[K12OSN] Re: CMapTools and K12LTSP

David Trask dtrask at vcs.u52.k12.me.us
Wed May 19 15:25:06 UTC 2004

"Support list for opensource software in schools." <k12osn at redhat.com>
>After your post about an Inspiration "clone" my mind went into full alert.
>I am in the process of setting up an LTSP and this was one of the missing
>apps ... so to have a concept mapping tool would be wonderful.
>  I installed it at home on a Windows PC last night.  Yes it works well,
>is fairly simple.... not a lot of bells and whistles.  I also installed it
>on my LTSP server this morning and arrived at the same conclusion that it
>NOT multi-user capable. It would have to be installed in each user's home
>BUT here is a solution - theorically - not tried yet...
>Linux has a /etc/skel/ directory that contains the "skeleton" on which a
>user is based.  IF ??? one were to install CMAP into a test user.  Then
>BEFORE he "registers" it with his name and password, take the that
>and plop it into the etc/skel.  A new user would then automatically get
>directory on the creation of a new user.
>Then one would need to create an icon on the KDE desktop that runs sh
>cmaptools without having the user go down to a terminal....
>Do you think this would work?

Hmmm....dunno...try it and let me know  ;-)  Actually I may be able to try
it soon....however if anyone beats me to it...please post your results  :-)

David N. Trask
Technology Teacher/Coordinator
Vassalboro Community School
dtrask at vcs.u52.k12.me.us

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