Tuesday 30 May 2017

What's in the OSGeo-Live 11.0 reboot?

In line with the OSGeo-Live reboot we have identified the following actions:

We will only support a 64 bit distribution, (32 bit will be built but not tested or officially supported).

We will no longer provide:
  • Windows installers,
  • Write ups for OGC Standards,
  • Write ups for libraries without a user interface (on a case-by-case basis)

Stray projects:

We haven't got a point of contact for these projects. If you know something about this project, and can help review docs, then please consider adopting the project. Without a volunteer, we will need to consider retiring them from OSGeo-Live. Work commitment is low, kudos and karma very high :)
  • openlayers
  • osgearth
  • gmt
  • iris
  • jupyter
  • JOSM ( OpenStreetMap editor )
  • proj4
  • mb-system
  • zygrib

Projects recommended to be retired from OSGeo-Live:

  • geokettle
  • geomajas
  • javaworldwind
  • kosmo
  • mapnik
  • pywps (quickstart broken)
  • sahana
  • tinyows
  • ushahidi
  • viking

Remaining projects:

  • Most projects have at least minor tweaks required for the docs, some have outright errors.
  • We are asking each project to, check their project overview, run the application on an OSGeo-Live VM (10.5 or a recent nightly build), run every step of the quickstart, update if required, and tell us when done.
  • Once verified, we will add the project back into the OSGeo-Live 11.0 builds.
  • We will call on all projects to test their projects and quickstarts again in an OSGeo-Live 11.0 beta.
For specific project comments, see the OSGeo-Live status spreadsheet, column T "11.0 Comment", and column U "10.5 Doc Review".

Key Milestones

  • 5-Jun-2017 OSGeo-Live Feature Freeze (final application versions installed)
  • 19-Jun-2017 OSGeo-Live delivered to UAT (final application versions installed - Beta stage)
  • 24-Jul-2017 OSGeo-Live Final ISO
  • 14-Aug-2017 FOSS4G 2017 Boston
... full schedule

About OSGeo-Live

OSGeo-Live is a Lubuntu 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.

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