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



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.

--TP

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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