[Live-demo] RE: MapGuide on LiveDVD 5.0

Trevor Wekel trevor_wekel at otxsystems.com
Thu Jul 7 06:42:52 PDT 2011

Hi Johan,

Ubuntu is a significant distribution and we currently support it by deb packaging CentOS 5 binaries.  It's not a great solution but it did work for Ubuntu 9 and 10.  With Ubuntu 11, the package differences between CentOS 5 and Ubuntu 11 are too significant for this approach to work.  This has forced us to finally move to native compilation on Ubuntu 11.

It will simply take time to fix up all the third party dependencies and update the build procedure to be Ubuntu 11 compatible.  I am moving the process forward in my off hours.  To hit LiveDVD 5.0 timelines, I would need to work on it full time.

So I wouldn't say "hard to install on Ubuntu".  It's more like "haven't got around to compiling on Ubuntu".


-----Original Message-----
From: Johan Van de Wauw [mailto:johan.vandewauw at gmail.com] 
Sent: July 7, 2011 5:43 AM
To: Cameron Shorter
Cc: Trevor Wekel; Milton Lofberg; Geoff Zeiss; live-demo at lists.osgeo.org
Subject: Re: [Live-demo] RE: MapGuide on LiveDVD 5.0

On Thu, Jul 7, 2011 at 1:21 PM, Cameron Shorter
<cameron.shorter at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm very reluctant to have documentation on OSGeo-Live for an application
> which is not included.
> Note that OSGeo-Live is being handed out to first time users, and if us
> developers find it hard to install the application, then newbies will find
> it even harder.

Hard to install on ubuntu. Which in fact could be solved by running a
virtual machine with centos running mapguide, which is not an option
for a live dvd.

In fact, we can update the overview [0] to limit to red hat/centos and
windows (or whatever is appropriate), instead of 'linux and windows'.
And specify that this is the reason why it is not included on the live


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