[Talk-GB] [OSM-dev] Automating Freemap tile rendering

Nick Whitelegg Nick.Whitelegg at solent.ac.uk
Thu Feb 15 18:39:40 GMT 2007


>I've been attempthing to put together a VMware "appliance" (read: virtual
>machine) to do tiles at home rendering, so that people who don't want to 
install
>and configure all the software can just run it in VMware Player instead. 
It's
>working now, but I just need to tidy some of the menus and stuff (runs 
Debian,
>but no Linux experience necessary to use it, in theory).

That sounds like a good idea. How easy is it to set up a VMware appliance?

>Maybe this sort of idea would be applicable to the freemap project, too?

>Alternatively, for *ix systems anyway, maybe supply a tarball with a full
>environment inside so that you can "chroot /srv/freemap go" to fire it 
up?

How easy is this to do? I can imagine it would be a bit tricky working out 
exactly what files (e.g. shared libraries, config files) would be needed. 

Nick




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