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

Angelos Tzotsos gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com
Sat Jun 23 15:11:16 PDT 2012

Hi everyone,

I would like to announce that before feature freeze of OSGeoLive 6.0 (10 
July) we are planning to release one final alpha version of the 
distribution in the next couple of days.

Until now the major issue has been using OpenJDK7 as the default Java 
VM. So basically now is a good time for the projects affected by this 
change to step in and update their installation scripts or/and their 

Based on my latest tests on alpha3 we have the following results:

What was fixed from alpha2:
- 52nWPS and SOS.
- Kosmo
- Mapnik is installed now but has demo issues
- OpenCPN
- pgRouting
- Spatialite
- Zygrib (still has some issues)
- liblas

New issues from alpha2:
- GeoServer not working (JAVA_HOME not configured, openjdk7 issue)
- GeoNetwork not working (same as GeoServer)
- Maptiler was not installed

Old issues still here:
- 52nWSS not working
- gpsdrive failed to install
- Mapfish failed to install
- Gosmore freezes
- ossim failed to install
- rasdaman failed to install
- tinyows failed to install
- zoo-project (broken demo)

Still including custom Sun-Java JRE:
- uDig
- Kosmo

Projects not listed above pass all tests and are fine at the moment...

Please let us know what is the status of the project you are involved 
in, based on the above issue report.
As always I will issue a 24h notice before starting the new build for 
everyone to commit their last minute changes.

Best regards,

On 04/30/2012 02:27 PM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
> 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.
> Testing
>    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 
> <http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0Al9zh8DjmU_RdE1SYUN3YWJ2N1NpSUczbW9IRWZNclE&hl=en_GB> 
>    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.
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Angelos Tzotsos
Remote Sensing Laboratory
National Technical University of Athens

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