[OSM-dev] VMWare player image

Robert (Jamie) Munro rjmunro at arjam.net
Wed May 16 14:37:28 BST 2007


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Robert Hart wrote:
> On 16/05/07, Robert (Jamie) Munro <rjmunro at arjam.net> wrote:
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>> Would anyone be interested in setting up and/or using a VMWare player
>> Debian image for developing OSM with? It would need to have MySQL,
>> Rails, PostGIS, all the T at H stuff, mapnik etc. and all their
>> prerequisites installed and running on bootup. It would need some
>> scripts to download the latest planet or an extract of it and insert it
>> into a local database, and howtos.
> 
> Wouldn't time be better spent finishing of getting OSM stuff packaged
> properly in the first place? Even if we can't/don't want to get all
> our stuff into Debian proper, then we can at least have our own
> unofficial repository. I'd rather not have to download a large VM
> image every time there's a one line change to some perl script or
> other.

You wouldn't. You'd just do an svn update in that case. This is for
people who otherwise wouldn't have a dev server.

The idea is to make it easy for developers who don't have a whole spare
debian box to donate to the project. They might have a windows box, or a
box that is installed with something else, (even debian), but not want
to disturb the config of that box by installing betas of OSM things.

Robert (Jamie) Munro
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