Tomorrow is the feature freeze dateline for the fifth release of the OSGeo Live project. As always we are at the last chance to update our scripts to add to the DVD our latest release of gvSIG. So thanks to the help of José Vicente Higón, from Software Colaborativo, I’ve updated the script. Thus, the next OSGeo Live DVD will ship with gvSIG 1.11.
There are also some changes. As gvSIG 1.11 comes with an integrated help (yes it’s on the, surprise!, help menu) I’ve removed downloading any documentation. With the overview, the integrated help and the nice quick start created by Simon, the OSGeo Live disc has enough information for any newcomer. The interface will start in English by default so no problem for new users struggling about how to change from Spanish to whatever.
I’ve spent a couple of hours to create and configure a sample project using Natural Earth data present on the disc, showcasing a little of the gvSIG symbology and legend capabilities. I’ve also added a sample map with the typical suspects (grid, legend, titles, etc). So when any new user opens gvSIG this project will automatically be opened with data ready to play. I’m not fully satisfied with the sample project, we can do a lot more with Natural Earth data to show more gvSIG capabilities but well, for this time I think is good enough.
Of course, as the disc will come with a lot of OGC services and other kinds of data, the user will be able to experiment and learn about a great stack of FOSS4G and open data!!