[Debian-eeepc-devel] Proposal - Debian Live and gSOC

Ben Armstrong synrg at sanctuary.nslug.ns.ca
Fri Feb 29 10:35:10 UTC 2008

On Fri, 29 Feb 2008 11:05:29 +0800
Kim-man 'Punky' TSE <punkytse at punknix.com> wrote:
> I am a lead developer of Voyage Liunx [1] that develop x86 Debian-based 
> Linux OS for embedded systems.  Over the past few months I have been 
> monitoring the activities in DebianEeePc project.  I seems now the 
> project is in a better shape so I now consider to offer help.

Sure.  Have a look at our Todo on the wiki.

> I would like to see native Debian support for EeePc.  What I am thinking 
> about is why don't we offer a live CD or usb disk image version of 
> DebianEeePC?  Debian Live [2] seems to be a good tools to make it. 
> What's your view on that?

I think it would be premature to focus on it right away.  We need the
peace and quiet of mostly dealing with people willing to jump right in
and install Debian on their Eees.  I know from a lot of experience
working with the debian-live team and using the tool for my project,
Debian Jr. that we will divert a lot of energy from our current efforts
if we shift focus to a live CD / disk image, not to mention attracting
a whole new class of users our little project is not yet ready to deal

However, it has always been my intention to make a combination live
CD / installer image that could fit on, say, a 1G USB key.  I will
enter that on our Todo list.

> I have also notices that Google Summer of Code (gSOC) is now open. Shall 
> we submit project proposal to Debian [4] for student to work on this 
> project?  I believe this project should attract wide attention to students.

That's an interesting possibility.  It is quite likely that by the
summer we'd be in a better position to absorb users attracted by a live
image.  If the live CD/image is not done by then, it might be something
they could do.  On the other hand, if we make progress rapidly, they
might not have much left to do on that by the time the summer rolls


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