Re: Program Launcher of Sidux-Edu
thank you for your reply.
Am Freitag 04 Juli 2008 schrieb Jonas Smedegaard:
> There is a huge difference between what makes sense as a distribution
> and what makes sense as a system administrator.
This is a wise conslusion, yes. And there is yet a difference between
what desktop I want to present to "my" pupils - and what might be
demanded by schools in general.
> If you (be it either "Ralf and his school" or "Debian Edu") decide to
> "run ahead" and attempt doing more bleeding edge releases than the
> slow and boring Debian ones, then feel free to do so.
First of all: I'd never regard Debian to be boring; I use it myself
(however mostly its unstable and experimental branch).
Looking back to my first installation (2.0-pre) might be a good example
for the point of view of a local administrator: Skolelinux 1.0 was
quite ancient two years ago (KDE 2.x), but Skolelinux 2.0 was not yet
released. Usually, our images are not updated within 1-2 years. Hence,
using "too stable" desktops would bring you to a situation where your
system is 3-4 years old.
From the point of Debian Edu as distribution, it appears desirable that
in cases where a sysadmin makes a decision for a more recent system, he
has a chance to stick to Debian (actually I think it is possible to get
a install CD of Debian Sid?). This gives us a chance to get feedbacks
in advance for our next release.
So maybe I should just ask, where to get the most recent builds for
lenny - and if there are any test reports available yet. Sorry if I
failed to follow any news - only recently I have some spare time
Thanks for reading.