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

Alex Mandel tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Sun May 4 17:17:29 PDT 2014

3.6 - 3.8 GB compressed iso for a 4GB usb stick, otherwise 4.7 GB DVD if
we punt to expecting people to have 8 GB usb stick.

We typically have zero extra room, so every add is a careful balance of
what can we remove instead. Order of priorities:
1. OSGeo Projects
2. OSGeo Incubation Projects
3. Other high quality established geospatial software
4. Useful add-ons that work with the above software

The last category is where things like Rstudio and IPython fall. It's
also the 1st place we'd start cutting if we need space. Hence it falls
into the optional scripts list. Make a script that fits our methods for
the installation. If there's room we put it in, if there isn't than it
becomes optional for an end user with a virtual machine or install to
add it with a simple one liner call in the shell.


On 05/04/2014 03:12 PM, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky wrote:
> 1. RStudio isn't so much essential for geospatial processing as it is for
> doing reproducible R programming. It's the 'IPython Notebook' of R. ;-)
> 2. RStudio server is functionally equivalent to the desktop; it just gives
> you a web interface so you can collaborate on a project. I'd consider the
> server nice-to-have if it's a space issue. For me, the desktop is a
> must-have.
> 2. I don't do much with Shiny. I've tried a few of the demos but I'm not a
> huge fan of 'learning by moving sliders and watching what the picture
> does.' ;-)
> What's the total space available?
> On Sun, May 4, 2014 at 1:57 PM, Alex Mandel <tech_dev at wildintellect.com>wrote:
>> We do include the most popular/common R packages from the spatial task
>> view and have for years. You are welcome to discuss modifying the
>> selection. There simply isn't room for all of them.
>> We'll take RStudio into consideration, but it may be a space issue
>> again. Is RStudio server geographic specific in any way, what about
>> Shiny for displaying web outputs of sp related functions?
>> That said, we'd be happy to include an optional script in our svn for
>> adding all of these after the official build. That way the script is on
>> disk and can be triggered easily.
>> Thanks,
>> Alex
>> On 05/04/2014 01:50 PM, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky wrote:
>>> 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
>>>> 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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