[K12OSN] State of K12LTSP?

Iman iman354 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 19 13:28:17 UTC 2008



On Jan 10, 2008 1:30 PM, Eric Harrison <eharrison at mesd.k12.or.us> wrote:

> On 12/27/07, monteslu at cox.net <monteslu at 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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