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

Alex Mandel tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Thu May 21 15:33:57 PDT 2015

You may have misunderstood, our policy is take what's in
Ubuntugis-unstable repos not stock ubuntu repos, at least for geospatial
packages. So we are rarely behind much in versions. Grass 7 is there,
QGIS 2.8.2 is there, Postgis 2.1, GDAL 1.11.2 etc ...

+1 to Angelos' notes on why we use LTS these days.

We do also run updates before building so Firefox version etc are up to
date too.


On 05/21/2015 11:08 AM, Angelos Tzotsos wrote:
> Hi,
> Three years ago we were using the latest 11.04 release, but the last couple
> of years we have switched to build only on top of LTS releases for
> stability.
> Before Trusty, we made some effort to backport packages to precise, and I
> think the result was a good one, plus we pushed those updates to UbuntuGIS.
> Given the latest switch of Ubuntu 15.04 to systemd, I would strongly advise
> to stay on 14.04 LTS, until systemd gets stable enough to use as a base
> (16.04 LTS)
> The software versions (the ones we maintain) will not be the same as in 8.5.
> Best,
> Angelos
> On Thu, May 21, 2015 at 8:48 PM, Activity Workshop <
> mail at activityworkshop.net> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Around this time in the build cycle I often get asked "what version of
>> software should we take into the build process?"  and I always answer
>> the same thing - take the default package from the Ubuntu repositories
>> which you're using for the build.  It's just the easiest way for everyone.
>> For OSGeo-Live 9.0, I'm not sure but I think I heard that you will
>> continue to use Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty as the base because it's an LTS
>> version.  Is that true?  And if so, do you have any plans to take
>> certain packages from later versions of Ubuntu, like 15.04, or is that
>> too risky in terms of breaking stuff?
>> I think that OSGeo-Live should be a kind of showcase for what's
>> currently available, and if everything comes from 14.04 repositories,
>> then there'll be no difference between OSGeo-Live 8.5 and 9.0, right?
>> Do you have any plans for how to update the geo applications without
>> having to update the whole Ubuntu underneath?
>> Thanks,
>> activityworkshop

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