call for spec suggestions

Sameer Verma sverma at
Tue Apr 15 17:14:18 BST 2008

Oliver Grawert wrote:
> hi,
> as we're nearing the release its about time to collect some input on
> educational specs to work on in intrepid ibex (8.10)
> as you might have noticed edubuntu changed a lot in hardy ...
> i.e. things that are definately server related (network auth for example
> or most parts of ltsp ....) will in the future be handled by the server
> or platform teams, all plain educational duties will still be handled in
> the edubuntu team though. 
> so i'm looking for valuable input on specs to work on for intrepid that
> are plainly edu related, feel free to forward this mail to forums or
> other public places so we get a good list :)
> two specs that i have on my radar already are for example:
> * improvement and more automation of italc classroom management (get the
> usability for key handling right, automatically detect classrooms)
> * edubuntu menus: group or task driven menu setups (science students
> should only have science apps in the menu etc ...) probably even
> attached to a schedule that automatically reshuffles the menu depending
> on the lesson you give/get
> feel free to add more :)
> ciao
> 	oli

I'd recommend exploring the lowfat client angle a bit more. Perhaps make
it more automated. We could even have a process that allows us to pick
and choose specific feature sets that go into building the client (thin,
lowfat, fat, etc).


Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Information Systems
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132 USA

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