[K12OSN] Poll: Priorities?

Warren Togami Jr. warren at togami.com
Thu Jun 30 11:36:44 UTC 2011

On 6/29/2011 10:05 AM, Jeff Siddall wrote:
> On 06/20/2011 05:26 AM, Warren Togami Jr. wrote:
>> https://fedorahosted.org/k12linux/wiki/EL6Status
>> Poll: What features or bugs do people think are most important to fix
>> first?
>> (Fedora 14 Support: Fedora support is not a goal of K12Linux development
>> for numerous reasons including: Fedora 14 updates ends in ~6 months, and
>> Fedora 15 is almost incompatible with LTSP. That being said, if sponsors
>> really want Fedora 14 supported then I'll bump up its priority. At least
>> one sponsor commented that they wanted Fedora 14 support. It might take
>> only 2-3 days to make it fully supported (but with the same bugs as EL6,
>> ldm being the most obvious).)
>> Warren
> Fedora 14 support already exists. I just upgrade a F13 LTSP system to
> F14 using the http://www.dageek.co.uk/ltsp/ltsp.repo courtesy of Gavin
> Spurgeon and did not have any issues. I have not upgraded the chroot
> yet, but the server side works great. Definitely don't waste any time on
> F14.

F14 /opt/ltsp/i386 chroot creation is already an option for EL6.  It 
allows us a stop-gap solution if the i686 PAE kernel is not bootable on 
your client.  The F14 kernel is i686 without PAE, and includes the 
nbd.ko kernel module allowing clients with maybe 128MB RAM to operate. 
EL6 chroot lacks nbd.ko so network swap doesn't work, meaning it 
probably needs 256MB+ RAM.

It is a goal to provide a i686 non PAE kernel, but I haven't yet decided 
what is the most sustainable way of doing so.

> For me KDE4 support is a must. My users all run it on F14 now and do not
> want to "downgrade" to Gnome 2 :)
> That being said I tried KDE in EL6 it and it seems to work as well in
> LTSP as could be expected given that not everything works properly even
> without LTSP!
> There is something screwy with phonon as I get a boatload of "Unable to
> use the GStreamer Multimedia Backend: The shared library was not found."
> messages.

Are those annoying pop-ups?  I know almost nothing about KDE's stack and 
the people I can ask at Red Hat for help are unable to help me, so I 
probably can't find the fix for KDE issues.

> Also, the normal fusefs client filesystem stuff works fine, in the sense
> that the client media is mounted on the server, but there is no
> indication in KDE that this has happened via tie-in to the device
> notifier etc. That is no different from previous K12Linux, though it
> would be nice to have.

I think Debian has a hook to notify KDE somehow.  It's already on the 
TODO List as a low priority.


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