[Live-demo] ORFEO Toolbox in OSGeoLive?

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Wed Jan 12 13:44:30 PST 2011

Thank you Manual for these clarifications.

I'm heartened by all your answers, and I'm +1 for including OTB on 
Assuming that there are no other questions or objections from our 
community, I'd encourage you to start packaging OTB as per:

If you wish to make the next release, can you please aim to have install 
script and Overview and Quickstart text complete by 31 January.

On 13/01/2011 4:41 AM, Manuel Grizonnet wrote:
> Hi all,
> I answer below to questions about OTB before moving forward:
> 1. OSGeo-Live is targeted at applications that people can use rather
> than libraries that are included into other applications. Does ORFEO
> Toolbox have a user interface (possibly command line interface) that a
> user can interact with and try out ORFEO Toolbox?
> ->Yes the software Monteverdi based on OTB provide a user interface 
> and an architecture which allows building processing chains by 
> selecting modules from a set of menus. It supports raster and vector 
> dataThe architecture takes advantage of the streaming and 
> multi-threading capabilities of the OTB pipeline. It also uses cool 
> features as processing on demand and automagic file format I/O. The 
> application is called Monteverdi, since this is the name of the Orfeo 
> composer <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claudio_Monteverdi>.  The 
> application is also packaged on Ubuntu, you can find more informations 
> here : http://www.orfeo-toolbox.org/otb/monteverdi.html
> Moreover the otb-app package provides OTB processing chain (command 
> line interface) which are also accessible through user interface 
> (standalone qt application or qgis plugins)
> 2. OSGeo-Live is memory and disk constrained.
> Can ORFEO Toolbox run in 512 Meg or RAM?
> ->Yes, we already provide in the past Live OTB which works on this 
> type of platforms. The application monteverdi was developped in the 
> frame of capacity building activities and it works on PC with memory 
> and disk constrained (512 Mo of RAM is enough to run the application 
> and do basic processing).
> How much disk space will be required to install ORFEO Toolbox and a
> suitable example application.
> -> otb package 10 Mo, monteverdi package 10 Mo, otb-app 15 Mo
> What datasets would be required for a demonstration? Can you make use of
> the naturalearth dataset already installed, or would you need something
> else?
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Add_Project#Example_Datasets
> -> I do not know this dataset, I think that we can use this dataset. 
> We provide also on our repository extract of remote sensing data which 
> are used as examples in the software guide and in the OTB tutorial. 
> http://hg.orfeo-toolbox.org/OTB-Data/
> Our documentation (description of algorithms, input images, examples 
> and results) are automatically generated each time when we update the 
> software guide to ensure that results which appear in the 
> documentation are results provided by the library.
> We can pointed out interesting "Toy example" if you want which will 
> give an overview of OTB functionnalities on the Live DVD?
> 3. You mention that ORFEO is in OSGeo incubation. I can't see ORFEO
> listed athttp://osgeo.org. Have you started incubation, or are you on
> the waiting list to start incubation?
> -> Sorry, I only open a ticket on the OSGeo website to start the 
> incubation process for now...
> 4. Stability is very important to us on OSGeo-Live. Do you have a bug
> free, stable release, which has been rolled out to production in a
> number of locations?
> -> The last OTB release 3.8.0 and monteverdi 1.6.0 are the latest 
> stable release. OTB validation is mainly driven by a platform of 
> automatic tests (based on cmake, ctest and cdash). The library is 
> continuously and intensively tests on numerous platforms. There are 
> more than 1500 tests currently in the library...
> http://dash.orfeo-toolbox.org/index.php?project=OTB
> 5. I notice the CeCILL licence you use is not listed on OSI list of
> licences. Has license been discussed and resolved on the
> OSGeo-Incubation list?
> -> I am not aware of any discussions about the licence, Cecill is a 
> free software license (adapted to french legal matter) compatible with 
> GPL : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CeCILL
> 6. Do you have a person (maybe yourself?) prepared to volunteer to be
> the OSGeo-Live representative, who will take responsibility for liaising
> between the project and OSGeo-Live and make sure that scripts and
> documentation are updated for each release.
> -> No problem for liaising between OSGeo and OTB. There is also an OTB 
> packages team on launchpad with contacts : https://launchpad.net/~otb 
> <https://launchpad.net/%7Eotb>
> Regards,
> Manuel
> 2011/1/11 Manuel Grizonnet <manuel.grizonnet at gmail.com 
> <mailto:manuel.grizonnet at gmail.com>>
>     Hi Johan,
>     I think that's some words in your answers are missing... "it is
>     already packaged and...???"
>     2011/1/11 Johan Van de Wauw <johan.vandewauw at gmail.com
>     <mailto:johan.vandewauw at gmail.com>>
>         Since
>         On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 11:38 AM, Manuel Grizonnet
>         <manuel.grizonnet at gmail.com
>         <mailto:manuel.grizonnet at gmail.com>> wrote:
>             The toolbox (and also related projects) are also provided
>             as binary packages for Windows, Mac and recently also on
>             Linux Platforms. An OTB repository is available on
>             launchpad.net <http://launchpad.net> for Ubuntu platforms
>             (9.10,10.4,10.10) and also for OpenSuse platforms.
>         it is already packaged and
>             OTB is under incubation for OSGeo Project.
>         I think it would be a very good idea to include OTB on the
>         live disk.
>     -- 
>     Manuel
> -- 
> Manuel
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