[Live-demo] OSGeoLive 9.0 status: nightly

Angelos Tzotsos gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com
Fri Jun 5 17:11:46 PDT 2015

On our last weekly meeting we took the decision to move our default 
architecture to amd64 (and to try to release a 32bit version for 9.0).
The nightly ppa has been populated with 64bit deb packages.

A new build server has been setup and our first 64 bit build is ready 
(still no projects, just the base system).

The build scripts were patched in order for 64 bit build to work:


On 06/02/2015 07:44 AM, Angelos Tzotsos wrote:
> Hi all,
> We are now starting the nightly builds for version 9.0.
> The nightly ppa [1] has been wiped out and we are now pulling packages 
> from UbuntuGIS [2], previous release [3] and DebianGIS.
> This is a good time for projects to speak up if they have a more 
> recent debian package to include in the builds.
> On the code side, I have prepared our first pull request [4]. This 
> brings some major changes in the build scripts:
> 1. git support (including ability to build from custom git repository 
> and branch)
> 2. i386 and amd64 build parameters
> 3. new iso names. Git history is not linear so nightly builds are now 
> named based on 2 numbers: the commit distance from the latest release 
> (8.5.0 tag) and the git hash code e.g. 
> osgeo-live-nightly-build28-i386-15580ca.iso
> 4. Code cleanup
> Initially we had to disable all installers in order to make sure the 
> scripts are working. The plan is to start enabling installers while 
> reviewing them.
> The first nightly build is available [5] and reflects the changes on 
> the first pull request [4] (only base system and theme are included, 
> no docs, no projects). We need to start thinking the new build process 
> for our documentation (debian package vs building during iso creation).
> The following days, we will start enabling installers, while the 
> nightly ppa [1] gets populated.
> Pull requests are welcome ;)
> Happy hacking,
> Angelos
> [1] https://launchpad.net/~osgeolive/+archive/ubuntu/nightly/+packages
> [2] 
> https://launchpad.net/~ubuntugis/+archive/ubuntu/ubuntugis-unstable/+packages?field.name_filter=&field.status_filter=published&field.series_filter=trusty
> [3] 
> https://launchpad.net/~osgeolive/+archive/ubuntu/release-8.5/+packages
> [4] https://github.com/OSGeo/OSGeoLive/pull/1
> [5] 
> http://aiolos.survey.ntua.gr/gisvm/dev/osgeo-live-nightly-build32-i386-b98354e.iso

Angelos Tzotsos
Remote Sensing Laboratory
National Technical University of Athens

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