Jane Dogalt wrote:
While I have my own projects and goals, I was wondering what the
general status is regarding this list - "fedora live cd".
Specifically, I'm curious as to what the top 3 unfinished goals are for
this project. And what the current plan for achieving those goals is,
and where the output will be hosted for testing that meets those goals
(when that happens).
It seems to me, that there should be a checklist/bugzilla of features,
that describe what we are aiming for, such that if someone uses
kadischi or pilgrim or some other tool to generate a prototype, that
beta testers can refer to and evaluate said prototype.
Obviously there are many desired features, but what I'd like to see, is
maybe a weekly/monthly listing of the top 3 "todo items", so that we
can start knocking them off, and seeing things progress.
So, to clarify/reiterate-
1) where are the alhpa/beta prototypes (give me urls/torrents that
One of Kadischi's priorities are installing a system from a LiveCD.
The work has been done in Anaconda to allow Anaconda to run from the LiveCD
environement with the exception of Anaconda using utilities in
than in /sbin where these utilites would be normally in a real system.
Such as mkswap, mke2fs, tune2fs, mkreiserfs, mkfs.xfs, and so on.
You can refer to bugzilla entry 205137 to download a prototype disc I
that demonstrates the potential of this being a reality sooner than later.
(Thus my frustration when told Pilgrim is closer to this goal than
Kadischi and that
Kadischi patches to Anaconda were of low priority. The writer is simply
I have already stated I was not mentioning it since it wasn't actually
working yet but being
Have a look: http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=205137
As soon as this can be rectified the LiveCD to system install is complete.
Polishing is only neccessary afterwards.
The current Anaconda can, without patching be run from within a LiveCD
Where we are at now, is during installling packages an exception occurs
stating the header
files do not exist, upon inspection they do actually exist.
2) what are the top (3) priority features that are missing.
One of the key things I've been working on in my own project, and
mentioning here for some time now, is that I'd like to see a completely
automated livecd generation system. Such that a cvs tree of extra
files/configuration might get nightly/weekly built into a testable
.iso. I think if we had that infrastructure, it would drastically
increase the rate of progress on the project. It would be like "hey,
feature XYZ on build fedora-livecd-20061020a.iso is broken", or "this
build just got this feature, please test."
I agree to the fullest.
Another of Kadischi's priorities is integration of some sort of user
interface that can be used
but is not required to run Kadischi, to keep compatibility with
Kickstart LiveCD generation, etc.
If you would like to see the current progress the Fedora Unity project
is doing with Kadischi
There you will find several different makes of Fedora LiveCD discs.
Recently we have been able to and successfully compile LiveCDs for
I am still waiting on Chitlesh to post the Kadischi PyQT UI code he has,
if it is newer than
the last copy I saw from him which I have here on disk.