Re: eZ in Debian-Edu and on skolelinux.org?
torsdag 20 januar 2005, 11:44, skrev Herman Robak:
> What Skolelinux needs is a package that sets up a ready-to-go
> CMS tuned for schools. That is, the CMS must be running and
> ready for teachers to use right after the Skolelinux main server
> has been installed.
The simple reason for this is that teachers in general that operates a
computer network a school has 1-4 man-hour a week to maintain the
system. Then it's no time to use time on configuration and maintaining
issues. It just has to work, and provide the possibility to be placed
elsewhere with adjusting the name of the ez-service in DNS.
The down-side is what to do with the content in the CMS in a couple of
years? Then the the CMS vendor(s) has changed their system in a way
that the schools have to move content from an earlier version to the
new one. How should their manage that with 1-4 hours a week, where all
their time goes to other tasks with 320 pupils and teachers and 70-100
thin clients and 3 servers ...
In Skolelinux our goal is that everything part of the upgrade and
maintaining should be done fully automaticly when it comes to software
handling, and configuration. We have visited many municipalities that
runs Skolelinux in a centralised manner. They operate 1500-2300 users
and 250-500 terminals with 20-40 hours weekly work effort. The schools
don't have 4 persons on full time to handle the same amount of
equipment as just 1/4 of the amount of users, as they do when they
operate a Windows-network with the same amount of terminals.
It's our job is to reduce the job and complexity when installing,
operating, and maintaining a Skolelinux-network, not increasing it :-).
When introducing an CMS it should be done with 0 more workhours when
configuring and maintaining it.