[Live-demo] Re: including Rasdaman on OSGeo-Live

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Thu Dec 16 17:56:56 PST 2010

I've been discussing including Rasdaman on the OSGeo-Live DVD with Peter 
the project lead.

I think it will be a valuable contribution, addressing raster processing.
Others may be interested to comment on whether it should be included, or 
offer to help Peter get it packaged.

On 17/12/10 12:42, Peter Baumann wrote:
> no problem, that's fine with me, Cameron.
> -Peter
> On 12/17/2010 02:39 AM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
>> Yes, I think that covering both remote and local in your demo would 
>> be a good idea.
>> Do you mind if I cc this email to the osgeo-live list?
>> On 17/12/2010 12:36 PM, Peter Baumann wrote:
>>> Cameron,
>>> I am on my way back to Europe, just between flights. I could come 
>>> back to you on this next week when I will be in office again.
>>> Briefly said, we could split our EarthLook demo (www.earthlook.org) 
>>> in a local part and a remote part, linking into online EarthLook. 
>>> This way it remains interesting - realistic raster data, after all, 
>>> are large.
>>> -Peter
>>> On 12/12/2010 11:09 PM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
>>>> Peter,
>>>> Over the next couple of days, I'm keen to make a decision about 
>>>> whether we include Rasdaman onto OSGeo-Live or not.
>>>> As Rasdaman will be a new application, it will require more time to 
>>>> package, test, and review documentation than other applications.
>>>> If you are agreeable, and think you will be able to work to the 
>>>> proposed schedule, I'd like to move this conversation over to the 
>>>> OSGeo-Live public list where we can discuss details about what is 
>>>> packaged, how much space it uses, etc. (You will possibly also 
>>>> attract a volunteer or 2 to help you with the packaging).
>>>> On 10/12/2010 10:32 PM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
>>>>> Peter,
>>>>> Yes, I agree that 25 MB is about all we can fit on the DVD - we 
>>>>> are running out of space on our distribution. Will the browser 
>>>>> based demo work without connecting to the internet? (which is our 
>>>>> aim for all demos).
>>>>> Of note, probably the most valuable part of being involved in 
>>>>> osgeolive is the one page marketing document which you would be 
>>>>> expected to write, and which many people make use of. (It is being 
>>>>> translated into 6 languages at the moment)
>>>>> With regards to schedule, to meet the 4.5 release, you will need 
>>>>> to have everything ready by 31 Jan 2011 (our feature freeze date). 
>>>>> Is that achievable?
>>>>> On 09/12/10 19:36, Peter Baumann wrote:
>>>>>> Cameron-
>>>>>> thanks for the invitation! I have skimmed over it, and one issue 
>>>>>> is the work required to make it downloadable (I had thought that 
>>>>>> the DVD really is a burnt image); have to check with the agenda 
>>>>>> for the next 4 months. But the major issue is that the demo which 
>>>>>> I find nice :) , and we have straight on hand, is -hm- large: 85 
>>>>>> GB. This is the demo available at www.earthlook.org. While we 
>>>>>> might cut it down a little bit it is the n-D capability which 
>>>>>> makes it stand out, so any cut would net trim down substantially.
>>>>>> Now I understand that this is at least one order of magnitude 
>>>>>> above what you can reasonably put on the Live repo. The next best 
>>>>>> thing is a standard demo which uses small, non-georeferenced 
>>>>>> imagery (actually not geo imagery, but suited to show QL 
>>>>>> functionality - see example attached). All the examples in the 
>>>>>> rasdaman ql guide rely on them, and we could set up a 
>>>>>> browser-based interface for playing with it. Would that be of 
>>>>>> interest? Footprint ~ 25 MB including stripped binaries.
>>>>>> -Peter
>>>>>> On 12/09/2010 08:51 AM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
>>>>>>> Peter,
>>>>>>> I'd like to recommend Rasdaman be included in the next release 
>>>>>>> of OSGeo-Live, which I personally feel is one of the most 
>>>>>>> valuable marketing tools of OSGeo (and why I'm involved in it).
>>>>>>> But before doing so, I'd like to determine whether you have 
>>>>>>> sufficient time to commit to getting Rasdaman ready for release.
>>>>>>> The process for packaging is described here: 
>>>>>>> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Add_Project
>>>>>>> Can you please scan over it these pages, and tell me if you are 
>>>>>>> able to create the required packaging and documentation in line 
>>>>>>> with the schedule below ...

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