[K12OSN] Plans for K12Linux EL6 and Future Fedora

Warren Togami Jr. warren at togami.com
Wed May 11 23:18:42 UTC 2011

On 5/11/2011 1:07 PM, Jim Kinney wrote:
> Monthly power bills are always bad with old crap running. But to add in
> getting new hardware (spend now + deploy in a few months) PLUS the bad
> power bills is just not an option for most schools right now. What they
> that does work is better than what they want that they can't afford to
> buy without laying off another round of teachers.
> So we have to find a way to keep that old crap running for them a while
> longer. So maybe a full release build that will run on i386, no upgraded
> flags, with a minimal X environment is feasible. Dunno. I've never
> compiled a full distro before. Maybe it' time I did.

Reconfiguring and rebuilding all the necessary packages might make it 
1000% extra work, especially if you try to do so for package updates 
later, if you want to take advantage of bug fixes and driver 
improvements to improve client hardware support.  This may be the 
infeasible part.


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