[OSGeoLive] Press Release 83: OSGeo-Live 12.0 Released

Astrid Emde (OSGeo) astrid_emde at osgeo.org
Mon Sep 10 23:04:16 PDT 2018

Press Release 83:
* https://trac.osgeo.org/osgeolive/wiki/Press Release 83
* https://www.osgeo.org/foundation-news/osgeo-live-12-0-released/

11. September 2018

Version 12.0 of the OSGeoLive GIS software collection 
(http://live.osgeo.org) has been released, and was distributed at FOSS4G 
2018 (https://2018.foss4g.org/) - the International Conference for Free 
and Open Source Software for Geospatial in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Jeff McKenna, co-founder of FOSS4G and President Emeritus of OSGeo, 
"OSGeoLive 12.0 was a massive success at the FOSS4G event in Dar es 
Salaam last week.  Leveraged in the hands-on workshops as part of the 
event, as well as used at the OSGeo booth for demonstrations, the 
feedback received on OSGeoLive from the attendees was overwhelmingly 
positive; they were truly excited to take the whole OSGeo stack back to 
their communities and continue sharing the passion for Open.  So much 
effort goes in to each OSGeoLive release, from documentation to 
packaging to testing, that we must take a moment to thank those 
involved.  The whole OSGeoLive team deserves a huge thanks.  Thank you 
OSGeoLive team and congratulations on this release."

Download the OSGeoLive 12.0 image at 

Release Highlights
Highlights for this release include:
* Updated to Lubuntu 18.04 Long Term Support (LTS) release.
* Adopted Transifex Translation tool, and made our documentation 
generation process more efficient
* Version updates to many of the included packages - see 

About OSGeoLive
OSGeoLive is a Lubuntu (https://lubuntu.net) based distribution of 
Geospatial Open Source Software, available via a Virtual Machine, USB 
and DVD. OSGeoLive is pre-installed with robust open source geospatial 
software, which can be trialled without installing anything.

It includes:

* Close to 50 quality geospatial Open Source applications installed and 
* Free world maps and sample datasets
* Project Overview and step-by-step Quickstart for each application
* Lightning presentation of all applications, along with speaker's 
* Translations to multiple languages

Homepage: https://live.osgeo.org

Hundreds of people have directly helped with OSGeoLive packaging, 
documenting and translating, and thousands have been involved in 
building the packaged software. Thank you to all involved.


Sponsoring organisations
* OSGeo - the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (http://www.osgeo.org) 
provides development & hosting infrastructure for OSGeoLive and many of 
the included applications.
* Information Center for the Environment (ICE)] at the University of 
California, Davis (http://ice.ucdavis.edu) provides hardware resources 
and development support.
* Remote Sensing Laboratory at the National Technical University of 
Athens (http://www.ntua.gr) provides hardware resources and development 
* The Debian GIS (https://pkg-grass.alioth.debian.org/ ) and UbuntuGIS 
(https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuGIS) teams provide and quality-assure 
many of the core packages.
* Okeanos (https://okeanos.grnet.gr/) is kindly providing Virtual 
Machines for building the OSGeoLive iso images.

More information about the osgeolive mailing list