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Blueprint for LiveCD & Installer

A Live CD (probably based on Ubuntu) that can be used to demo and deploy a Sahana Eden instance.

The same CD can be used to build Virtual Machines.

We want 4 different builds:

  • Lite
  • Normal
  • GIS
  • Dev

Build notes are being maintained at


Designed to provide a quick LiveCD demo of functionality without needing any installation.

Can also be run headless as a simple server to be accessed by host's Web browser & perhaps 1-2 other users on a small LAN.

  • Python
  • Rocket (i.e. web2py's native webserver)
  • Sqlite (i.e. Python's native DB)


bzr checkout --lightweight -r 2717 lp:~mdipierro/web2py/devel web2py
cd web2py/applications
bzr checkout --lightweight -r XXX lp:sahana-eden eden

Run with password & NIC bound to real IP (need to work out how to find this out):

python -a <password> -i x.x.x.x
update: python web2py -a <password> -i 0

Grabbing the ip for insert into

hostname -i | sed 's/ //'


Need a way to keep the system updated easily (web2page?):

cd web2py
bzr up -r <revision>
cd applications/eden
bzr up -r <revision>


Designed to be run headless in an office of up to 50 users with poor quality Internet...would be a dedicated machine if a lot of users.



Designed to be run headless in an office of up to 50 users with poor quality Internet...would be a dedicated machine if a lot of users.

Useful for the GPS Sharing tool, for instance.

  • Apache/WSGI
  • PostGIS
  • GeoServer
  • osmosis
  • Mapnik
  • DATA
    • Scripts to download content by geographic area (ideally these would be added to Sahana UI for use outside this environmonet too, but that could come later)
    • OpenStreetMap
    • Contours



Revision C for Virtual Box and VMware are available here with usage notes, credentials, build notes, and to do list. Revision C has Eclipse mostly preconfigured. See usage notes and build notes for details.I can only make improvements with your help: Mail me or feed the blueprint.

The dev env can launch Eclipse and Firefox with Firebug. irssi is incorporated and pre-configured to log in to #sahana-eden on

Note that the dev env serves as a headless Eden server from startup. Simply exit the confconsole, log in, and startx to enter the gui development environment. See the usage notes for details.


Designed for use in Training sessions where we want to get a number of people on diverse equipment operational quickly. Should include a Desktop, iPython & Debugging tools: Eclipse & Firebug.

Eclipse needs configuring to support Web2Py & Web2Py would normally be run from Eclipse's Debug mode.

Homepage of Firefox would be set to

Firefox should include useful bookmarks such as Launchpad, Trac, web2py book, jquery docs, etc

This would replace our existing Dev VM.


bzr branch -r 2717 lp:~mdipierro/web2py/devel web2py
cd web2py/applications
bzr branch -r XXX lp:sahana-eden eden


'update' alias

cd web2py
bzr pull -r <revision>
cd applications/eden
bzr pull -r <revision>


Students at Chelsea School are building these for us based on TurnKey Linux. Visit the students' project page for more information.


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