[Live-demo] Starting build cycle for OSGeo-Live 9.0

Angelos Tzotsos gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com
Mon Jun 1 21:12:57 PDT 2015


There is no decision about this so far.

We should discuss 2 issues:
1. Do we have the volunteer/tester number to test and support a dual 
architecture release (i386 and amd64)?

In the past we had an experimental 64bit build which in general worked 
ok , but due to limited number of testers, it was dropped on alpha stage.
The core build scripts support 64bit, we would need to make sure that 
the installers will work as expected.
Also we would need to enable 64bit deb files in our ppa, i.e. we will 
need to ask for more disk space from Launchpad (32 bit packages take up 
~66% of the ppa disk space).
Furthermore, our minimum system requirements will probably need to be 
revised: memory consumption in 64bits will go up.

2. If we do not have enough testers, which should be our default 

In past discussions, people were asking to keep the i386 builds for old 
laptops/netbooks. Is this still the case after a couple of years?
And another question: is a move to 64bit going to solve any of our 
problems to boot on a Mac?



On 05/30/2015 06:33 PM, tinlyx wrote:
> I was wondering whether the OSGeo-Live 9.0 version will be based on Lubuntu
> 64-bit?
> I've been following the other thread about 64-bit, and I was wondering if
> this is happening now or it is in more distant future.
> Thanks
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Angelos Tzotsos
Remote Sensing Laboratory
National Technical University of Athens

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