[OSM-talk] Linux install guide
kms at passback.co.uk
Sun Feb 17 21:35:46 GMT 2008
On Sun, 2008-02-17 at 11:52 +0000, Etienne wrote:
> An OSMF donor has offered a reasonable donation/payment if someone
> were to make "a simple guide on how to install and display maps on
> your unix-based server".
> They want something that "even the most basic linux users can figure
> it out".
> The requirements are not totally clear at the moment but if anyone is
> interested in doing this please contact me.
I have been thinking for sometime about taking the work I did on
building slippy maps on Fedora 7 and using it as the basis for
creating a live DVD or USB Fedora distribution. The idea would be
that you would insert the USB key of DVD and reboot. When the system
had started up you would be presented with a simple desktop with an open
web browser showing the map. Ideal for giving away at conventions and
There are (at least) three issues that would need to be addressed:
1) How do install/package the Postgres database containing the plant.osm
dump? I think you can do this with hooks into the livecd creator
2) Would such a spin fit on a DVD? This could probably be managed by
tailoring the data - eg a UK only or US only edition.
3) Would the fast moving nature of the OSM world make this a pointless
Due to day job commitments I probably can't lead such a project, but I
would be happy to help where I could.
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