[Server-devel] Reschedule XS meeting for Friday Aug 15 - or 10 PM Aug 14 EST ---- was (Re: not up for Friday meeting about the XS)

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at gmail.com
Sun Aug 10 16:37:23 EDT 2008

On Sun, Aug 10, 2008 at 9:10 PM, Bryan Berry <bryan at olenepal.org> wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-08-10 at 18:52 +1200, Martin Langhoff wrote:
>> If we are having a regular XS meeting, I also have to consider what we
>> are doing targetting all our other deployments, some of them with
>> thousands of servers :-)
> Absolutely. We may be a small deployment but our work can benefit much
> larger deployments.

Small deployment *and* your expert hands at work. Fantastic

>> WRT 3 one thing that would be great is an exporter from the fedora
>> repo to a static representation, or to something we can search & serve
>> easily, so we don't have to carry the fedora sw itself on the XS. I've
>> worked a bit with it, and while usually the repos hosted in it have
>> content that is _gold_, I don't think the sw itself adds any value on
>> the XS.
> The great thing about the fedora-commons software is the search
> functionality. Could we actually use search on a static representation
> of the fedora-commons repository?

Well, that's exactly my thought. If we can get a static export from
it, I'm sure we can feed it into a lightweight search system. Bringing
in all the dependencies for Fedora, and agreeing to the memory and cpu
footprint is not in my list of things to do.

> The teachers aren't using their XO's as much as we would like them too.
> We are looking for applications that will appeal directly to them and
> compel them to use their XO's more frequently. We think e-mail is one
> such application.

It's a reasonable thing to want, I was worried about kids + email.
Doing it without future upgrade conflicts on the XS will be a bit of a


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