[Live-demo] Another OSGeo-Live BoF at FOSS4G today after OSGeo AGM

Jeremy Morley Jeremy.Morley at nottingham.ac.uk
Wed Sep 25 12:21:27 PDT 2013


Good to meet you and everyone else at FOSS4G. The Live-DVD BoF was one of
the few things I made it to!

I had two specific things.  Firstly, as mentioned in the meeting, a way to
set proxy information system-wide, including in the various applications,
would be particularly useful.

Secondly, is there any chance of a 7.1 version sooner than the 7.5 release
that includes QGIS 2?..


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On 25/09/2013 18:47, "Angelos Tzotsos" <gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com> wrote:

>Hi all,
>What an exciting OSGeoLive BOF meeting at FOSS4G!
>Even though we did not manage to meet for a second time, we did join the
>Edu BOF and lots of ideas came from that direction too.
>Summing up:
>1. Documentation.
>     - Many expressed that translation process is not working as it
>should (outdated pages get published, tracking outdated pages in not
>possible with stats page etc). It has been proposed to use something
>like Transifex to manage our translations. Also, outdated pages should
>be blocked by the system from being released.
>     - Education is an important goal for OSGeoLive, we need to find a
>way for ICA-OSGeo Labs to be able to add new tutorials, workshop
>material etc. We should probably re-think this download launcher we have
>at the Live desktop and make it work again... perhaps pointing to the
>ICA-OSGeo repository.
>     - It was proposed to move ALL documentation into debian package(s),
>in order to be able to provide updates to it.
>     - PDF creation was discussed in order to provide our docs to
>students as a handbook.
>     - Find a way to update and build docs within the Live disk (eg by
>not deleting the svn files)
>2. Build/Development:
>     - Create Java packages outside Launchpad (using binaries) in order
>to finally make OSGeoLive a meta-package. I was told we will have more
>packagers on this ;) This would enable future OSGeoLive versions to have
>an upgrade path...
>     - Create vagrant machines to be able to make debugging easy for the
>     - Cloud deployment of OSGeoLive on Synnefo for demonstration
>     - There was a suggestion for full CI solution like Jenkins
>3. Code:
>     - LOTS of people on the meeting want the project to move on git
>(preferably on an OSGeo infrastructure). I would like to hear them on
>the mailing list too. I am long ago in favor of that switch. It seems I
>am not alone anymore...
>4. Data:
>     - For 7.5 we should ask all projects to use only common data sets.
>This is a big thing, similar to the Java cleanup we did for 6.0...
>5. Distribution:
>     - It was suggested that each conference should ask each delegate if
>they want OSGeoLive on a DVD or on a USB drive. If a USB is selected (I
>guess most of them would) then charge a couple of more $ on conference
>registration. Wonderful suggestion IMO
>     - There was a suggestion for creating postcards as a marketing
>Lets open the discussion on the above and see what can be done for 7.5
>On 09/20/2013 11:37 AM, Astrid Emde wrote:
>> Hello,
>> yesterday we had a very good meeting with people interested in
>> We were more than 15 participant.
>> We talked about a lot of topics and nearly missed the Gala dinner ;)
>> You find the topics we discussed about on the BoF FOSS4G wiki page:
>> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2013_BirdsOfAFeather#OSGeo-Live
>> Please add your name if you want.
>> TODAY we want to meet again.
>> We will meet after the OSGeo GML. We still have to find a room.
>> it looked like some of you want to discuss more about the documentation
>> and about packaging and build process.
>> Today from 9-10 we are also invited to the Education and ICA-OSGeo Labs
>> meeting
>> When - Friday 20th September at 09:00 -10:00 in the GeoCamp Marquee
>> See you in the evening at next OSGeo-Live BoF meeting
>> Astrid
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>Angelos Tzotsos
>Remote Sensing Laboratory
>National Technical University of Athens
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