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[K12OSN] Looking for a few good beta testers



I'm looking for a few good beta testers for K12LTSP 2.1.0. This is 
essentually K12LTSP 2.0.2, but built on top of the recently released
Red Hat 7.3.

This is a beta, please do not install it on a production server at this
point in time. Red Hat 7.3 was released yesterday, it should be self-
evident that the K12LTSP 2.1.0 has not undergone significant testing ;-)


New features include:

 * remote floppy support in KDE 
 * Open Office 1.0
 * All the new goodies in Red Hat 7.3, such as KDE 3.0

There are two major changes in the under-pinnigs of K12LTP 2.1.0:

 * Much greater seperation of the LTSP specific changes from the standard
   Red Hat Workstation/Server packages. This has many advantages, such as
   easier integration with the Red Hat Network and allowing me to release new
   versions much quicker than have happened in the past.

 * Non-free packages will no longer be included, specificly acroread and java.
   There are icons on root's desktop that will automatically download and
   install the Acrobat Reader and Java packages. The rational behind this is
   that it significantly reduces the problems we have getting mirrors for
   K12LTSP while still making it very easy to support Acrobat and Java.

The K12LTSP 2.1.0 beta has not been widely tested. It does pass all of my
initial tests, including updating from K12LTSP 2.0.0. Again, please do not
install this beta on a production server.

If you have a non-production server that you don't mind making a mess of,
please try out the K12LTSP 2.1.0 beta and post your experiences and/or 
bug reports back here to the list.

Please feel free to suggestion MINOR additions as well. For major changes,
we will start working on K12LTSP 3.0 in a month or so.

The ISO images are available here:  (1.9G)

ftp://k12linux.mesd.k12.or.us/pub/distributions/ISO/beta/K12LTSP-2.1.0-BETA/

If you have Red Hat 7.3 installed, you can download and install the 
individual RPMs for K12LTSP 2.1.0 Beta from here:  (153M)

ftp://k12linux.mesd.k12.or.us/pub/distributions/testing/K12LTSP-2.1.0-beta/RPM/


-Eric





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