Re: Stage one testing (was: OVC Demo packaging task ready for test)

From: Edmund R. Kennedy <ekennedyx_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Fri May 13 2005 - 10:20:25 CDT

Hello Fred:

Try not to miss the big thank you and the 'good job
y'all' part of the message. I am very grateful for
the efforts you are fronting for as this isn't really
part of my skill set or special talents. Yes, it will
clearly take time, I was just sort of hoping you could
take a flying guess as to when we are ready to go.
I'm sorry I can't really help test this for reasons
I've already mentioned. I know it may seem bizarre to
you that I'm anxious about installing Linux on my home
machines, but consider me as representative of the
well educated layperson and the likely County
Registrar of Voters.

Thanks, Ed Kennedy
--- Fred McLain <mclain@zipcon.net> wrote:
> Hi Alan, Ed & all,
>
> Development happens in stages, please expect it to
> work this way.
> Before I shortened the original subject line my
> message included "stage
> one packaging". No, this isn't the final result,
> just a whole lot of
> work done towards it.
>
> We at best should expect to have installable
> packages & bug fixes, an
> installable distro & bug fixes and a bootable distro
> & bug fixes. Bug
> fixes are predicated by people trying it out &
> accurately reporting what
> happens, thus my last message.
>
> Check out as well as you can the current set of
> packages. Send me the
> installation questions and the results of the
> inevitable problems you
> will have. I can get this information to Will
> (packaging), Lonnie
> (cross port) and hopefully Liam, who has the most
> distro building
> experience as well as the rest of the development
> team.
>
> I don't think I've missed much of what everyone
> desires, now it's your
> turn to help out. Test it, ask questions, get it
> installed and then
> complain about the rough parts. That's all I ask.
>
> Let's get this done.
>
> -Fred-
>
> On Thu, 2005-05-12 at 21:20 -0700, Alan Dechert
> wrote:
> > Edmund,
> >
> > > I want to drop in a CD, boot my laptop and have
> it come up ready to
> > > demonstrate. .......
> > >
> > Exactly. That's what we're after.
> >
> > > I would imagine that you would like to have
> folks try out this software
> > > before taking that step but I was wondering if
> you had a sense when
> > > something like that might be available.
> > >
> > Right.
> >
> > > Finally, it's an extremely powerful way to show
> why the OVC developers
> > > prefer Linux. It really is astonishing to see
> something like Knoppix
> > > install itself and boot up a computer with a
> fully operational GUI.
> > > --
> > Yes. I recently tried out the Knoppix disk that
> Cameron Spitzer gave me. I
> > tried it on two (old) computers I have. It worked
> great! It is
> > astonishing. It would be fantastic to have this
> disk boot with our 4 demo
> > apps available for try out.
> >
> > Alan D.
> >
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