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Include kiwi-ltsp in Factory

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I've been maintaining KIWI-LTSP: LTSP5 implementation on openSUSE using KIWI in server:ltsp Build Service repository, now it is at the stable and production ready state.

This is request to include the packages(not all of them) in openSUSE Factory, and possibly 11.3 later.



icons/user_comment.png J. G. wrote: (9 years ago)

Should this have gone on https://features.opensuse.org/ ?

icons/user_comment.png a. f. wrote: (9 years ago)

+1 for me... kiwi-ltsp is great and works fine!

icons/user_comment.png S. B. wrote: (9 years ago)

The inclusion will largely serve as an impetus for further development of this great project. With increased exposure, the motivation to deliver a quality project shall also increase.

icons/user_comment.png K. Y. wrote: (9 years ago)

Yes, please include it in OpenSUSE, it will make OpenSUSE more attractive to people who want to build thin client clusters.

icons/user_comment.png P. K. wrote: (8 years ago)

I agree.

"Shiny new thin-clients and legacy PCs alike can be used to browse the Web, send e-mail, create documents, and run other desktop applications." - it says from here: http://en.opensuse.org/LTSP#What_is_KIWI-LTSP.3F

"one billion personal computers had been sold worldwide since mid-1970s until this time." - it says from here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_computer#Market_and_sales

Let's face it. Whatever PC is new today will become a legacy PC tomorrow. And it will stay like that forever.

And "
KIWI-LTSP utilizes ease of deployment and management provided by KIWI to bring our awesome distribution openSUSE to everyone that wishes to use thin client computing." - it says from here: http://en.opensuse.org/LTSP#What_is_KIWI-LTSP.3F

IMHO, KIWI-LTSP should not only be included in the Factory, but also be included in the DVD. Would it not be nice for all those one billion computers to be run with openSUSE?

icons/user_comment.png S. K. wrote: (9 years ago)

why not Factory:Contrib? And I agree with #1

Having it in Factory means currently that someone from novell needs to review them and that's why we created contrib where everyone capable can maintain packages that go with a specific openSUSE release.

And for having it on the DVD it's a bit too special use case, so it would be online repo only anyway.

icons/user_comment.png M. L. wrote: (9 years ago)

I agree with coolo - contrib. Any yes we should make server:ltsp repo more prominent. Support for ltsp parts in initrd needs to be verified

icons/user_comment.png J. G. wrote: (9 years ago)

Not on the DVD, but Factory and OSS online repo.

Instead of Contrib isn't current location - server:ltsp more appropriate?

Idea is to include it officially in the distribution. I am sure we can make a same kind of arrangement we have in place for compiz to maintain this as well.

icons/user_comment.png P. B. wrote: (9 years ago)

This is a useful package for education, busniesses and homes alike, i use it to provide a consistant environment for my kids no matter where the log on...and its continued develpoment would benfit everyone

icons/user_comment.png L. V. wrote: (9 years ago)

Looks like we need at least the following packages in openSUSE:

  • kiwi-ltsp,
  • kiwi-desc-ltsp,
  • ltspfs,
  • ltsp-server
Please give me some days to review them.

icons/user_comment.png a. f. wrote: (9 years ago)

probably also kiwi-pxebootprebuilt isn't it?

icons/user_comment.png J. G. wrote: (9 years ago)

See it in action, get live DVD from here:


icons/user_comment.png S. K. wrote: (8 years ago)

factory is open now, so you can submitrequest packages

Last change: 7 years ago
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