[Live-demo] RE: MapGuide on LiveDVD 5.0

Johan Van de Wauw johan.vandewauw at gmail.com
Thu Jul 7 03:13:29 PDT 2011

On Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 1:34 AM, Cameron Shorter
<cameron.shorter at gmail.com> wrote:
> Peter Rieks, (autodesk),
> As explained by Trevor, there are technical barriers causing a reasonable
> amount off effort required to include MapGuide on the latest OSGeo-Live, and
> consequently Peter suggests that MapGuide shouldn't be included on the next
> release, and due to MapGuide's size and limited space on OSGeo-Live, it will
> be challenging re-introducing MapGuide later.
> It would be good to keep all applications on OSGeo-Live, and as such I'd
> like to investigate what options we have available to us to move forward.

Not really a solution for the space problems, but I think we could
leave the project overview, quickstart and maybe some documentation on
the live dvd, but refer to a web server which runs the mapguide demo.
That keeps our overview complete - even if the project itself is not
on the dvd.


> On 6/07/2011 1:31 AM, Trevor Wekel wrote:
>> Moving discussion to the list...
>> Implementing native compilation on Ubuntu 11 for MapGuide and Fdo will
>> take some time.  As such, we will be unable to make the LiveDVD 5 deadlines.
>>  We are already past the cut off for the install scripts.
>> I understand that taking MapGuide off the LiveDVD will "free up" space
>> which will quickly be consumed.  If MapGuide cannot be fit onto LiveDVD 5.5,
>> may I suggest that we move to a multi-dvd set.  Perhaps a "Desktop" DVD and
>> a "Server" DVD.  4.77GB for 40+ projects is quite small.
>> Regards,
>> Trevor
>> From: Cameron Shorter
>> Sent: July 4, 2011 11:12 PM
>> To: Trevor Wekel
>> Cc: Jackie Ng
>> Subject: Re: MapGuide on LiveDVD 5.0
>> On 5/07/2011 1:57 PM, Trevor Wekel wrote:
>> Hi Cameron,
>>  Unfortunately, Jackie and I have not had time to correct the issues
>> highlighted by Hamish from the alpha build logs.  The package dependencies
>> are especially problematic since they will likely require native builds of
>> FDO and MapGuide on Ubuntu 11.  Jackie and I have decided that it would be
>> better to concentrate our LiveDVD efforts on the next release (5.5 in Jan
>> 2012).  For this release, please exclude MapGuide from the LiveDVD.
>>  Regards,
>> Trevor
>> Trevor, sorry to hear that you haven't had time to look at Mapguide. Would
>> you mind sending this email to the osgeo-live list,
>> live-demo at lists.osgeo.org, as there will likely be others with an opinion,
>> and possibly someone who can help you. Also, we need to let people know if
>> the contents of the DVD is decreasing.
>> One last comment. Mapguide is the largest installed application on
>> osgeo-live. If we remove it now, and other applications are installed in its
>> place, it will be difficult to find enough space to fit it back in.
> On 6/07/2011 9:13 AM, maplabs at light42.com wrote:
>> if I recall, MapGuide is 4x larger than the nearest second size, and  10x
>> larger than most ordinary packages
>> Put another way, it is by far the largest package, and takes up the space
>> of at least 5 big packages, by itself
>> There is nothing else even close to its size - it is disproportionally
>> larger than anything else
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