[Live-demo] Revitalising UbuntuGIS

Luca Casagrande luca.casagrande at gmail.com
Sun Dec 21 12:20:34 PST 2008

Yep you are right Cameron, all the project you listed will have a
great benefit from a unique
UbuntuGIS repository.
Jachym is doing a really great work with his repository ( GRASS, Gdal,
Mapserver, ecc..) and jef-norbit ( sorry don't know who he is) for
So I wonder, what do you think if we start by merging this 2 projects
on UbuntuGIS inside Launchpad?


2008/12/21 Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter at gmail.com>:
> I think the time is ripe to revitalise the UbuntuGIS project, and I want to
> find a suitable email list to work from.
> Debian team, I suspect that the packaging work done in Ubuntu GIS is going
> to be much the same as for Debian and we would benefit by having the same
> list for both.
> Is this ok? Or would you prefer we found another email list?
> *Some background*
> The UbuntuGIS project https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuGIS was quite active a
> year or two ago, and has done a good job packaging a number of the GIS
> packages into Ubuntu.  However, the key developers left and I was handed the
> administrator token.
> Recently, I've been getting a more and more emails (as administrator) asking
> about the state of Ubuntu GIS and offers to help out.
> In parallel, there has been a lot of work happening on:
> a live DVD: http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Disc
> GIS Virtual Machine: http://www.gisvm.com/
> Portable GIS: http://www.archaeogeek.com/blog/portable-gis/
> All these projects will benefit greatly by having the gis packages bundled
> into .deb files in Ubuntu, using UbuntuGIS as a Meta-package for all the
> other projects.

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