Press Release 83: https://trac.osgeo.org/osgeolive/wiki/Press Release 83
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, says:
“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 https://live.osgeo.org/en/download.html
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 CHANGES.txt
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.
- Close to 50 quality geospatial Open Source applications installed and pre-configure
- 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
- Translations to multiple languages
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.
- OSGeo – the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (https://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 support.
- 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.