[Live-demo] How to add a new MacOS X package to the list

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Thu Apr 7 22:19:40 PDT 2011

Note udig desktop app was cut in the last round; and I would not mind having it back in the mix :-)

I think we may need to make the hard choice of just listing a web page linking to the downloads for mac and osx users...

At the very least having a web page would be nice for those who have been cut.

Jody Garnett

On Friday, 8 April 2011 at 9:03 AM, Alex Mandel wrote: 
> On 04/07/2011 03:37 PM, Hamish wrote:
> > Cameron 
> > > Consequently, when we start planning for the next OSGeo-Live
> > > release, I think we are going to revisit our options for space
> > > saving. At this point, I think it is likely that we will need to
> > > remove Windows and Mac installers from the standard ISO.
> So there's a more general issue, the mini iso has pretty much reached
> it's limit. If we want it to fit on a 4GB usb stick we can't put much
> more than another 200-300mb post compression (300-500 in the live mode).
> Once that's set there will always be some leftover space between the
> size of the mini and the 4.4 GB limit of a DVD. If we don't fill it with
> installers, what else would we put there?
> On this last run, at the last minute to make it burnable I made the
> decision to basically cut anything that wasn't a Desktop application.
> The reasoning, if you're going to be testing a web app, you probably
> have a server, and if you have a sever you probably have a decent
> internet connection (Yes I'm aware there are exceptions to this rule).
> Desktop applications however can be run and used almost in their
> entirety without ever needing the web, and hence those installers on
> disk being taken to remote parts of the world could run on whatever
> computer is there and require no internet to get started. So for version
> 5 I'm proposing a continuation of only desktop app installers on the ISO.
> That said, I'm open to other ways to decide what to put on the disc and
> I think that keeping an online page that links you to downloads of
> everything available or caching the installers (all of them) with 2x a
> year updates is a good idea.
> > what new projects were you considering adding? I think we may
> > start to see a leveling of the new [large] project curve. who's
> > left to still collect? :)
> > 
> > Opticks is one project that comes to mind as a possible invitee.
> Yes since there are applying for Incubation.
> > > We may move the installers to an OSGeo Server directory, and
> > > point people at this directory.
> > 
> > fwiw sync'ing that twice a year shouldn't be too much of a
> > burden, but keeping it always up to date is too much of a
> > maintenance time sink. A project-maintainable page on the wiki
> > for their contact info would be good too.
> > Beware your responsibility to also offer source for download
> > under the (L)GPL. pointing to the upstream's download-source page
> > is not enough*. (that goes for the disc too I guess, but it feels
> > more acute with a .dmg/.exe installer repository)
> > 
> > [*] as it might go away, such as when the makers of .ecw were
> > gobbled up by a larger megacorp who were not interested in keeping
> > the code under a Free license.
> > 
> > 
> > best,
> > Hamish
> Thanks,
> Alex
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