[ubuntu-in] Ubuntu India Distribution
sameepk at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 26 07:10:50 GMT 2009
> I'm a user of Ubuntu and I try to promote it whereever I go. Recently
> > I have been working with a school to covert their systems to Ubuntu
> > and here are some problems that I faced.
> > * Standard Ubuntu Distribution doesn't play mp3 files
> > * Doesn't come with all Indian fonts (there are some by default but
> > more needs to be installed)
> > * Adding packages is painful when there is no/slow internet connection.
You can try Linux Mint. It comes with all the software you want pre-installed.
(except language support).
> > Only way to overcome this problem seems to have a distribution with
> > most of the required software available out-of-the-box.
> > I looked around to see if there is anybody is doing the same. There
> > were some initiatives like this, but looks like there are not under
> > active development.
> > (Please let me know if there is any such work in progress)
I had already done it a while ago. A person had on the ILUG Bom group had requested for a Customized CD with Educational Packages.
> > So, I started building a new distribution with the following.
> > * language support for all Indian languages (language-support-te,
> > language-support-kn, ...)
> > * all indian fonts (ttf-telugu-fonts, ttf-kannada-fonts etc.)
> > * A/V codecs bad and ugly
> > * flash plugin (from adobe)
> > * indic-input-extension to firefox
> > To save space on the CD, I removed foreign language support and some
> > other less important packages.
> > I'm also thinking of creating a companion CD with some packages to
> > help people with no/slow internet connection to add additional
> > packages easily.
You can use apton cd for that.
> > If you have are interested to participate or have any
> > suggestions/comments, please let me know.
> > Anand
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