[SoaS] [Sugar-devel] [IAEP] Really cool developments with SoaS v3
gerald.ardito at gmail.com
Thu May 27 11:48:26 EDT 2010
Speaking as a teacher, this would be a fantastic idea!
We could have a tool to build our own spin.
I am not a developer, but would happy to work on requirements.
On Thu, May 27, 2010 at 10:31 AM, Dave Bauer <dave at solutiongrove.com> wrote:
> On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 3:50 PM, Daniel Drake <dsd at laptop.org> wrote:
> > 4. Build/customization documentation - in addition to actually
> > adjusting the process to make customization clean and possible,
> > they've written *good documentation* on how to do it, even ready for
> > the release date and not done as an afterthought:
> > http://download.sugarlabs.org/soas/docs/customization-guide/
> > Thanks to the SoaS contributors, great work!
> > Daniel
> and thanks to Daniel for the email that inspired this idea.
> Based on the idea of making it easy to customize SoaS I had an
> advanced idea to make it even easier. I can't personally work on this,
> but maybe there is someone who can develop this idea further.
> I am thinking of a web-based form that would allow deployments to
> customize their own SoaS spin. This would simplify things because the
> deployment wouldn't need a lot of bandwidth to build the custom SoaS,
> and would not have to setup a Fedora 13 install to do the builds. This
> is sort of like http://susestudio.com/ which is supported by Novell,
> and unfortunately the underlying platform is not open source.
> I chatted with Mel and Sebastian on #sugar last night and we agreed
> this was an interesting idea.
> The first step could be just a web based form to generate a correct
> custom kickstart file, which a deployment would download to do a
> custom build.
> The next step would be to setup a local Fedora repository so the
> packages don't need to be downloaded for every build. Then after that
> a system could be designed to take the custom kickstart files and
> build custom ISOs.
> It would probably make sense to limit this to registered deployments
> in the beginning until it was known exactly how much resources would
> be consumed.
> I hope this summary idea will be useful, and I regret I cannot
> personally build this, I really like the idea.
> Dave Bauer
> dave at solutiongrove.com
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