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

Angelos Tzotsos gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com
Tue Nov 17 14:17:38 PST 2015

On 11/17/2015 09:58 AM, Johan Van de Wauw wrote:
> 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.

Based on previous decisions, Xenial is going to be our base for 
OSGeo-Live 10.0+, yes.

> 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.
Yes, Wily (15.10) is much closer to the Xenial packages (plus it 
includes systemd which potentially might cause some issues with our 
build process)
On the other side, Wily is generally less stable than Trusty LTS.
While we would have the Debian GIS work available (6 months old, not 
current), we would need to port projects that only do Ubuntu 
packaging/testing for LTS releases.

> 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.

I am in favor of switching to GDAL 2.x as long as all downstream 
projects in the disk have a stable release supporting it.
At this moment this is not the case.

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