Re: future of debian-edu
Thank you for the list. Here are some comments on a few of the items,
to let you know what is being worked on for the next release.
> 2. pxe-dualboot
> i want to boot the clients with pxe, but then i want to choose which
> part i want to start. i want to choose between thinclient or local boot,
> with windows or with linux workstation or the diskless workstation (or a
> rescue linux for the admin)
This is almost ready for the Lenny based version. When installing
using the netinst CD, PXE is set up, and if the main-server is also a
thin client server, all clients can boot LTSP. The diskless
workstation setup is not enabled out of the box, though. Someone need
to adjust the installer for that to happen.
> 7. multimedia in clients
> i would be great if the multimediasupport in the linux clients will be
> work out of the box. i mean flash in the browser, sound of the
> thinclients i all applications (rosegarden, cdplayer and so on) because
> we use moodle with flashmovies, movies localy saved on the server, so
> the teacher can open them in the webbrowser and so on
The browser multimedia support will improve with the Lenny based
version, but as Adobe have a license on flash making it impossible for
us to distribute it, it is harder to get it installed by default. We
are supporting the gnash project to get a free flash implementation,
but it is a slow process. Sound in thin clients should work out of
the box in Lenny. Let us know if it does not.
> 8. wine
> i want to use windows software with wine. but first try's show that it
> only work when the users install this aplications in his home directory.
> i dont know how skole can do something or how the developers of the
> winsoftware should do that. we tried it with buddenberg and next we must
> try it with lernwerkstatt.
We had wine set up earlier, but was asked by a school to not do it, as
pupils filled up their home directories with windows programs.
Perhaps this should be changed?