Changes between Version 8 and Version 9 of Press Release 89


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2 Mar 2020 11:14:37 (4 months ago)
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  • Press Release 89

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    99You are invited to travel into history to the beginning Version 2.0 [4] when OSGeoLive was called the "Arramagong Live DVD" and only contained 18 projects including GRASS GIS, Quantum QGIS, PostGIS, MapServer and GeoServer. A DVD was enthusiastically received by FOSS4G 2009 conference attendees in Sydney, Australia.
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    11 Major version releases have aligned with the international conference for Free and Open Source Software (FOSS4G). In many years we also put out a minor release, to align with FOSS4G regional and local events.
     11===Interesting facts===
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    13 OSGeoLive is handed out at FOSS4G events and is used in many of the FOSS4G workshop.
     13Major version releases have aligned with the international conference for Free and Open Source Software (FOSS4G). In many years we also put out a minor release, to align with FOSS4G regional and local events. It is handed out at FOSS4G events and is used in many of the FOSS4G workshop.
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    1515The theme of desktop backgrounds of major versions has been inspired by the location of the international FOSS4G conference, adopting a backdrop of the African savanna in Del es Salaam, and embracing the persona of Robin Hood in Nottingham.
     
    1717Why did we jump from 7.0 to 7.9 (instead of following convention and selecting 7.5)? It was to honour one of OSGeo's heros, Arnulf Christl, who also goes by the nickname of "seven-of-nine".
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    19 OSGeoLive is very popular. Version 12.0 had 21,000 downloads and the actual version 13.0 had 11,000 downloads 13.0 in the last 7 months. Source: [5]
     19OSGeoLive is very popular. Version 12.0 had 21,000 downloads and the latest version 13.0 has had 11,000 downloads 13.0 in the last 7 months. Source: [5]
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    2121When packaging, we prioritise stability over cutting edge, quality over quantity, and end user experience over individual project needs.