Wednesday 2 November 2011

Call for interest in OSGeo-Live 5.5

We are starting to build the 5.5 OSGeo-Live DVD which will be released in March 2012, ready for the Spanish FOSS4G, FOSSGIS Germany, GISRUK in England and the MapWindow/FOSS4G Regional Netherlands Conference, among others. We would like to hear from anyone wishing to add new projects to OSGeo-Live, anyone wishing to extend or add extra translations, or anyone who has ideas on how we should shape the upcoming release.

Which project version?
Could each installed project please update our status sheet to note the expected version to be installed on OSGeo-Live 5.5. Status sheet.

Key Priorities for next release
Disk Space
    We have reached our DVD size limits, and need to be creative about saving space

Package Updates
    Update and test latest stable software releases

Quickstart Reviews
    We have Project Quickstarts, but most haven't gone through comprehensive review

    With Quality being a key focus area for us, we need lots of help with testing.

Key Milestones

    07 Jan 2012 Feature Freeze
    04 Feb 2012 User Acceptance Test (all Apps installed and working)
    25 Feb 2012 Final ISO sent to printers
... full schedule

About OSGeo-Live
OSGeo-live is an XUbuntu based distribution of Geospatial Open Source Software, available via a Live DVD, Virtual Machine and USB. You can use OSGeo-Live to try a wide variety of open source geospatial software without installing anything.


Micha Silver said...

Hi Cameron:
Which OS version will 5.5 be based on?

Cameron Shorter said...

The coming OSGeo-Live 5.5 release will use the same Xubuntu version as for the last 5.0 release. Ie, we will be use Xubuntu 11.04.

Isidro said...

I should like the inclusion of QGIS 1.9.90 compiled with Grass extension.

I also note that version 5.0 was very heavy.

Isidro said...

Maybe you can include QGIS 1.9.90 compiled against grass extension and prepare a less heavy DVD.