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Re: [K12OSN] State of K12LTSP?



With FC 9 Alpha released the other day, I was interested in the new features that are going to be in FC9. On the Fedora Wiki, http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/9/FeatureList , there is a list of features planned on being included in FC9. K12LTSP is on that list, http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/K12Linux . Does that mean that there will be no more K12LTSP releases and that all K12LTSP development will be done in Fedora?

Chris

----- Original Message ----
From: Eric Harrison <eharrison mesd k12 or us>
To: Support list for open source software in schools. <k12osn redhat com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 9, 2008 10:30:17 PM
Subject: Re: [K12OSN] State of K12LTSP?


On 
12/27/07, 
monteslu cox net 
<monteslu cox net> 
wrote:
> 
Eric 
Harrison, 
any 
chance 
we 
can 
get 
an 
official 
comment 
on 
the 
state 
of 
things?
>
> 
I'm 
sure 
you're 
a 
busy 
guy, 
and 
I 
very 
much 
appreciate 
the 
years 
of 
work 
you've 
put 
into 
the 
project.
>
> 
I've 
been 
using 
K12LTSP 
for 
a 
several 
years, 
but 
had 
to 
switch 
to 
edubuntu 
this 
past 
summer.
> 
I'd 
switch 
back 
to 
fedora 
in 
a 
heartbeat 
if 
it 
had 
solid 
LTSP5 
support.

Here 
is 
the 
official 
state 
of 
the 
union:

1) 
The 
fundamental 
flaw 
with 
K12LTSP 
is 
that 
is 
has 
mostly 
been 
me
doing 
the 
grunt 
work. 
This 
is 
probably 
obvious, 
I'm 
stating 
it 
just 
to
make 
sure 
that 
it 
is.

2) 
Point 
#1 
has 
burned 
me 
out. 
This 
is 
probably 
obvious, 
I'm 
stating
it 
just 
to 
make 
sure 
that 
it 
is.

3) 
I've 
been 
working 
long 
and 
hard, 
mostly 
behind 
the 
scenes, 
to 
fix
#1 
and 
#2. 
Unless 
you 
are 
paying 
really 
close 
attention, 
that 
is
probably 
not 
obvious.

4) 
As 
part 
of 
#3, 
I 
personally 
helped 
to 
spec 
out 
the 
first 
version 
of
Edubuntu 
and 
have 
attended 
about 
half 
of 
the 
Ubuntu 
Developer 
Summits.
I've 
done 
my 
best 
to 
make 
friends 
with 
the 
fine 
folks 
at 
skolelinux,
debian-edu, 
revolution 
linux, 
and 
anyone 
who 
is 
a 
"competitor" 
to
K12LTSP. 
I've 
preached 
to 
the 
choir 
about 
how 
much 
we 
all 
have 
in
common 
and 
how 
important 
it 
is 
that 
we 
all 
work 
together. 
These 
are
not 
our 
competitors, 
these 
are 
our 
bothers-in-arms....

5) 
I've 
been 
swamped 
with 
personal 
& 
work 
stuff 
and 
it 
has 
been 
hard
to 
carve 
out 
large 
tracks 
of 
time 
to 
do 
K12LTSP 
work. 
Building 
and
testing 
new 
K12LTSP 
releases 
takes 
huge 
amounts 
of 
time. 
Hence 
K12LTSP
versions 
5.1EL, 
7 
& 
8 
are 
still 
sitting 
in 
the 
"testing" 
directory.

6) 
If 
you 
are 
a 
Fedora 
hacker, 
you 
may 
have 
noticed 
the 
LTSP5 
packages
trickling 
into 
the 
Fedora 
repositories. 
Hopes 
are 
that 
F9 
will 
have
fully-functional 
LTSP5 
support. 
>From 
a 
purely 
optimistic
point-of-view, 
I 
hope 
that 
the 
FUDcon 
will 
result 
in 
fully-functional
LTSP5 
packages 
for 
F8.

7) 
This 
weekend 
I 
will 
be 
at 
the 
Fedora 
FUDcon 
(see 
points 
#1-4, 
6).
If 
you 
happen 
to 
make 
it 
to 
North 
Carolina 
this 
weekend, 
come 
and 
help
us 
do 
some 
hacking.


-Eric

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