Re: Live CD as a focal point for reviving Jr development
On Sat, 2005-10-01 at 10:16 -0300, Ben Armstrong wrote:
> I'd like to hear proposals for Jr. live CDs. There are many ways to go
> about this, and if any of you have specific experience with one of them,
> or would like to try to make one fly, please let us know.
> I thought it would be nice to experiment with an Ubuntu Jr. CD, even
> though this is not native Debian. My reasoning is that in doing so, we
> could produce something that is geared towards the average end-user, and
> at the same time, such a derivative would feed improvements back into
> the Debian core upon which it is based. So I'm working through the
> HOWTO here to try to put something together:
> Naturally, a live CD produced from native Debian would be good to do in
> parallel with this effort. I'm just faced with so many different
> alternatives that I'm not sure which to go with. Comments?
Actually... Tux4Kids a while ago was working with OSEF to make something
called "Tux Junior" which was to be a Live CD based upon Debian Jr. We
had something that worked very nicely that was based on an older Knoppix
or Morphix release (I forget which).
One thing we had in the works was a custom theme for IceWM, which was
going to be the window manager we were going to use for the CD (it's
lightweight, can be flashy, and yet does limit quite a bit of the
confusing dialogs that other larger WMs/DEs have).
Tux4Kids has been a "sleeping" project for a while as I have been
extremely busy, but I am starting things back up again.
.O. Sam Hart, firstname.lastname@example.org
..O Progeny Linux Systems, Inc