[Live-demo] Three weeks till Geospatial Live DVD 3.0 feature freeze

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at lisasoft.com
Thu Jan 14 02:59:31 PST 2010

Do you want your favorite project on the next Geospatial Live DVD?

It is now decision time for determining what software will be stored on 
the upcoming Arramagong GIS Live DVD, release 3.0. We have a feature 
freeze in 3 weeks which means the Live DVD will be ready for a number of 
large geospatial conferences in April 2010. (If we have enough 
volunteers, we will be able to have the release ready for the German 
Speaking conference in March as well).

We have built our first 3.0-alpha1 release of Arramagong based on 
XUbuntu 9.10, with a few glitches in some packages. We hope projects 
will help us fix these over the next few weeks.

    Build logs at: http://download.osgeo.org/livedvd/3.0-alpha1/ 

We are now calling on projects to:

By 7 February 2010 (Feature Freeze):

   1. Verify which version of stable software will be installed on the
      liveDVD. Priority will be given to software already packaged for
      Ubuntu. Tell us, and update the package list:

   2. Update install scripts to work with Ubuntu 9.10

By 28 February 2010 (Final Release Candidate):

   1. Test the project's application in the LiveDVD and fix all bugs
   2. Optional: refine documentation & general look and feel

Full Schedule is here: 

    About Arramagong

Arramagong is based on XUbuntu 9.10 <http://xubuntu.org>, and allows 
people to try a wide variety of open source geospatial software without 
installing anything. It is 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 stack of popular GeoSpatial Open Source Applications included on the 
Arramagong LiveDVD includes:

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


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

Build process is at: http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/GISVM_Build

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

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