[K12OSN] Updated Greatest Hits LiveCD

Peter Scheie peter at scheie.homedns.org
Fri Mar 16 20:43:06 UTC 2007

I'll look for the rogue space; thanks for spotting that.

As to the menus, that's heavily influenced by the KDE Edu project which provides a lot 
of those apps.  It isn't necessarily difficult to change, but it means redoing the work 
of people upstream, which can turn into a maintenance headache.  In this first attempt, 
I was shooting mostly to replicate what is in K12LTSP by adding whatever was missing 
from Edubuntu and removing anything that wasn't in K12LTSP.  If Edubuntu already had the 
app, I didn't worry too much about whether it was under Edutainment or Games.  Since the 
point of the live CD is to allow teachers et al to explore the educational apps that 
come with K12LTSP, I plan to just try to mirror that.


Rob Owens wrote:
> Petre,
> I ran version 0.2 of the live cd and have a small correction for you.
> On the intro screen (the browser window), on of the sentences ends like
> this . (a space and then a period).
> Another comment, which pertains not only to your live cd, but to most
> distros I've tried, is that the distinction between "games" and
> "education" or "edutainment" is very blurry.  Some things that I think
> should be classified as education are in the games menu, and vice versa.
> Does anyone think this needs more attention in the K12LTSP distro and/or
> the live cd?  And is it easy to change?
> -Rob
> On Mon, Mar 05, 2007 at 04:20:02PM -0600, Petre Scheie wrote:
>> All-
>> I've posted an updated version of the 'K12LTSP Greatest Hits Live CD' to 
>> the K12LTSP download site.  This new version includes two additions 
>> blatantly copped from Knoppix:
>> -At the end of the boot process, Firefox is launched with a "Welcome" 
>> document on the CD that explains what it is, etc.
>> -If you put the disk into the CD drive of a running Windows system, it 
>> launches the web browser with a document similar to the "Welcome" document 
>> mentioned above, but which also includes a section on how to use it (reboot 
>> the machine with the CD in the CDROM drive).
>> If you don't want these additions, the original version (0.1) is still 
>> there, too.  Find them at 
>> ftp://k12linux.mesd.k12.or.us/pub/K12LTSP/live-cd-demo/
>> Petre
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