[K12OSN] Preparing K12Linux F11

Luis Montes monteslu at cox.net
Wed Jun 3 13:43:01 UTC 2009

Terrell Prude' Jr. wrote:
> Warren Togami wrote:
>> Hey folks,
>> Fedora 11 is soon to be released.  Sometime after that I will spin a 
>> new K12Linux Live Server ISO image.
>> http://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/ltsp/k12linux/f11/beta1/
>> Currently the beta is under 1GB in size.  Would folks prefer that the 
>> image include OpenOffice and educational apps?  The image would 
>> likely be around 1.5GB in that case.
>> Please reply here with a list of packages already in Fedora that you 
>> would like to be included in the image.  Around mid-June I will spin 
>> up a release candidate for folks here to test.
>> (It seems we shouldn't include Tuxtyping, Tuxmath and Tuxpaint 
>> because they are impossible to use over the network right?)
>> * Can somebody volunteer to take charge of compiling the list?
>> * http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackageMaintainers/Join
>> If a package you want is not already in Fedora, then you need to 
>> follow the procedure to become a Fedora packager and add the package 
>> yourself.
>> * No, we cannot include any packages not included in Fedora.
>> * I am thinking to make the K12Linux F11 Live Server ISO x86-64 only 
>> as this is the majority of deployments.  32bit clients are supported 
>> by the 64bit server.  32bit servers are still possible if you install 
>> K12Linux on top of the standard Fedora 11.
> OpenOffice.org is an absolute must, because of all the MS Office files 
> that teachers sling around.  Remember that one of the big selling 
> points of GNU/Linux distros is that "it already comes with office."  
> This really can't be considered negotiable any more than the kernel 
> can...if it's to be taken seriously in a North American K-12 environment.
> As for the educational apps, some should be included, e. g. 
> ChildsPlay.  After all, there's gotta be something "K12" for 
> "K12Linux" to demo.  :-)
> --TP
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Tuxpaint works ok over the network as the animations are minimal. Much 
better than tuxtype and tuxmath anway.

For really young children it's more important than openoffice.

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