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Re: [K12OSN] State of K12LTSP?



This is great news. Thanks for the update, Eric.

Would love to help out with that last 90%

-Luis


---- Eric Harrison <eharrison mesd k12 or us> wrote: 
> On 1/11/08, Kemp, Levi <lnkemp bolivar k12 mo us> wrote:
> > Is there any sort of TODO list on the WIKI? Something that might help
> > other people help you? We all know you do so much, but many of us
> > probably don't know what that is. I know I'd be willing to help if I
> > could.
> >
> > Levi
> 
> The main problem is that a TODO list is only useful once the base code
> has been written and is generally useful.
> 
> We *will*  (unless we don't, of course ;-) have 90% of the code
> written by the end of the day tomorrow and have it in a generally
> useful state. Once that is achieved, we will post a TODO list.
> 
> But, as the saying goes, in software 90% of the work is that last 10%
> of code ;-)
> 
> Only a very small percentage of developers appear to be able generate
> that first 90% of code...   you need to know both 1) all of the
> ins-and-outs of how a distribution is put together and 2) the LTSP
> requirements (http://wiki.ltsp.org/twiki/bin/view/Ltsp/Ltsp5MinimumRequirements).
>  What I've been working on is helping more people who know problem set
> #1 to know and understand problem set #2.
> 
> So once we cross over this major mountain, all that needs to be done
> is the remaining 90% of the work!  (which sounds really dark and
> cynical until you account for the fact that there are 1000's times
> more people capable of doing that last 90% of work than there are who
> can do the first 10% of highly-specialized work...).
> 
> -Eric
> 
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: k12osn-bounces redhat com
> > > [mailto:k12osn-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Eric Harrison
> > > Sent: Friday, January 11, 2008 2:28 PM
> > > To: Support list for open source software in schools.
> > > Subject: Re: [K12OSN] State of K12LTSP?
> > >
> > > On 1/10/08, Robert Arkiletian <robark gmail com> wrote:
> > > <snip>
> > > > I don't want people to think you are quitting. I don't
> > > think you are.
> > > > But rather, Eric's work of late has been to set the stage for a new
> > > > era of K12LTSP. One that is not, a one man show.  That's a
> > > good thing
> > > > for everyone, including Eric.
> > > <snip>
> > >
> > >
> > > Thanks for the clarification Robert!  Yes, it is true that
> > > I'm NOT quiting ;-)
> > >
> > > -Eric
> 
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