TheOpenCD forks to OpenDisc

Henrik Nilsen Omma henrik at
Thu Sep 27 14:29:06 UTC 2007

Conrad Knauer wrote:
> ... and its Project Lead goes with it, leaving TheOpenCD in limbo.
> Will this have any impact on Gutsy?  Will future releases have the
> Windows component based on OpenDisc or will Canonical attempt to
> revive it?
We will not continue active development of the OpenCD in parallel with 
the OpenDisc.

I appreciate Chris' reasons for re-launching the project, the 
restriction involved in hosting on Canonical data centre servers can be 
limiting for a small project that has little technically in common with 
the distro (i.e. doesn't use bzr or our build systems).

This will certainly not affect gutsy and will have little impact on 
future Ubuntu releases. The WinFOSS browser is based on the OpenCD code, 
but could be re-based from the OpenDisc if compelling features are 
developed there. It's all open source :)

Contributions are welcome on the Windows side of the Live CD, both in 
maintaining the application collection and browser and the new and 
exciting Wubi installer

I wish Chris the best of luck managing the new project!


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