[Live-demo] what's in a name and a few ideas

Alex Mandel tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Tue Oct 21 00:02:56 PDT 2008

Yes, I've done it with several distros. The best part is if you do it
right you can have bootable linux and portable windows/mac on the same
drive. The all in one usb stick, just don't lose it.

I would also agree a pronounceable name would probably be better
GeoLive, GISLive, RealTimeGIS, ...

How to turn a Live Disc into a persistent usb


Hamish wrote:
> Hi,
> Am I right in thinking that the iso can be burnt into a bootable USB
> stick? It would be quite useful as tool to set up with your project data
> and take into the field to launch your working environment on any
> computer-of-opportunity that comes by/you are forced to use. Maintaining
> a bootable DVD with life-of-session memory and a USB flash drive with
> your data can be a nuisance.
> if so, the name liveDVD or live-disc or live-demo doesn't really cover
> what we are doing here.  perhaps "live-Geo"?
> --
> I support the idea of adding a trac instance for the project, as the
> wiki, task/bug/wish trackers etc can be useful, and more integrated with
> task numbers, timelines, etc, than the current OSGeo Mediawiki pages.
> DebianGIS's Alioth space offers GForge support (IIRC) which covers most
> of that, but it is nice to have everything under one roof and not
> borrowed.
> --
> re. automated build scripts kept in a SVN based on debian live-image or
> similar- my main argument is that with limited peoplepower this is the
> *only* method which will be adaptable, scale easily, be transparent/
> auditable/ documented, as well as solve the problem of endless program
> version churn without a lot of starting from scratch.
> and if we can draw in some of the very talented debian developers to
> help solve packaging issues that arise, all the better for everyone and
> it doubles the size of our development team...
> 2c,
> Hamish
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