[Live-demo] Upcoming 2016 FOSS4G events? - and OSGeo-Live draft press release and schedule

Johan Van de Wauw johan.vandewauw at gmail.com
Mon Nov 16 23:58:44 PST 2015

On Sat, Nov 14, 2015 at 11:27 PM, Cameron Shorter
<cameron.shorter at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I've drafted a press release for the start of OSGeo-Live 9.5 build cycle:
> https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Disc_Press_Release_62
> Of note, it seems that the big 2016 conference events which previously were
> running in March, are running later this year (FOSS4G NA 6 May, FOSSGIS 4
> July), so we will have a bit more time to create the 9.5 release. Are there
> any other FOSS4G related events we should be tracking?

Also important: next year ubuntu xenial will be released, which is the
next long term release version of Ubuntu.
Thanks to the work of Debian GIS (and Bas in particular) this release
will already contain much of latest packages which we are also using
on the live dvd. Perhaps it is useful to use the latest (wily) release
before this LTS as a basis for this release rather than trusty, as
this will help test those packages in an environment which is more
similar to the one which will be the next long term stable release.

Another important choice to make early in the release cycle is whether
we switch to gdal 2 or not. Most packages already support gdal 2 [1],
but the ones using install scripts have to be checked again.

I'm in favor of switching to gdal 2.

Kind Regards,
[1] https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?tag=gdal-2.0;users=debian-gis@lists.debian.org

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