Edubuntu plans for 12.10

Registered by St├ęphane Graber

Our usual Edubuntu session to discuss the plans for the next 6 months.
Please note that this time around a separate session has been booked for LTSP (foundations-q-ltsp)

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Edubuntu Council
Edubuntu Council
Edubuntu Developers
Series goal:
Accepted for quantal
Milestone target:
milestone icon ubuntu-12.10
Started by
Kate Stewart
Completed by
Jonathan Carter

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Edubuntu Plans for 12.10

#uds-q #community #edubuntu #zentyal #tablet #kde

Topics: (we probably have *way* too much for one session, or even one release)
- Edubuntu Core Product
  - Authentication Configuration in Ubiquity, AD/SSSD/LDAP/etc
  - New Artwork
  - KDE Edu packages review
  - Push for Unity Educational Lenses
  - Multiseat
  - Tomboy/Gnote choice
  - Package playground wallpaper collection -
  - Educational App promotions in Software Center / Touch apps on tablets
  - Dynamic Installer Slideshow
  - Juju charms for educational webapps (moodle, etc)
  - Remote live installer
  - Edubuntu book revival
- Edubuntu Server
  - Edubuntu Server task?
   - Schooltool
   - Zentyal Server
   - Samba4
   - Fog project / Disk cloning
   - LTSP
   - LXC
- Edubuntu Tablet
 - Kubuntu is doing most of the heavy lifting with the Zatab: developer version is $250 -
  - We need to investigate multitouch for html5/css/javascript apps.
  - Promote platform as technology preview for app developers, create awareness around getting apps into the right places for Software Center
  - Decide on Plasma Active / Unity
  - Epoptes Tablet Features
- Marketing Updates
 - Edubuntu Drupal 7 migration
 - More / Updated screenshots for new apps
 - Do we still want Identica? It's rotting away.

- Authentication, sssd will/should move to main
- sssd works fine against AD, so might against samba, needs stability testing
- Collaboration between zentyal and edubuntu
- Unity 2D is being deprecated and Unity 3D will use LLVM on older hardware (will be slow)
- Multiseat, desktop team isn't committing to it, we're
- Ubiquity options for server, workstation, ltsp server, possibly radio buttons and then fine tuned options afterwards, get some guidance on how to present this to user
- For tablets, web apps rule, investigate flash support, Unity 3D, x2go application server on edubuntu


Work Items

Work items for quantal-alpha-1:
[bencer] Look at schooltool and see if it can integrate with Zentyal: DONE
[jonathan] make edubuntu meetings weekly again: DONE
[mhall119] deprecate the appguide on and replace with links to on our website: DONE
[jonathan] check for an alternative for stellarium on ARM: DONE
[jonathan] make ltsp-live use autologin: DONE
[jonathan] Organise with IS so that redirects to DONE
[jonathan] KDE Edu packages review, check alternatives for these and what's best: DONE
[stgraber] add gnote to seeds, check that tomboy notes are properly migrated: DONE

Work items for quantal-alpha-2:
[jonathan] update drupal theme or make new theme for edubuntu drupal 7 website: DONE
[jonathan] drop identica and replace by G+: DONE
[jonathan] package golden ribbon's playground wallpapers: POSTPONED
[stgraber] migrate drupal 6 -> drupal 7 content: DONE
[stgraber] Move all the langpacks the non-english to /pool and have them install when opening the user session: DONE
[jonathan] check with kubuntu/arm team and get an edubuntu installer image for zatab: POSTPONED
[jonathan] check status of pessulus and whether we should include it again: DONE

Work items for quantal-alpha-3:
[stgraber] Move ltsp-live to an edubuntu-netboot package covering both ltsp-live and casper-netboot: DONE
[jonathan] interviews with new edubuntu contributors: DONE
[jonathan] get updated status of pessulus and whether we should include it again: DONE
[stgraber] Add support for nbd in NETBOOT= for casper: POSTPONED
[edubuntu-dev] juju charm for moodle (ask marco ceppi perhaps): POSTPONED
[edubuntu-dev] get in touch with ubuntu-manual project, check what ubuntu-doc project is using for new help site, :Oput together strategy for manual, recruit some documenters: POSTPONED
[jonathan] prepare dynamic slides for edubuntu-slideshow: POSTPONED
[jonathan] interviews with new edubuntu contributors: DONE
[jonathan] new artwork, check that it looks good on unity 2d, unity 3d and gnome-session-fallback, make sure, check unity-3d launcher colour, make sure it looks good: DONE
[edubuntu-dev] Depending on result of above work item, implement support for sssd in auth-client-config: POSTPONED
[alkisg] tablet/utouch integration for epoptes: POSTPONED
[ogra] get a bootable image for zatab: DONE
[edubuntu-dev] server strategy: check zentyal integration with schooltool status, not use fog, check alkisg's status for cloning solution, lxc+juju. Review at alpha1. If it's ready for alhpa1, we create a Debian Task for installing edubuntu server, if not, it's postponed for 13.04: POSTPONED
[jonathan] prepare promotional slides for software-center in edubuntu: POSTPONED

Work items for ubuntu-12.10-beta-1:
[jonathan] check status for x2go server on LTSP application server if available, include if available or postpone (beta2 or FFe): POSTPONED
[edubuntu-dev] review install experience on tablet: POSTPONED

Work items for ubuntu-12.10:
[stgraber] 1: prepare edubuntu website changes: announcement banner, release notes, release announcement: DONE
[jonathan] 2: prepare edubuntu website changes: announcement banner, release notes, release announcement: DONE
[stgraber] investigate the state of sssd against samba4 and report to edubuntu-devel list: DONE

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