Changes between Version 8 and Version 9 of Press Release 89
- 2 Mar 2020, 11:14:37 (3 years ago)
Press Release 89
v8 v9 9 9 You are invited to travel into history to the beginning Version 2.0  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. 10 10 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=== 12 12 13 OSGeoLiveis handed out at FOSS4G events and is used in many of the FOSS4G workshop. 13 is handed out at FOSS4G events and is used in many of the FOSS4G workshop. 14 14 15 15 The 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. … … 17 17 Why 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". 18 18 19 OSGeoLive is very popular. Version 12.0 had 21,000 downloads and the actual version 13.0had 11,000 downloads 13.0 in the last 7 months. Source:  19 OSGeoLive is very popular. Version 12.0 had 21,000 downloads and the had 11,000 downloads 13.0 in the last 7 months. Source:  20 20 21 21 When packaging, we prioritise stability over cutting edge, quality over quantity, and end user experience over individual project needs.