[Live-demo] Starting build cycle for OSGeo-Live 8.0

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Sun May 4 13:21:34 PDT 2014

We are starting the build cycle forOSGeo-Live 
<http://live.osgeo.org/>8.0 which will be released in September 2014, 
ready for theglobal FOSS4G conference in Portland 
<http://2014.foss4g.org/>. We would like to hear from anyone wishing to 
add new projects, anyone wishing to extend or add extra translations, or 
anyone who wants to contribute in code, testing or ideas on how we 
should shape the upcoming release.

Also, could all projects please reply to us with which stable version of 
their software should be included in this release. Ideally, projects 
should provide debian packages for this release.

    Key Milestones

    08 Jun 2014 All new applications installed, most old applications
    07 Jul 2014 Feature Freeze (all apps updated)
    27 Jul 2014 User Acceptance Test (all apps installed and working)
    17 Aug 2014 Final ISO sent to printers

... full schedule 

    Moving to Lubuntu 14.04 LTS

OSGeo-Live 8.0 will be built upon the recently releasedLubuntu 
<http://lubuntu.net/>14.04 Long Term Support release (it was previously 
based upon Xubuntu 12.04 LTS).

 1. Lubuntu, which is a LXDE based Ubuntu linux distribution, is light
    weight. This means it runs faster, with less memory and disk
    requirements which will improve the OSGeo-Live user experiences and
    allow us to fit a little more onto a DVD.
 2. Moving to the 14.04 LTS release will help bring all applications up
    to the latest software, but will likely result in a number of
    applications needing to apply updates to address new dependency issues.

    About OSGeo-Live

OSGeo-Live <http://live.osgeo.org/>is a self-contained bootable DVD, USB 
thumb drive or Virtual Machine based onLubuntu <http://lubuntu.org/>, 
that allows you to try a wide variety of open source geospatial software 
without installing anything.

Cameron Shorter,
Software and Data Solutions Manager
Suite 112, Jones Bay Wharf,
26 - 32 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont NSW 2009

P +61 2 9009 5000,  W www.lisasoft.com,  F +61 2 9009 5099

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