Willing to help!

Paul Sladen ubuntu at paul.sladen.org
Thu Jan 5 13:52:13 GMT 2006

On Thu, 5 Jan 2006, Fernando Lujan wrote:

Hello Fernando, Welcome!

> 1) A official non-free software repository. Java and Acrobat Reader.

Ubuntu currently have something that is pretty much that, called the
'multiverse' repository.  This contains 'acroread' and 'j2re1.4' for
instance.  There are entries for these that you can enable in Synaptic or by
editing '/etc/apt/sources.list' and doing an 'apt-get update'.

There's still a couple of question packages like 'w32codecs' that could do
with a home, but there are distribution issues with those.

> 2) Include the xorgconfig and xcfg in the xserver-xorg.

I don't know enough about these tools, are they Slackware-provided tools,
currently alot of the functionality has been shifted by daniels into
Ubuntu's packages.

Do you have a source location for these and a description of what they do,
they might be good things for you to try packaging---especially good if you
have a motive!

> 3) Give the option to install SMP or 64 kernels during the install.

There's not space on the desktop CDs for two kernels;  on the server CD
there are extra Linux kernels and I believe it installs the correct version.

If you want a AMD64/x64/EM64T you want to be running an 'amd64' install of
Ubuntu that is designed for this architecture and contains packages designed
for it.

> Is there a project needing colaborators? I'm interested in help with
> packaging our documentation.

Sounds like the Ubuntu Documentation team who run the wiki things would be
an excellent place to jump into and just your thing!  They have a mailing


and hang out on '#ubuntu-doc' on 'irc.freenode.net'.  Enjoy yourself!

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