Sunday 6 September 2009

What windows installers should be on the FOSS4G Live DVD?

Sydney, Australia. 6 September 2009.

The Arramagong Live DVD / GISVM email list has been running hot last week, with ~ 15 people helping write install scripts for projects in order to meet our feature freeze deadline tomorrow, Monday 7 September.

The list of linux projects currently being packaged for the FOSS4G LiveDVD are:

PostGIS ,GeoServer ,Mapserver ,GRASS ,Qgis ,gvSIG ,uDig ,Open Layers ,GeoNetwork ,Open Jump ,Deegree ,GpsDrive ,mapnik ,MB System ,pgRouting ,52 North Sensor Observation Service ,Mapfish ,Marble.

Our next steps are:

  • Package up the windows installers for the Live DVD. Please tell us what installers are available, and where they are located, by updating the following ticket:
  • Write introductory documentation for all projects
  • Test the image and iron out any issues we find before users find them. (I'm hoping communities will step up and test their favourite applications starting next week.)
  • Plus lots of little things

Details for getting involved are at: and we hang out at irc://

Live DVD Timeline

Date Date Milestone
7 Sep 2009 in 1 day LiveDVD Feature Freeze
11 Sep 2009 in 1 week LiveDVD Beta Release
18 Sep 2009 in 2 weeks LiveDVD Final Freeze
20 Sep 2009 in 2 weeks LiveDVD Final Release & sent to printers


GISVM is a Free(dom) and ready to use anywhere Geographic Information System Virtual Machine. Based on the amazing Virtualization technology it can be used on almost any operating system environment and is intended to be a hassle-free installation option for anyone that needs a ready to use GIS solution.

About Arramagong Live DVD

The Arramagong Live DVD provides a stack of most of best Geospatial Open Source software, pre-configured with sample data. It is based on the XUbuntu linux operating system and also contains windows installers. A FOSS4G 2009 release of Arramagong will be given to all delegates at the FOSS4G conference. It has been built by LISAsoft in conjunction with the Open Source Geospatial community.

About FOSS4G

FOSS4G is the international Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial conference, which comes to Sydney, Australia, 20-23 October 2009. FOSS4G offers presentations, workshops, demos, an install-fest, and a code sprint. It is presented by the world's best Developers, Policy Makers, Sponsors and Geospatial Professionals and includes the latest geospatial applications, standards, government programs, business processes and case studies. Topics include mobile platforms, location based applications, crowd sourcing, cloud computing, development, spatial standards, integration of cross-agency data, Spatial Data Infrastructures, Sensor Webs, Web Processing Services, Integration of Open Source and Proprietary Software and more.

Upcoming FOSS4G milestones

  • 14 Sep 2009, Final program available
  • 21 Sep 2009, Poster Submission closes
  • 20 Oct 2009, FOSS4G Workshop
  • 21-23 Oct 2009, FOSS4G Presentations and Tutorials
  • 24 Oct 2009, FOSS4G Code Sprint

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For more information or to keep informed from the FOSS4G Organising Committee, join our email list or twitter feed at:

or contact:

Cameron Shorter, Chair of the FOSS4G Organising Committee and Geospatial Systems Architect at LISAsoft

tel +61-2-8570-5050

c a m e r o n . s h o r t e r @ l i s a s o f t . c o m

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