[K12OSN] State of K12LTSP?

Rob Owens rowens at ptd.net
Fri Jan 11 23:26:35 UTC 2008

Hey Eric, good to hear from you again!

You know the thought crossed my mind that until LTSP 5 is integrated into Fedora, maybe the EL versions of K12LTSP would be enough for everybody (and cease working on Fedora/LTSP4.2 based K12LTSP).  Just a thought.  I'm sure the Fedora users will have something to say about it.  But I'm pretty happy with my K12LTSP 5.0EL

Thanks for all your hard work.


On Wed, Jan 09, 2008 at 10:30:17PM -0800, Eric Harrison wrote:
> 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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