[K12OSN] Status of K12Linux

Warren Togami wtogami at redhat.com
Tue Sep 15 01:42:20 UTC 2009

Some have been wondering why there aren't any non-Beta Fedora-11 based 
K12Linux images.  I spun them ~2 months ago, but the kernel would crash 
on my 32bit test system so I didn't feel comfortable releasing it.  I 
don't have time to look at it.

If you want to use Fedora-11 based LTSP, you should install it on 
regular LTSP using the procedure for standard installation.  It is a bit 
better than the Fedora-10 version.

I have been committing small fixes to LTSP upstream and K12Linux so it 
will work with the upcoming Fedora 12, but otherwise you will see no new 
features in LTSP Fedora.  Upstream LTSP has some newer stuff like 
ltsp-cluster that isn't yet tested or packaged for Fedora.  It could 
possibly work for Fedora with little trouble, but without others 
stepping up it wont happen.

Fedora 12 LTSP will be about the same as Fedora 11 with one big 
difference.  Fedora 12 32bit has a minimum requirement of i686 
architectures.  There is no turning back, the decision was made months 
ago and all binaries are now i686 minimum.

Some of you already know that I've been assigned to work on other 
projects.  I might be working on something better than LTSP that I can't 
talk about yet.  I'm putting in some minor effort when I can to keeping 
LTSP working with the latest versions of Fedora.  If folks want more, 
then some volunteers really need to step up and do the development.  I'm 
even willing to train you if you are serious about it.  But history has 
shown that plenty are willing to consume but few contribute.

Warren Togami
wtogami at redhat.com

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