[Live-demo] OSGEO Live GIS , ideas to share

Massimo Di Stefano massimodisasha at yahoo.it
Fri Dec 11 07:02:05 PST 2009

Hi All

some ideas about the osgeo's live gis project, i'd like to know your opinion about :

- can we fix a date to start the up-to date work needed for the install scripts to runs on unbuntu 9.10 ?

- what about adding different architecture e.g. to have install scripts running on "i386, x86_64, ppc" ?

- can we contact the local chapter's asking for a "tester",  so we can try to adapt the scripts to run on different localization ?
  |--  what do you think to add a directory in the svn tree : "localization" and subdir for different language/local-chapters ... us, en, fr, it, de, ... ?

- linux and geoscience .. i'd like the idea to have on a "dedicated" osgeo live project, not only speciphic "geo" sw, i agree the we are on Osgeo, but adding other science sw (like plotting tools, statistic and symbolic calculus sw .. etc ... ) can be a cool start point for an live project dedicated to an "educational" release  (in this case ,"educational-release", i vote to eliminate the mac and win installer and give more focus (and space) on new sw, tutorial data and documentation)

Unlucky i'm having problems to learn how to make .deb for an official debian package 
.. i'd like the idea the osgeo live project will works for both distro "ubuntu and debian-sid"
(i'm avaiable to spend my time to convert all the script from ubuntu to debian, i did a lot of work on this direction) 
My problem are related to the debian rules file and how to hndle the dependence. 
You know ... "make a debian official package" is not so easy.
i'm really intersted to learn more about packaging an "axample case" on how to make .deb for a complex sw like "grass, gdal, qgis" can give me a great help.
i'm sure .. from a complex example it is possible to learn a lot of thinks. 



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