[Live-demo] Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Goals and schedule for OSGeo-Live 4.5

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Thu Nov 25 23:21:13 PST 2010

Landon, thanks for your quick response.

On 26/11/2010 7:16 AM, Landon Blake wrote:
> Cameron,
> OpenJUMP is on Version 1.4.2. I added this version to the spreadsheet.
Thanks, can you please confirm that for the feature freeze on 31 Jan, 
you intend to be installing 1.4.2 onto OSGeo-Live.

> Do you know where I can download the Project Overview for OpenJUMP 
> from last-year's DVD so I can see if it needs updates?
Overviews are published here:

And source files are here:

Could you please also create a QuickStart document.

How to create documentation is described here:

> Did all of the software on last year's DVD end up being packaged as a DEB?
No, we have not been packaging software as .deb files (although some 
projects have done so themselves).

> Landon
> *From:*discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org 
> [mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] *On Behalf Of *Cameron Shorter
> *Sent:* Thursday, November 25, 2010 12:02 PM
> *To:* live-demo at lists.osgeo.org; OSGeo Discussions
> *Subject:* [OSGeo-Discuss] Goals and schedule for OSGeo-Live 4.5
> We are starting to build the 4.5 OSGeo-Live <http://live.osgeo.org> 
> DVD and want to hear from all included projects, translators, 
> packagers, users, testers or others who wish to help improve 
> OSGeo-Live. OSGeo-Live 4.5 will be released mid March 2011, ready for 
> a number of big GeoSpatial conferences soon after.
> Focus on this next release will be on improved Quality and Translating 
> documentation.
>     Packaged projects - which version?
> Could each project please tell us which version is intended to be 
> included. Status is maintained here 
> <https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0Al9zh8DjmU_RdGIzd0VLLTBpQVJuNVlHMlBWSDhKLXc&hl=en_GB#gid=8>. 
> Understanding what will, or will not change helps us coordinate 
> reviewers and testers. We will be building from the Xubuntu 10.04 
> base, which is the same as last release.
> If you have a established, stable project which you would like 
> included on OSGeo-Live, then please talk to us about it.
>     Use Natural Earth dataset for examples
> In order to ensure consistency and reduce disk space used, we ask 
> that, where appropriate, examples use the common Natural Earth 
> dataset, as explained here 
> <http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Add_Project#Example_Datasets>.
>     Translations
> We expect to have main pages, Project Overviews and possibly OGC 
> Standard Overviews translated into multiple languages for this next 
> release. People have already translated much of the documentation into 
> German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Greek.
> Could all projects please update your English Project Overviews as 
> soon as you can to give translators enough time to translate.
> Please contact us if you are able to help with translation, or would 
> like to translate a new language. The process is described here 
> <http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Translate>.
>     Quick Starts
> Half the packaged projects had Quick Starts written for the last 
> release (4.0) and we'd like to see Quick Starts for all projects for 
> the next release. One of our users has volunteered to review Quick 
> Starts for usability and help projects capture screen grabs. This is a 
> big job and we'd like to hear from anyone else who'd can help out.
> Again, could projects please update Quick Starts early to allow time 
> for review and screen grabs.
>     User Testing
> With ~ 50 applications to be packaged on the next OSGeo-Live, our core 
> OSGeo-Live team have not had time to run all the Quickstart 
> applications. We would really like some help. If you have very little 
> experience with OSGeo software, then all the better, as you would be 
> like a typical first time user of OSGeo-Live.
> Running this user testing is one of the best ways to become familiar 
> with the breath of OSGeo Software available. If interested, please 
> join the OSGeo List, and start running Quick Starts as soon as they 
> have been completed by projects.
>     OGC Standard Overviews
> The OGC have already written one page overviews 
> <http://live.osgeo.org/standards/standards.html> for half the OGC 
> standards and have committed to writing up the remaining standards for 
> then next release. We will be calling on the standards community to 
> help review these standards to ensure they are accurate, clear and 
> understandable.
>     Key Milestones
> 24 Jan 2011 Application Overviews ready for Review
> 31 Jan 2011 Application Feature Freeze
> 21 Feb 2011 Deliver to User Acceptance Test
> 14 Mar 2011 Final sent to printers
> ... full schedule 
> <http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0Al9zh8DjmU_RdE1SYUN3YWJ2N1NpSUczbW9IRWZNclE&hl=en_GB> 
>     About OSGeo-Live
> OSGeo-live is an XUbuntu <http://xubuntu.org> based distribution of 
> Geospatial Open Source Software, available via a Live DVD, Virtual 
> Machine and soon to be released USB. You can use OSGeo-Live to try a 
> wide variety of open source geospatial software without installing 
> anything.
>     Contact Us?
> Website: http://live.osgeo.org
> Mailing List: http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/live-demo
> or contact Cameron Shorter directly at: cameronD O TshorterATlisasoftD 
> O Tcom.
> Source: http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Disc_Press_Release_11
> -- 
> Cameron Shorter
> Geospatial Director
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