The Excalibur System

Jonathon Fernyhough j.fernyhough at
Mon May 10 18:41:07 UTC 2010

On 10 May 2010 19:20, Ryan Oram <ryanoram at> wrote:
> --snip--
> Please let me know what you guys think of all of this.
> Thanks,
> Ryan Oram

I'm not quite sure what to make of this. On the one hand you're
promoting Linux. On the other you're promoting it in order to get free
board and food at the Uni, promoting yourself and a friend as
preferred candidates for jobs you're pushing the University to create,
then asking other people to do large chunks of the work for you.
You'll have to forgive me if it initially looks a little self-serving;
creating PPAs of other people's work and filing and triaging bugs on
your own project can only be a first step (and although it makes your
karma look good you haven't actually contributed anything).

I'd suggest setting up a prototype system and filing bugs and feature
requests against Ubuntu, not your pet project. There's no need for a
"fork" here; we'd just end up with a spork (neither one thing nor the
other, doing neither job particularly well).

Plus doesn't Fedora have a spin that does all of this already?

Why not try to get this functionality integrated into Edubuntu? Wait,
no, already done...

I guess my question is this: why won't any existing solutions do the job?


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