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

M. Edward (Ed) Borasky znmeb at znmeb.net
Sun May 4 13:50:41 PDT 2014

My wish list for new packages is pretty short: RStudio (desktop and
server), the CRAN 'Spatial' task view and all the Ubuntu dependencies the
task view needs. I have a set of scripts that will layer this onto OSGeo
Live 7.9 at https://gitlab.com/znmeb/osgeo-live-addons. License is AGPL-3.
I'd certainly be willing to merge these into your build process or do a
fork-pull request from a Git repo (assuming you use Git, of course).

On Sun, May 4, 2014 at 1:21 PM, Cameron Shorter
<cameron.shorter at gmail.com>wrote:

>    We are starting the build cycle for OSGeo-Live <http://live.osgeo.org/>
>  8.0 which will be released in September 2014, ready for the global
> 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 updated 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<http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0Al9zh8DjmU_RdE1SYUN3YWJ2N1NpSUczbW9IRWZNclE&hl=en_GB>
> Moving to Lubuntu 14.04 LTS
> OSGeo-Live 8.0 will be built upon the recently released Lubuntu<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 on Lubuntu <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
> LISAsoft
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