[Fedora-electronic-lab-list] Re: Urgent: Fedora Electronic Lab + Educational SW

Chitlesh GOORAH chitlesh.goorah at gmail.com
Sat Dec 20 13:00:53 UTC 2008

On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 4:58 AM, Danishka Navin <danishka at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Chitlesh,
> How are you?
> Next week I have two workshops for school teachers and it mainly for
> non-tech and windows based school teachers . Basically I will give them a
> hands on training for how to install Fedora, updates, and relevant
> educational packages.
> More over I will do few more workshops  for the next year as well.
> Can you do me a favor?
> I need kind of extended version of FEL. :)
> As you setup the FEL DVD is just 1.2GB.
> Could you make  a DVD iso by adding other Fedora educational sofwares.
> Then teachers can work on other educational SW on the same DVD.
> I am not asking to change your FEL DVD structure.
> Let it be 1.2GB as you did.
> Pls give me a new iso which includes both FEL and Educational software.
> * Why I can't do it myself?
> Here I have a poor ADSL connectivity.
> So, running a script and downloading hole stuff for trial and error is much
> difficult.
> So, pls help me. I really want to spread FEL with other Fedora stuff. :)
> Waiting for  a positive response.
> Best Regards,
> Danishka

Dear Danishka,

I'm happy to hear from you and your workshops.

If you install Fedora Electronic Lab, you can yum install all
educational software.
Likewise if you install fedora from the standard iso, you can still
yum install any electronic software.

Unfortunately I can't merge electronic and educational software in the
FEL Livedvd iso for the following reasons:
- I am the only one maintaining FEL as full-time
- the use of educational software is vast and targets various
categories of users (astronomy, biology, math,..). for each one of
them the age of the users should be taken into account. We had a
Fedora Educational spin in the past. I'm CC: the fedora board mailing
list hoping someone can revive and maintain a Fedora Education spin.

Maybe if you give us a list of software you wish to have for your
workshops, maybe fedora can spin a special LiveDVD for your workshops
while you will promote fedora. I ask the approval from Fedora Board
for such a spin through this email.

Thereby I invite you to join our Fedora Ambassador Project and be one
of our Fedora Ambassadors. You can also meet other Fedora Ambassadors
in your region who might help you as well for your events.

Kind regards,

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