[Live-demo] Re: ArcheOS and OSGeo-Live?

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Sun Nov 7 14:15:43 PST 2010

  Hello Luca,
I'm CCing the OSGeo-Live list, as there are others who will be 
interested and will likely wish to contribute ideas.

I think the next step would be for you to have a look at our build 
process and see whether you would be comfortable adopting this process 
to build ArcheOS. (I'm hoping you will find it will save you lots of 
time and effort, especially as we will help you adopt it).
Our main wiki jump page is here: http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Disc

I expect you to be particularly interested in:
* How to add a project to the build process: 

* Our proposed schedule for the next release (in March):

* Our more detailed and full build process we follow: 

Could you please skim over these docs, and let us know whether they 
would work in with your goals for ArcheOS.

On 8/11/2010 3:15 AM, luca wrote:
> Hi Cameron,
> We would be happy to collaborate. Geospatial software are very 
> important for ArcheOS. We also think that both projects could gain a 
> lot sharing the workload. probably there will be also some 
> problematics in common between the two distributions. Actually we are 
> trying to get a stronger connection between Geospatial software and 
> other kind of programs we use in archaeology.
> We hope to hear you soon,
> nice greetings,
> Luca Bezzi
> On 06/11/10 21:06, Cameron Shorter wrote:
>> Alessandro, Luca, Fabrizio, Denis, Rupert,, Gluseppe,
>> I see that you are building a LiveDVD specifically for the 
>> Archaeological community. This is great.
>> As I'm involved in the OSGeo-Live  project, I'm aware of how much 
>> effort is involved in building a quality distribution, especially in 
>> the area of installing software and then testing it, and keeping 
>> documentation up to date, and so on.
>> I suggest that both our projects could gain a lot by sharing the 
>> workload.
>> For OSGeo-Live, we have application developers maintain and test 
>> their own install scripts.
>> We have a comprehensive build process, which installs all 
>> applications and builds a new release in under 24 hours. The 
>> installed packages are set from a list of packages, which could be 
>> changed for the ArcheOS distribution.
>> We have all projects writing project overviews and quickstarts, which 
>> are currently being translated into Italian, Spanish, Greek, Japanese 
>> and German.
>> From our point of view, we'd love to have your detailed interest in 
>> specific applications which would lead to greater quality for both 
>> our distributions.
>> So what do you say, are you interested?
>> On 05/11/10 22:45, Markus Neteler wrote:
>>> On Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 11:05 AM, Mathieu 
>>> Baudier<mbaudier at argeo.org>  wrote:
>>>> Hello,
>>>> I have been asked to analyze how FLOSS software could help to support
>>>> an archaeological program that would take place in remote mountainous
>>>> corners of Central Asia.
>>>> I pretty much see which sensors and software to use for the small
>>>> scale part, where standard GPS precision is enough.
>>>> But the most important part is a large scale work, where they need a
>>>> much higher precision in order to position their findings and draw
>>>> very precise maps of the excavation sites.
>>>> When they work in Europe they have sensors and are in a context which
>>>> give them a precision of the millimeter.
>>>> For this project they know that they won't have access to the same
>>>> tooling and they could live with a precision of the centimeter.
>>>> My questions to the list therefore are:
>>>> - is it relevant to use "our" usual FOSS4G software (GRASS, QGIS,
>>>> etc.) for such tasks? or do only CAD tools make sense?
>>> ...
>>> Here a LiveCD pointer:
>>> ArcheOS: http://www.archeos.eu
>>> Screenshots 1: 
>>> http://www.arc-team.com/archeos/wiki/doku.php?id=screenshots
>>> Screenshots 2: http://www.archeos.eu/wiki/doku.php?id=screenshots
>>> Markus
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Cameron Shorter
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