[Live-demo] next steps

Stefan Hansen stefan.hansen at lisasoft.com
Tue Nov 25 21:16:51 PST 2008

Hi all!

Working on the next version of LISAsoft's Arramagong Live DVD showed 
again that life would be so much easier, if we had a repository 
providing the various components of such a DVD. Therefore, I would like 
to revive the discussion on how we are going to approach this.

In the last couple of days I was talking to Ricardo Pinho, who is 
working on GISVM, and he is interested in joining efforts, so the 
repository can be used for creating Live CDs as well as for VMs.

Ricardo suggested that one of the first steps would be to get a 
meta-packaging agreement to ensure the interoperability of the packages 
and the different approaches. That means, we have to avoid things that 
might be result in compatibility issues. E.g., atm the standard user on 
the FOSS4G08 Live DVD is called "demo", on our current release it's 
"ubuntu" and GISVM uses "user"; or GISVM is based on Ubuntu, the Live 
DVD on XUbuntu. All this might cause difficulties, we probably should 
discuss how we can avoid them.

Any thoughts?


Stefan Hansen
Software Engineer

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