[K12OSN] tentative roadmap, request for input

Rob Owens hick518 at yahoo.com
Fri May 6 10:46:40 UTC 2005


Excellent plan.  Seems like a lot of work for you, but
if you're up to it then I'm all for it.

I don't know how all this packaging mumbo-jumbo works,
so I may be way off-base here, but here goes.  How
about publishing some sort of document with each
K12LTSP release, specifying what packages are included
and what config files are edited in what ways.  This
document could then be used as a guide by anybody who
has the time/knowledge/initiative to package K12LTSP
for their distribution of choice.

The official K12LTSP releases will be maintained by
you:  K12LTSP on RHEL, K12LTSP on FC, K12LTSP on
Ubuntu.  But sooner or later other versions will pop
up in community-maintained repositories:  K12LTSP on
Mandrake, K12LTSP on SUSE, etc.

I figure somewhere there is somebody who would love to
start using K12LTSP, but who just switched his
school/company from Windows to SUSE (for example), and
will be lynched if he tries to switch to K12LTSP --
unless it looks just like SUSE.


--- Eric Harrison <eharrison at mail.mesd.k12.or.us>

> First and foremost, I really enjoyed the Ubuntu Down
> Under conference.
> It is clear that the developers are working hard on
> making Ubuntu the
> ideal base for projects such as K12LTSP. All of the
> bits and pieces of
> K12LTSP are expected to be included in the next
> release of Ubuntu (due
> in October).
> If everything pans out as I expect, Ubuntu version
> 5.10 will make the
> current version of K12LTSP largely irrelevant. If
> this wish comes true,
> we can devote more resources to the next stage of
> world domination ;-)
> But October is a long ways away.
> Here is my tentative plan-of-attack for the next two
> months:
> 1) Build the current K12LTSP packages for RHEL 4.
> I'll also make
> available ISOs of the same packages built into
> Centos 4, since we can
> re-distribute that.
> 2) FC4 is due the first week of June. I'll
> incorporate the current
> K12LTSP packages.
> 3) Development of the next generation of LTSP will
> continue with Ubuntu
> as the base.
> I'm pretty happy with the current K12LTSP release.
> Porting it to
> RHEL4/Centos4 will be a good base for those who want
> to maintain the
> status-quo for the coming year (or years ;-)
> A new release built on FC4 will be for those who
> want to continue
> charging forward with the bleeding-edge.
> Doing R&D work on an Ubuntu base will help me get my
> feet wet in the
> Debian-based world and start figuring out how we can
> deal with
> supporting significantly different base systems.
> What do you all think of this plan? I'm not too
> worried about spreading
> myself too thin, but I do worry about creating
> excessive confusion.
> Offering two versions at the same time while
> spending much time
> discussing a third version may be a bit much for
> most people ;-)
> Are their any other ideas, concerns, partnerships,
> or alternate
> strategies that we should address before mid-summer?
> -Eric
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