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Re: [K12OSN] Thoughts on K12LTSP fading into the sunset

The issues for F14 - does this suggest that working F13 LTSP servers
shouldn't be upgraded either? 

K12LTSP is one of the better things I've spent time with in my life. It
bettered the life of hundreds of school kids that I was involved with
and saved my wife's practice a lot of time and money. 

I still think LTSP or the similar concept is an extremely viable concept
and has more uses than most people imagine.


On Fri, 2010-12-10 at 12:00 -0500, k12osn-request redhat com wrote:
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> Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2010 10:43:58 +0000
> From: Gavin Spurgeon <gspurgeon redhat com>
> To: k12osn redhat com
> Subject: Re: [K12OSN] Thoughts on K12LTSP fading into the sunset
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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
> >> 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?..
> - -- 
> Gavin Spurgeon.
> gspurgeon redhat com

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