked into the main docs, so new
>>> users don't accidentally use it. This gives us more time to do QA.
>>> I'll be interested to hear thoughts from other OSGeo-Live folks. I'd
>>> especially like to hear from anyone who has experience with Halestudio
>>> to hear their thoughts.
>>> Warm regards, Cameron
>>> On 15/5/17 10:44 pm, Dirk Frigne wrote:
>>>> Hereby we would like to ask if hale studio is appropriate to be included
>>>> on the next OSGeoLive release.
>>>> Below you can find the answers to the application questions as described
>>>> on the wiki page.
>>>> Kind regards,
>>>> Please describe your application:
>>>> What is its name? hale studio
>>>> What is the home page URL?
>>>> Which OSI-approved Open Source License is used? GNU Lesser General
>>>> Public Licence (LGPL) v3.0
>>>> What does the application do and how does it add value to the
>>>> Geospatial stack of software? hale studio enables you to transform and
>>>> harmonise spatial data, with a focus on highly complex data sets. Set up
>>>> reporting, analysis and data publishing workflows easily by defining
>>>> schema mappings. Furthermore, hale studio documents the data
>>>> transformation process and its impact on data quality.
>>>> Does the application make use of OGC standards? Which versions of
>>>> the standards? Client or server? You may wish to add comments about how
>>>> standards are used.
>>>> Read and write GML (2.1.2 to 3.3)
>>>> WFS client (1.1, 2.0, 2.0.2), including support for WFS
>>>> WMS client (1.1.0, 1.1.1, 1.3.0)
>>>> Simple Features SQL
>>>> JSON (RFC 7159, ECMA-404)
>>>> GeoJSON (IETF RFC 7946)
>>>> What language is it written in? Java, Groovy
>>>> Which version of the application should be included in the next
>>>> OSGeo-Live release? 3.3.0
>>>> Stability is very important to us on OSGeo-Live. If a new user finds a
>>>> bug in one application, it will tarnish the reputation of all other
>>>> OSGeo-Live applications as well. (We pay most attention to the following
>>>> If risk adverse organisations have deployed your application into
>>>> production, it would imply that these organisations have verified the
>>>> stability of your software. Has the application been rolled out to
>>>> production into risk (ideally risk adverse) organisations? Please
>>>> mention some of these organisations
>>>> State of Hamburg (Germany)
>>>> State of Bavaria (Germany)
>>>> State of Rhineland-Palatinate (Germany)
>>>> Institute of Forest Management of Baden-Württemberg (Germany)
>>>> Armed Forces (Germany)
>>>> SMWA Sachsen (Germany)
>>>> GDI Südhessen (96 districts and municipalities in Germany)
>>>> Prisma Solutions (Austria)
>>>> IGP (Portugal)
>>>> IRCELINE (Belgium)
>>>> HL Consulting (Belgium)
>>>> Statkart (Norway)
>>>> European Environmental Agency (Denmark)
>>>> Most of these organisations sponsor continued development of the
>>>> software through support contracts.
>>>> Open HUB provides metrics to help assess the health of a project.
>>>> E.g.:http://adhoc.osgeo.osuosl.org/livedvd/docs/en/metrics.html Could
>>>> you please ensure that your project is registered with Open HUB, and
>>>> Open HUB has been updated to reference the correct code repository(s)
>>>> for your project. What is the Open HUB URL for your project?
>>>> What is the size of the user community? You can often answer this by
>>>> mentioning downloads, or describing a healthy, busy email list?
>>>> Downloads per year: 4.000 to 5.000
>>>> Posts on the forum per year: 80 to 100
>>>> What is the size of your developer community?
>>>> At wetransform: 3 FTE
>>>> Outside wetransform: 2-3 major contributions per year, e.g.
>>>> SQLite reader, Geoserver app-schema integration
>>>> Do you have a bug free, stable release?
>>>> There are stable releases for production usage available since
>>>> release 2.0.1 (2010). A release history is available through GitHub:
>>>> The latest release is 3.2.0, with version 3.3.0 being released
>>>> this week (19.05.2017)
>>>> Please discuss the level of testing that your project has gone
>>>> hale studio's alignment creation and transformation capabilities
>>>> have been thoroughly tested in a multitude of data transformation
>>>> projects both by its developers as well as its open source user
>>>> Furthermore, continuous integration tests are performed by our
>>>> build infrastructure athttps://builds.wetransform.to on every commit to
>>>> the master branch. The integration test suite is continuously extended
>>>> with every new feature or problem report. We publish detailed test
>>>> reports using Allure.
>>>> Every release candidate of hale studio undergoes additional
>>>> manual/explorative testing.
>>>> How long has the project has had mature code?
>>>> Version 1.0 of hale studio was released in December 2009. Since
>>>> the release of version 2.0.1 in 2010, the code base can be regarded
>>>> OSGeo-Live is targeted at applications that people can use rather
>>>> than libraries. Does the application have a user interface (possibly a
>>>> command line interface) that a user can interact with? (We do make an
>>>> exception for Incubated OSGeo Libraries, and will include Project
>>>> Overviews for these libraries, even if they don't have a user interface.)
>>>> hale studio has a graphical user interface to create
>>>> transformation projects and perform data transformations.
>>>> With around 50 applications installed on OSGeo-Live, us core
>>>> packagers do not have the time to liaise with every single project email
>>>> list for each OSGeo-Live release. So we require a volunteer (or two) to
>>>> take responsibility for liaising between OSGeo-Live and the project's
>>>> communities. This volunteer will be responsible for ensuring the install
>>>> scripts and English documentation are updated by someone for each
>>>> OSGeo-Live release. Also test that the installed application and
>>>> Quickstart documentation works as expected on release candidate releases
>>>> of OSGeo-Live. Who will act as the project's liaison person?
>>>> Simon Templer (st at wetransform.to)
>>>> Florian Esser (fe at wetransform.to) as backup
>>>> OSGeo-Live is Ubuntu Linux based. Our installation preference is:
>>>> 1. Install from UbuntuGIS or DebianGIS
>>>> 2. Install .deb files from a PPA
>>>> 3. Write a custom install script
>>>> Can you please discuss how your application will be installed? A custom
>>>> installation script will be used to extract the application archive at
>>>> the appropriate location and create an application launcher.
>>>> OSGeo-Live is memory and disk constrained. Can the application run
>>>> in 512 Meg of RAM?
>>>> Yes, though we recommend 1 GB or more. Very large/complex
>>>> transformation projects will benefit from 2GB+.
>>>> How much disk space will be required to install the application and
>>>> a suitable example application?
>>>> ~380 MiB including example data sets and Java runtime
>>>> We aim to reduce disk space by having all applications make use of a
>>>> common dataset. We encourage applications to make use of the example
>>>> datasets already installed:
>>>> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Add_Project#Example_Datasets If
>>>> another dataset would be more appropriate, please discuss here. Is it
>>>> appropriate, to remove existing demo datasets which may already be
>>>> included in the standard release.
>>>> In the standard release, some demo datasets are included. These
>>>> may be removed for the installation on the OSGeo Live DVD. The default
>>>> ‘Natural Earth’ dataset could be used to illustrate the potential of the
>>>> application as an ETL tool with respect to INSPIRE and complex schemas.
>>>> However, this would be better illustrated by providing a more
>>>> specialized INSPIRE dataset.
>>>> Each OSGeo-Live application requires a Project Overview available
>>>> under a CC By and a Quickstart available under a CC By-SA license. (You
>>>> may release under a second license as well). Will you produce this?
>>>> Yes. Both the Project Overview and Quickstart will be created
>>>> based on the existing project documentation, help and demos.
>>>> In past releases, we have included Windows and Mac installers for
>>>> some applications. It is likely we won't have space for these in future
>>>> releases. However, if there is room, would you be wishing to include
>>>> Windows and/or Mac installers?
>>>> Both Windows and Mac installers exist for the project.
> Thorsten Reitz
> E-Mail: tr at wetransform.to
> Web: www.wetransform.to
> Phone: +49 179 59 08 203
> wetransform GmbH
> Fraunhoferstr. 5
> 64283 Darmstadt
M +61 419 142 254
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