Res: [Live-demo] [Annouce] GISVM Base
rpinho_eng at yahoo.com.br
Fri Apr 8 10:34:39 PDT 2011
After several people asking about the differences between GISVM and OSGeo Live
projects, I must clarify some points, specially to the members of this list.
As some of you probably know, GISVM concept was used, with my direct
participation, on the building process of FOSS4G 2009 LiveDVD (Arramagong).
Since then, that concept is used for building the OSGeo Live, that resulted on
the LiveDVD for FOSS4G 2010 and is growing fast with excellent results.
GISVM was launched in 2008, an independent project, not sponsored by OSGeo, and
is dedicated exclusive for providing "Virtual Machines" for Open Source GIS
These different goals results on completely different products!
But, these two projects have much in common, and can help each other.
Just like GISVM helped OSGeo to build it's LiveDVD.
GISVM can receive help from OSGeo Live by being able to use their huge number of
And I can see several other ways of collaboration.
For start, I would suggest to all "install script" developers to use "GISVM
Base" for creating and testing their scrips.
If it works on GISVM Base it will probably work on OSGeo Live.
To include your applications on GISVM Base, it is as simple as adapting your
current OSGeo Live install script.
GISVM is a GPL Free project and is hosted by sourgeforge:
The current Base scripts are available at:
If you want to participate on it, just contact me.
Your contribution will be much appreciated!
De: Ricardo Pinho <rpinho_eng at yahoo.com.br>
Para: live-demo at lists.osgeo.org
Enviadas: Quinta-feira, 7 de Abril de 2011 1:40:38
Assunto: [Live-demo] [Annouce] GISVM Base
We are proud to announce the new “GISVM BASE”.
Available now for FREE DOWNLOAD at: http://gisvm.com
GISVM ("GIS Virtual Machine") is a Ubuntu Linux distribution for GIS users,
packaged as a virtual machine, a completely isolated computer that can be run
in a window inside your current operating system.
This new BASE edition, based on a minimum Ubuntu 10.10 installation, provides
the user with simple Double Click install scripts for an unlimited possible
number of open-source GIS packages.This way, users are FREE to build their own
GISVM by installing the desired GIS packages.
By the time of this announcement these are the available install scripts:
- Quantum GIS / Grass
We plan to keep adding more install scripts, depending on the users feedback and
PLEASE REGISTER ON THE GISVM USER MAILLING LIST and help us improve this new
We would also appreciate it if you SPREAD THE WORD. Put it in your blog, forum,
facebook, twitter, webpage, and so on.
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