[Live-demo] Last call for new projects wishing to be includedon OSGeo-Live

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Sat Jun 4 06:23:35 PDT 2011

Mark, Kip,
As suggested by Alex, would the Optics project like to be included on 
the OSGeo-Live DVD? http://live.osgeo.org

Details about getting an application on OSGeo-Live are listed below:

On 04/06/11 10:13, Alex Mandel wrote:
> On 06/03/2011 04:54 PM, maplabs at light42.com wrote:
>>>> I recall some disagreement about this policy in the past
>>> the disagreement re unpackaged postgis in the past was not about
>>> policy, it was about technicality: there were unresolved file
>>> system conflicts between the two proposed versions. policy just
>>> stated that the stable/provided/packaged version won out in that
>>> case.
>> I am very familiar with the layout of PostGIS, and somewhat with PostgreSQL
>> (I say somewhat because it is a truly deep piece of work..)
>> there were not "unresolved file  system conflicts between the two
>> proposed versions"
>> however, I am not a lawyer, linux distribution architect, nor enemy
>> I am not eager to scrap over technicalities, so I bring this up now
>> better to hash it out well before any deadlines
>> there are a few goodies in PostGIS 2.0 that a lot of people will benefit
>> from seeing
>> once again, I suspect I will advocate for PostGIS 2.0 to be included
>> I suspect PostGIS will be finished before the deadlines, but not much
>> before
>> I suspect that the packaging will not be ready in Ubuntu GIS
>>    best regards from California
>>     -Brian
> Does Postgis 2.0 require Postgres 9? Natty still has 8.4, it is possible
> to backport 9.0 from Oneiric but that takes someone doing it and posting
> it to ubuntugis.
> I don't dispute the goodies for those in the know, but the more time we
> spend custom tweaking each package the less we have to make the overall
> experience better. So I'm going to stick to if it's ubuntugis or a
> similar repo we'll take it, if it's source only just to get the newest
> I'll pass till the next release. That is after all why we keep releasing
> every 6 months.
> There is a parallel theme here, my goal is put versions on the disc that
> the average user can go out and install on their own. So the existence
> of a deb package is the key to win me over.
> We'll have to see how this one in particular plays out. If there's a
> stable release by July I think it's possible.
> Thanks,
> Alex
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