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





On 9/4/06, Kevin Verheyen <thepiano telenet be> wrote:
Speaking for belgian users (speaking for me offcourse ;-)  an update
for openoffice to 2.X would be wonderfull too, as the belgian
governement has adopted ODF as standard documentation format.

Centos 4.4 includes an update to OOo 1.1.5 which includes read support for ODF. I don't think you can save though. But 2.0 can read the old format.
 

Kevin

Op 2-sep-06, om 17:49 heeft Peter Hartmann het volgende geschreven:

> I'd like the new features but wouldn't mind being able to boot and use
> the old tree if things didn't work out right off the bat client-side.
>  But I don't know if that would be complicated to automate.
>
> Thanks Eric
>
>
> -Peter
>
> On 9/1/06, Eric Harrison <eharrison mail mesd k12 or us > 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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