[Live-demo] Call for interest in OSGeo-Live 6.0

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Mon Apr 30 04:27:24 PDT 2012

We are starting to build the 6.0 OSGeo-Live <http://live.osgeo.org/> DVD 
which will be released in September 2012, ready for FOSS4G 2012 as well 
as many other spatial conferences. This upcoming version will be built 
upon the stable Xubuntu 12.04 Long Term Support (LTS) release. 
Documentation will be translated into eight languages, now also 
including Chinese and Catalan.

Any new applications?
    We would like to hear from anyone wishing to add new projects to
    OSGeo-Live, anyone wishing to extend or add extra translations, or
    anyone who has ideas on how we should shape the upcoming release. 

    Key Priorities for next release

Package Updates
    Migrate to Xubuntu 12.04 LTS 
    Update and test latest stable software releases 

Migrating to OpenJDK
    Due to Oracles changed license conditions for Sun-Java, Ubuntu users
    are now strongly encouraging to move to OpenJDK instead of Sun Java,
    due to both improvements in OpenJDK, and difficult licencing
    conditions with Sun Java. As such, we will be endevouring to move
    all java based applications to OpenJDK (instead of Sun Java). 

Disk Space
    We have reached our DVD size limits, and need to be creative about
    saving space and disciplined in not losing space to duplication. We
    hope to ship a single Java and single Tomcat version this time, in
    addition to further consolidation around shared sample datasets. 

    With Quality being a key focus area for us, we need lots of help
    with testing. 

    Key Milestones

    10 Jul 2012 Feature Freeze 
    07 Aug 2012 User Acceptance Test (all Apps installed and working) 
    28 Aug 2012 Final ISO sent to printers 

... full schedule 

    About OSGeo-Live

OSGeo-live is an XUbuntu <http://xubuntu.org/> based distribution of 
Geospatial Open Source Software, available via a Live DVD, Virtual 
Machine and USB. You can use OSGeo-Live to try a wide variety of open 
source geospatial software without installing anything.

Cameron Shorter
Geospatial Solutions Manager
Tel: +61 (0)2 8570 5050
Mob: +61 (0)419 142 254

Think Globally, Fix Locally
Geospatial Solutions enhanced with Open Standards and Open Source

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