Hi Holger, On Fr 06 Apr 2018 13:44:46 CEST, Holger Levsen wrote:
Hi Mike, On Fri, Apr 06, 2018 at 10:26:14AM +0000, Mike Gabriel wrote:Once, the desktop-autoloader tool has been added to the education-thin-client meta package, it should be configured appropriately via debian-edu-config.I wondered the same when I read the desktop-autoloader package description but I also wondered whether it's safe and useful in all cases:
- how much RAM does the feature need to be useful?
it should only get into action on machines with 2GB+. Good point. Noted for the upstream part.
- is there any randomisation or will all classroom computers torture the server and network at the same time?
The randomisation currently is only in the WoL part of Debian Edu. Right. Noted for upstream, too.
- has this been tested with other desktops than MATE?
Yes. XFCE. We can do more tests, of course. The more consumptive the desktop env the more worth a test case. Noted.
As it only gets active before 7:30 AM I assume its safe to turn on the computer at other times? And it's "after midnight but before 7:30 AM localtime" I assume?
We assume, that noone is around at schools betweek 0:00h 7:30h, indeed. And it is, of course, localtime. And: cron.d files are editable.
This mainly means: - only execute on LTSP fat clientsack- add some .desktop file symlinks to /etc/desktop-autoloader/autostartwhy?
To pre-load heavy-load-regular-used applications (e.g. firefox, libreoffice)
Also: how to disable this feature? This *must* be described in the manuel.
Good point. There will be a patch upstream for that, too. Thanks for thinking about this, Mike(I will be on VAC the coming week, so don't expect any more work on this before in 10 days...)
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