[Live-demo] Planning for next year's GIS Live DVD?

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at lisasoft.com
Wed Dec 16 11:49:24 PST 2009

We are planning two Arramagong GIS Live DVD releases during 2010 and 
would like to know what applications and functionality people would like 
to contribute.

Arramagong is based on XUbuntu and GISVM, and allows you to try a wide 
variety of open source geospatial software without installing anything. 
It is currently available as:

    * A Live DVD, which is regularly handed out at conferences, most
      recently being given to all delegates at the 2009 FOSS4G
      <http://2009.foss4g.org> conference.
    * A Virtual Machine
    * Within a web browser from Click2Try:

The core success of the Arramagong LiveDVD is due to the simple yet 
powerful build scripts. All that is required for a relevant project to 
be incorporated into the LiveDVD is to write a bash shell script which 
installs the application onto an Ubuntu distribution. Hence, our last 
distribution attracted over 20 developers and from project announcement 
to a released distribution took under 6 weeks.

The stack of popular GeoSpatial Open Source Applications included on the 
Arramagong LiveDVD includes:

    * deegree
    * GDAL
    * GeoKettle
    * GeoNetwork
    * GeoServer
    * GpsDrive
    * GRASS
    * gvSIG
    * Kosmo
    * Mapfish
    * Mapnik
    * Mapserver
    * MapTiler
    * Marble
    * MB System
    * Open Jump
    * Open Layers
    * pgRouting
    * PostGIS
    * PROJ.4
    * QuantumGIS
    * uDig


    * 24 Jan 2010: Version 3.0 Feature Freeze
    * 07 Mar 2010: Version 3.0 Final Release
    * 05 Jul 2010: Version 4.0 Feature Freeze
    * 16 Aug 2010: Version 4.0 Final Release (ready for FOSS4G 2010)

    Ideas for future releases

    * Upgrade to Xubuntu 9.10

Should there be sufficient interest, we would like to address the 

    * Upgrade packages to latest versions
    * Incorporate new Geospatial packages
    * General cleanup
    * Incorporate help, tutorials, and training material
    * Apply internationalisation


You can find more details about the project on our wiki at: 

Then please contact our mailing list at: 
http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/live-demo or contact me, Cameron 
Shorter, directly.

Cameron Shorter
Geospatial Systems Architect
Tel: +61 (0)2 8570 5050
Mob: +61 (0)419 142 254

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