[Live-demo] Re: [OpenLayers-Dev] Openlayers looking very amateur on OSGeo-Live DVD

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Mon Jul 26 16:48:10 PDT 2010

Indeed, I could document and package up Openlayers, but I'm stretched to 
the max helping to get the next release of the OSGeo-Live out the door 
looking as professional as possible, and I'm crying out for some help.

In particular, I'm focusing on getting some really professional 
documentation created for the 40+ applications on the LiveDVD, which we 
are achieving by:
1. Having written some very simple steps and templates to make it easy 
to create docs.
2. Ensuring we have at least one person (who is not the author) review 
all created documentation. (I've volunteered for this task)

So if someone could help out I'd be greatly appreciative.

On 27/07/10 07:06, Tim Schaub wrote:
> Hey Cameron-
> As an OpenLayers Project Steering Committee member, and someone
> intimately familiar with the OSGeo-Live DVD, it seems like you would be
> the perfect candidate for buffing up the OpenLayers presence on the DVD.
> Any chance you could make some quick changes to make us look less
> unprofessional?  I imagine it would require a lot more effort from
> anyone else to get set up with the DVD resources.
> Thanks,
> Tim
> On 7/25/10 3:30 PM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
>> I'm very concerned about the unprofessional impression left by the
>> Openlayers installation on the OSGeo-Live DVD when compared with the
>> other packages.
>> I think this primarily stems from there being no representative from the
>> Openlayers community stepping forward to be a point of contact to
>> coordinate between Openlayers and OSGeo-Live packagers - as has been the
>> case with other projects.
>> In particular:
>> * We don't have a 1 page overview doc, written in RST format - which is
>> converted into very professional output. How to write it is written here:
>> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Add_Project#Application_Overview
>> * Ideally, we'd also have a Quick Start written too. (Although this is
>> not mandatory this time around)
>> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Add_Project#Application_Quick_Start
>> * I don't think we have an Openlayers icon which opens up the Openlayers
>> example yet, which would require some tweaking of the bash install script.
>> * I think Openlayers still needs the CD to be connected to the internet
>> to show basemaps, rather than working effectively offline.
>> If anyone thinks they can tackle any of the above tasks, could you
>> please speak up. Feel free to contact me directly to discuss if you like.

Cameron Shorter
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