[Fedora-spins] Spin SIG meeting agenda
sebastian at when.com
Mon Feb 16 16:39:11 UTC 2009
Bill Nottingham wrote:
> Sebastian Dziallas (sebastian at when.com) said:
>> The possibility to switch between these two environments is quite an
>> important point, too. Just imagine a use case, where a teacher wants to
>> show-case the spin to different target groups: An older student (with
>> more technical knowledge) can use Sugar, or, if he wants to get to a
>> "normal" desktop, just fire up Xfce.
> ... that seems a bit of a narrow use case to me, especially for a general
> deployment. All having both desktops says to me is "we don't have our
> story straight."
> I'm assuming it doesn't cause it not to fit.
Well, the thing is that we just cannot provide a fitting solution for
complete deployment. Why? Because every school has it's own needs, for
which they need to customize that solution.
I'm deploying a modified version in my school, too. But if I tried to
push that as the official Education Spin, it would never get through.
So what are we doing instead? We're trying to provide a solution, with
which pupils, students, teachers are able to explore the possibilities
we can provide them with.
That's our goal. To allow them to see, what's possible. And once they're
convinced that they want to have this or that solution, they can still
pull the kickstart file and apply some small modifications on their own.
And I feel that this is one of the great advantages of the kickstart
Regarding the size: Sugar itself isn't really that big and we're sharing
most of the dependencies (sugar-write requires libabiword - in Xfce,
we're using abiword; sugar-chat requires telepathy, in Xfce, we're using
empathy; and so on...), so it's just a few MB.
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