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= OSGeo-Live 8.0 Released =
 
= OSGeo-Live 8.0 Released =
  
25 August 2014
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29 August 2014
  
 
Version 8.0 of the [http://live.osgeo.org OSGeo-Live GIS software collection] has been released, featuring over 50 open source, standards compliant geospatial applications.
 
Version 8.0 of the [http://live.osgeo.org OSGeo-Live GIS software collection] has been released, featuring over 50 open source, standards compliant geospatial applications.
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==Release Highlights==
 
==Release Highlights==
  
; Lubuntu 14.04 LTS
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; Lubuntu 14.04.1 LTS
 
: We have moved from Xubuntu to the lighter Lubuntu base operating system, which starts up faster, requires less RAM, and uses less disk space, making it a better choice for running in a Virtual Machine or from a LiveDVD.
 
: We have moved from Xubuntu to the lighter Lubuntu base operating system, which starts up faster, requires less RAM, and uses less disk space, making it a better choice for running in a Virtual Machine or from a LiveDVD.
: We have upgraded to the latest 14.04 stable Long Term Support (LTS) release. LTS releases are put out every 3 years by Ubuntu.
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: We have upgraded to the latest 14.04.1 stable Long Term Support (LTS) release. LTS releases are put out every 2 years by Ubuntu.
  
 
; Debian packaging
 
; Debian packaging
: We have steadily been moving more of our projects to .deb packaging, which makes the projects easier to install both on OSGeo-Live and into other Debian based systems. This also allows us to push out important post-release fixes if they are needed.
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: We have steadily been moving more of our projects to .deb packaging, which makes it easier to install programs on debian based systems such as OSGeo-Live, and allows application of post-release fixes if required.
  
 
; Applications
 
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==About OSGeo-Live==
 
==About OSGeo-Live==
OSGeo-Live is a self-contained bootable DVD, USB flash drive and Virtual Machine based upon Ubuntu Linux. It is pre-configured and ready to use, with a wide variety of robust open source geospatial software. It includes:
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OSGeo-Live is a self-contained bootable DVD, USB flash drive and Virtual Machine, pre-installed with robust open source geospatial software, which can be trialled without installing anything. It includes:
  
 
* Over 50 quality geospatial Open Source applications installed and pre-configured
 
* Over 50 quality geospatial Open Source applications installed and pre-configured
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* Translations to multiple languages
 
* Translations to multiple languages
  
http://live.osgeo.org
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Homepage: http://live.osgeo.org
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Download details: http://live.osgeo.org/en/download.html
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Post release glitches collected here: http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Disc/Errata/8.0
  
 
== Credits ==
 
== Credits ==
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* [http://www.lisasoft.com LISAsoft] provides sustaining resources and staff toward management and packaging.
 
* [http://www.lisasoft.com LISAsoft] provides sustaining resources and staff toward management and packaging.
 
* [http://ice.ucdavis.edu Information Center for the Environment (ICE)] at the University of California, Davis provides hardware resources and development support.
 
* [http://ice.ucdavis.edu Information Center for the Environment (ICE)] at the University of California, Davis provides hardware resources and development support.
* http://www.ntua.gr Remote Sensing Laboratory at the National Technical University of Athens], provides hardware resources and development support.
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* [http://www.ntua.gr Remote Sensing Laboratory at the National Technical University of Athens], provides hardware resources and development support.
 
* The [http://wiki.debian.org/DebianGis DebianGIS] and [https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuGIS UbuntuGIS] teams provide and quality-assure many of the core packages.
 
* The [http://wiki.debian.org/DebianGis DebianGIS] and [https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuGIS UbuntuGIS] teams provide and quality-assure many of the core packages.
  
 
[[Category: Live-demo]]
 
[[Category: Live-demo]]

Latest revision as of 01:27, 28 August 2014

OSGeo-Live 8.0 Released

29 August 2014

Version 8.0 of the OSGeo-Live GIS software collection has been released, featuring over 50 open source, standards compliant geospatial applications.

Release Highlights

Lubuntu 14.04.1 LTS
We have moved from Xubuntu to the lighter Lubuntu base operating system, which starts up faster, requires less RAM, and uses less disk space, making it a better choice for running in a Virtual Machine or from a LiveDVD.
We have upgraded to the latest 14.04.1 stable Long Term Support (LTS) release. LTS releases are put out every 2 years by Ubuntu.
Debian packaging
We have steadily been moving more of our projects to .deb packaging, which makes it easier to install programs on debian based systems such as OSGeo-Live, and allows application of post-release fixes if required.
Applications
34 geospatial programs have been updated to newer versions.

About OSGeo-Live

OSGeo-Live is a self-contained bootable DVD, USB flash drive and Virtual Machine, pre-installed with robust open source geospatial software, which can be trialled without installing anything. It includes:

  • Over 50 quality geospatial Open Source applications installed and pre-configured
  • 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 script
  • Overviews of key OGC standards
  • Translations to multiple languages

Homepage: http://live.osgeo.org

Download details: http://live.osgeo.org/en/download.html

Post release glitches collected here: http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Disc/Errata/8.0

Credits

Over 180 people have directly helped with OSGeo-Live packaging, documenting and translating, and thousands have been involved in building the packaged software.

Developers, packagers, documenters and translators include:

Activity Workshop, Agustin Di­ez, Aikaterini Kapsampeli, Alan Beccati, Alan Boudreault, Alessandro Furieri, Alexander Bruy, Alexander Kleshnin, Alexander Muriy, Alexandre Dube, Alexey Ardyakov, Alex Mandel, Amy Gao, Andrea Antonello, Andrea Yanza, Andrey Syrokomskiy, Andry Rustanto, Angelos Tzotsos, Anna Munoz, Antonio Falciano, Anton Novichikhin, Anton Patrushev, Argyros Argyridis, Ariel Nunez, Assumpcio Termens, Astrid Emde, Barry Rowlingson, Benjamin Pross, Brian Hamlin, Bruno Binet, Bu Kun, Cameron Shorter, Christophe Tufféry, Christos Iossifidis, Cristhian Pin, Damian Wojslaw, Dane Springmeyer, Daniel Kastl, Danilo Bretschneider, Daria Svidzinska, David Mateos, Denis Rykov, Diego Gonzalez, Diego Migliavacca, Dimitar Misev, Dmitry Baryshnikov, Dominik Helle, Edgar Soldin, Eike Hinderk Jürrens, Elena Mezzini, Eric Lemoine, Erika Pillu, Estela Llorente, Etienne Delay, Etienne Dube, Evgeny Nikulin, Fran Boon, Francois Prunayre, Frank Gasdorf, Frank Warmerdam, Friedjoff Trautwein, Gavin Treadgold, Giuseppe Calamita, Grald Fenoy, Grigory Rozhentsov, Guy Griffiths, Hamish Bowman, Haruyuki Seki, Henry Addo, Hernan Olivera, Hirofumi Hayashi, Howard Butler, Hyeyeong Choe, Ian Edwards, Ian Turton, Ilya Filippov, Jackie Ng, Jan Drewnak, Jane Lewis, Javier Rodrigo, Javier Sanchez, Jesus Gomez, Jim Klassen, Jing Wang, Jinsongdi Yu, Jody Garnett, Johan Van de Wauw, John Bryant, Jorge Arevalo, Jorge Sanz, Jose Antonio Canalejo, Jose Vicente Higon, Judit Mays, Klokan Petr Pridal, Ko Nagase, Kristof Lange, kuzkok, Lance McKee, Lars Lingner, Luca Delucchi, Lucia Sanjaime, Mage Whopper, Manuel Grizonnet, Marc-Andre Barbeau, Marco Curreli, Marco Puppin, Marc Torres, Margherita Di Leo, Maria Vakalopoulou, Mario Andino, Mark Leslie, Massimo Di Stefano, Matthias Streulens, Mauricio Miranda, Mauricio Pazos, Maxim Dubinin, Michael Michaud, Michael Owonibi, Micha Silver, Mike Adair, Milena Nowotarska, M Iqnaul Haq Siregar, Nacho Varela, Nadiia Gorash, Nathaniel V. Kelso, Ned Horning, Nobusuke Iwasaki, Oliver Tonnhofer, Oscar Fonts, Otto Dassau, Pasquale Di Donato, Patric Hafner, Paul Meems, Pavel, Pedro-Juan Ferrer, Pirmin Kalberer, Raf Roset, Regina Obe, Ricardo Pinho, Roald de Wit, Roberta Fagandini, Roberto Antolin, Roger Veciana, Ruth Schoenbuchner, Samuel Mesa, Scott Penrose, Sergey Grachev, Sergio Banos, Simon Cropper, Simon Pigot, Stefan A. Tzeggai, Stefan Hansen, Stefan Steiniger, Stephan Meissl, Steve Lime, Takayuki Nuimura, Thierry Badard, Thomas Baschetti, Thomas Gratier, Tom Kralidis, Toshikazu Seto, Trevor Wekel, Valenty Gonzalez, Vera, Xianfeng Song, Yoichi Kayama, Zhengfan Lin

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