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Re: [K12OSN] K12LTSP 4.2.4EL planning... how stable?



I should also mention that I'm going to add fl_teachertool to 4.2.4EL...

-Eric

Eric Harrison wrote:
> CentOS 4.4 has been released & I've started work on K12LTSP 4.2.4EL.
> 
> The question is how stable should the stable branch be?
> 
> 
> There are a half-dozen end-user applications that can be updated. These
> would be essentially back-ports from FC5 (K12LTSP 5.0). Does anyone
> using K12LTSP 4.2EL have concerns about bumping up to the
> latest-and-greatest of any of these packages?
> 
> 
> Package Name   K12LTSP 4.2.3EL version  Latest version
> ------------  ------------------------  ---------------------------
> blender       2.37-2.k12ltsp.4.2.2EL    2.42-6.fc5
> celestia      1.3.2-3.k12ltsp.4.2.2EL   1.4.1-5.fc5
> childsplay    0.81.1-2.k12ltsp.4.2.2EL  0.83-1.fc5
> DansGuardian  2.7.6-7.k12ltsp.0.4.0     2.9.7.1-0.k12ltsp.0.5.0.0
> gcompris      7.1.1-4.k12ltsp.4.2.2EL   7.4-13.fc5
> inkscape      0.43-1.k12ltsp.4.2.2EL    0.44-4.fc5
> tuxmath       0.2001.9.7-0103           0.2005.10.11-0
> 
> 
> 
> The real big question is whether or not to switch from LTSP 4.1 to LTSP
> 4.2? This is not an insignificant change, considering that the kernel
> for the terminals is changed from a 2.4 kernel to a 2.6 kernel.
> 
> Considering that a "stable" branch should favor stability over shiny new
> features, I am currently leaning towards leaving K12LTSP 4.2.4EL with
> the older LTSP 4.1 packages. This is largely a question with upgrades,
> so I'd like to hear from those of you currently running K12LTSP 4.2.3EL.
> Are the new features in LTSP 4.2 (largely improved USB/CD/floppy
> support) worth the risk of potentially breaking some of your terminals?
> 
> 
> -Eric
> 
>


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