[Live-demo] OSGeoLive at Intergeo 2011

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Sat Nov 19 13:32:53 PST 2011


Thank you for the feedback. It does seem like a shame to hear that that 
OSGeo-Live DVDs were not marketed to their full potential, especially 
since a large proportion of contributors to OSGeo-Live are German 
speaking, and there has been a significant effort put into translating 
OSGeo-Live documentation into German.
Astrid, it will be good to see a few people help you make this happen at 
future events.

regarding the packaging of prune, could you please try out the 5.0 
version of osgeolive, and if prune should be represented differently, 
then raise an issue and work through a fix with us.

On 19/11/2011 10:47 AM, Astrid Emde wrote:
> Hello activityworkshop,
> thanks for your feedback about OSGeo-Live on Intergeo 2011. It was
> definitely a shame that we did not manage to print the new version 5.0 for
> Intergeo 2011. We were looking for volunteers to organize the printing but
> we did not find someone in the end.
> I hope that next year we will provide the DVD on FOSSGIS conference in
> Dessau in march 2012 and also on Intergeo 2012. I will try to organize the
> print and promote the DVD like I did in 2010 together with Lars.
> Best regards Astrid
> On Fri, November 18, 2011 8:07 pm, activityworkshop wrote:
>> I thought I'd give some feedback after a friend of mine picked up a copy
>> of OSGeoLive from this year's Intergeo conference in Nuremberg, Germany.
>> Sorry this feedback is a bit late.
>> - Firstly, it seems that although the OpenSource camp at the conference
>> was popular, the OSGeoLive DVD didn't have a high visibility.  If I hadn't
>> asked my friend in advance to pick me up a copy, he'd never have known
>> that there was such a DVD.  This contrasts greatly with the 2010
>> conference which was where I found out about the DVD in the first place -
>> in 2010 it was well publicised and even without asking, the attendees were
>> offered the free DVDs to try out.  Somehow this wasn't happening at all at
>> the 2011 conference, which is a shame. - Even when he knew to ask
>> specifically for the DVD, the people running the stands didn't know about
>> it, or how to get it.  In the end, he had to revisit the area three times
>> just to find someone who knew where the box of DVDs was. - He brought back
>> the DVD for me, but it was version 4.5 (from April 2011), not the latest
>> 5.0 which I guess should have been available in
>> time for the conference (September 2011).  That's not a problem that only
>> the 4.5 DVDs were available, but I'd expect them to make more of an effort
>> to give them away.  Now I guess they've got a pile of 4.5 DVDs which are
>> now not going to be used.
>> So I finally got to try out the DVD, and as I'd helped to put Prune on
>> the DVD, I was eager to try it out.  The DVD works great, but from a purely
>> personal view I was disappointed to see that Prune wasn't obvious in the
>> menus.  According to the contents pages it belongs to the category
>> "Navigation and maps", but I couldn't find Prune in that menu
>> (or any of the other category menus), or in any of the category folders
>> on the desktop.  Only by searching through all the other menus did I
>> finally find it (in Applications ->  Education for some reason).  Once I'd
>> found it, it seems to work fine, but I'd appreciate it if Prune's menu
>> item could be included in the GIS-related folders rather than the more
>> general-sounding "Education" folder. I don't know if this was fixed with
>> 5.0, because I haven't had a chance
>> to try it out yet.  I'll try and download it to check.
>> About the Intergeo itself though, I think the promotion of the DVD could
>> be greatly improved for next year's conference.  So much work has gone into
>> making the DVD useful, that it seems a shame that the ideal target
>> audience at the Intergeo isn't getting to hear more about it.
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