[K12OSN] Thoughts on K12LTSP fading into the sunset

Terrell Prude' Jr. microman at cmosnetworks.com
Mon Dec 13 20:11:32 UTC 2010

I'm still running K12LTSP 5EL!  Why?  Because it works, no fuss, no 
muss.  For me, there's currently no compelling reason to upgrade. 

There's a company in Texas that, to my knowledge, is still running 
K12LTSP 5EL for their business.  It does a great job.  Not everybody 
needs the shiny new features of LTSP 5.  For these folks, LTSP 4 really 
continues to do a fine job.  That said, LTSP 5 would be pretty cool to 
run, no doubt.


Julius Szelagiewicz wrote:
> I have been running LTSP 4 for ever now, as I can live without the new
> stuff (business setting makes it easier) and I can say that LTSP 4 works
> just fine with RHEL6. YMMV, but for basic stuff it's fine. Another option
> is to run a separate server (may be VM) with whatever version of Linux
> suits your version of LTSP. Tried it too - no problems.
> julius
> On Sun, 12 Dec 2010, Lars Schade wrote:
>> Gavin,
>> thanks for being so clear about the near term prospects of k12linux.
>> Though just like many others I am left disturbed and worried about the
>> future of LTSP on RH/fedora. I was expecting to be on the save side with
>> RHEL6 since it is based on f12/f13. And now you put into question
>> whether LTSP will ever work on RHEL6/f14. That leaves us with just a
>> 6-month perspective of f13 as I understand.
>> Could you possibly point out just very briefly what the technical
>> hurdles in RHEL6/f14 are? Just so we get a feeling for whether it is a
>> general incompatibility (also applying to f15/f16...) or more of a
>> change requiring a though major but one-time modification to LTSP.
>> Back in September things sounded very promising but since reading your
>> recent mail I am really concerned about the future of LTSP in
>> RHEL6/f14.
>> But thanks again for the info, nothing is worse than planning on false
>> expectations.
>> -Lars
>> Am Freitag, den 10.12.2010, 10:43 +0000 schrieb Gavin Spurgeon:
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>>> On 10/12/10 01:00, Peter Scheie wrote:
>>>> I think Warren is still working for Red Hat, but is busy with other
>>>> things. Even so, his focus was never K12LTSP per se, but rather getting
>>>> LTSP 5 to work on RH systems, which he did with Fedora.  Getting LTSP 5
>>>> to work on Centos 5 was difficult if not impossible because Centos 5
>>>> just doesn't have all of the necessary pieces built in.
>>> Warren no longer works for Red Hat.
>>>> Gavin, who also works for RH I believe, is trying to pick up where
>>>> Warren left off.
>>> I have indeed been working on trying to pick things up. I managed to get
>>> LTSP working in F13 and published the .rpm's as well.
>>> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=598134
>>> The big issue now is the Major changes in F14 are causing some issues
>>> trying to get LTSP working @ all. I am still working on this and have a
>>> friend who is also trying to help, But we are both also swamped with
>>> workloads that seem never ending.
>>> I aim is to have my .rpm's in the Official F13 Repos very early next
>>> year. and then work on seeing *if* LTSP will ever work on F14/RHEL6/CentOS6.
>>> We do have some Bugzilla's open for the work. So as soon as things calm
>>> down here @ work, I will get strait back on the LTSP Train.
>>>> (It would be nice if RH could offer official, paid support for LTSP
>>>> on RHEL 6, although I realize the business case may just not be
>>>> there.)
>>> This is a sad truth @ the moment...
>>>> Centos 6 will be along soon, although I don't think
>>>> anyone should be thinking they'll be able to switch to LTSP 5 on Centos
>>>> 6 over the Christmas break; it just won't be ready.  I think planning to
>>>> make a switch next summer is a more realistic timetable.
>>> With the issues in RHEL 6.0 I 110% agree with Peter here, I would also
>>> hold off a little while until the silly little issues have been worked
>>> out with RHEL 6.0 and 6.1 is released.
>>>> Peter
>>>> Barry Cisna wrote:
>>>>> Hello All,
>>>>> Just curious on what people's thoughts are of what appears to be K12LTSP
>>>>> distro fading into the sunset?. Kid of hate to see the ball dropped.
>>>>> Maybe I am missing something?...
>>>>> What ever became of Warren Tagaomi,that was to carry on
>>>>> k12ltsp,anyway?..

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