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Re: half thick clients (was:Re: Week 30 report of Knut Yrvin. Week 31 plans)

Wolfgang Schweer wrote:
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Knut Yrvin wrote:

You probably remember that I asked Jim McQuillan at GUADEC 2004 about how to do improvements on th the LTSP-architecture with NoMachine and half thick clients.

Hi Knut, hi Ragnar,

why not consider to integrate lessdisks? it's completly Debian based and it is itself Debian. There is no problem having the client as thick as wanted; no hassle with local apps compared to LTSP. There has been much improvement the last few weeks; perhaps you want to check it out. If there were a few more people with programming scills and Debian knowhow, it would soon be ready for use out of the box.

Perhaps a combination of lessdisks and LTSP is the way to go, I don't know since I've never looked at lessdisks. What do you think, is it possible to integrate them? I would ideally have the ease of installation and administration that LTSP offers coupled with a way to populate the thin client root file tree. Realistically we also need to consider the by now quite considerable installed versions of Debian Edu with LTSP, and not do something too revolutionary. After all, it's the users and admins that should be happy.

As far as NX is concerned: the only problem seems to be the server part.

It seems that only recently an open implementation of the NX specs was released, and now it's becoming more interesting to look at it.

But KNOPPIX has recently come up with a free solution for that and it's Debian, too.

OK. Do they have a server implementation that is open source?

Med vennlig hilsen
Ragnar Wisløff
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