Helping new users with setting up Edubuntu server
djgroos at gmail.com
Sun Jun 20 00:35:33 BST 2010
On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 8:53 PM, Belinda Lopez
<belinda.lopez at canonical.com>wrote:
> David Groos wrote:
> 1. How do I get a link on the edubuntu page?
> I think Jonathan Carter has write access to that area.
Thanks, Belinda. Jonathan? Not quite ready yet, but I'd like to add a link
to a good install page. More on that in a bit.
> 1. What is the official page on the edubuntu or ubuntu wiki for
> installing Lucid (hopefully with info on installing LTSP).
> Canonical does not have an official one so it kind of depends on what you
> mean by official. I would consider it official like the Documentation work
> if the community supports it. perhaps with the ok from the edubuntu
What I mean by this is not necessarily a wiki page but a page like the
download page that says, 'once you've downloaded and converted to an install
DVD, this is how you install it. This is very important I feel.
> 1. Which wiki should I add/update this content, ubuntu or edubuntu?
> At this point I'd recommend the official ubuntu wiki as I think there is
> more activity there and anyone searching there will find a link to it. I
> don't think there is cross wiki search functionality at this point. So
> maybe the bulk of it on the Ubuntu wiki and a page on the edubuntu wiki so
> folks can find it in a search there.
Thanks for this direction. Until I hear otherwise I'll be planning on
adding to the Ubuntu wiki.
> 1. What is the relationship between these wikis and what is the vision
> for the edubuntu wiki?
> Not sure there is a long term vision for edubuntu at the moment. :-( It's
> being driven by the developer community
(Hats off to you!!!)
> and they have done an outstanding job to keep the project moving forward.
> Other than blueprints for the next cycle I would love to see and help work
> on a long term vision.
I know there is a mission statement though I just did a google search
"Edubuntu mission" and "Mission of edubuntu" and on neither first 20 hits
was a mission statement for Edubuntu. Where is it? I know it exists.
The good thing about a mission statement is it tells one why one is
marching. However, a vision statement is different. The vision tells one
what we will approach if our community marches successfully. Really, a
vision guides us in the murky waters of life. I don't recall seeing a
vision statement for edubuntu, but then again, I'm almost 50 so may well
have forgotten having seen it... Please direct me to a living or otherwise
wiki page telling the vision of our community.
I can (and will) start making wiki pages like:
wiki.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/vision if someone doesn't soon educate me on a good
way to do it or at least a web page that provides naming guidelines. On
that note, I'm about to make a simple wiki page:
wiki.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/installlucid unless I get some other direction.
> 1. I'm thinking I should start a 'specifications' wiki page on these
> dozen pages, on edubuntu wiki, right? Name?
> sounds great! keep us updated on your progress.
how about: wiki.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/schoolbasics/... and put the basic pages
in place of the ....
> FYI: I've been working on an Edubuntu course in Moodle for the Kids on
> computers project. They asked about maybe adding an LTSP and networking
> section to it. You can find the current work in progress here:
Awesome! Which of the 3 programs would be most user friendly for my
students to annotate a digital photograph--for example they take a picture
of a flower and want to clearly label the parts, gimp, inkspace, scribus? A
tutorial on that would be something my students need...
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