[Live-demo] Re: Live GIS on Click2Try

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at lisasoft.com
Thu Oct 1 17:39:09 PDT 2009

Thanks Tom,
That would be great. Please invite your engineer to join this live-demo 
email list, and introduce himself. There are a number of us who will be 
keen to help him get over any technical glitches.

Tom Callaghan wrote:
> Hi Cameron,
> Lets have my appliance engineer do the prelims before I answer that
> question.  We have a process we use for assembling the appliance, developing
> quickstart guides, and QA testing.  many times we can get this done in a
> week to ten days.  It really depends on if any technical issues arise.  I
> understand your own deadline.  I will emphasize the urgency to my team.
> Regards,
> Tom
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Cameron Shorter [mailto:cameron.shorter at gmail.com] On Behalf Of
> Cameron Shorter
> Sent: Thursday, October 01, 2009 3:22 PM
> To: Tom Callaghan
> Cc: tech at wildintellect.com; live-demo at lists.osgeo.org;
> mark.smallwood at click2try.com
> Subject: Re: Live GIS on Click2Try
> Thanks Tom, that is great news.
> When would be your expected launch date? I'd like to have a press 
> release ready to send as soon as you have Live GIS image ready to view.
> I'm guessing that it will probably a day or two to try out and fix any 
> glitches, then a few days on QA. Earliest would be a week from now, and 
> probably two weeks would be better?
> The earlier we can get a press release out, the more people we are 
> likely to attract to the conference. I'd love to put a release out on 
> Monday 12 October, but Friday 15 October might be more realistic. What 
> are your thoughts?
> Tom Callaghan wrote:
>> Hi Alex,
>> How are you doing?  I'm sorry I haven't followed up sooner.  Yes, we would
>> love to work with you and get OSGeo on the site. I think our best way is
> to
>> install using the scripts out of svn on top of our Ubuntu base image.  I
>> will have one of our appliance engineers start the preliminary research
>> (which is really installing the software and seeing that it works OK on
> our
>> platform).  I will let you know if we find any issues.  If everything
> looks
>> good, we can move ahead with the catalog information and launch plans.  
>> Tom
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Alex Mandel [mailto:tech_dev at wildintellect.com] 
>> Sent: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 3:29 PM
>> To: tom.callaghan at click2try.com; mark.smallwood at click2try.com
>> Cc: live-demo at lists.osgeo.org
>> Subject: Live GIS on Click2Try
>> Tom,
>> Just wanted to let you know that the folks over at OSGeo are close to a
>> final release of a new VM/ISO build that contains a lot of FOSS GIS
>> software already installed, preconfigured and including docs, samples.
>> As I mentioned at OSCON we would love to figure out the best way to get
>> this loaded up on click2try. Here are the options we can easily provide:
>> A bootable DVD
>> A VMware vmdk
>> You can build it from a base Xubuntu 9.04 install using the scripts out
>> of our svn.
>> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/GISVM_Build
>> If it helps to get it in another format let us know.
>> FYI, downloads which are not quite up to date (2.0.3 uploading today)
>> http://download.osgeo.org/livedvd/
>> The mailing list can be joined at:
>> http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/live-demo
>> And just so you know, future versions of http://www.gisvm.com/ will be
>> based off it too, they've been collaborating on the project.
>> Thanks,
>> Alex Mandel
>> OSGeo Volunteer
>> Linux Users Group of Davis Installfest Coordinator

Cameron Shorter
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