FOSDEM talk: Magellan project - How to deploy 550.000 Linux notebooks in classrooms


Last saturday (February 6, 2011) I presented a small talk at FOSDEM about  the usage of Linux Caixa Mágica in the Portuguese Magellan Project.


The goal of the presentation was to show how do we make a Linux Distribution appealing enough to students, parents and teachers to make them choose to boot Linux instead of Windows. The answer is simple enough... You talk with the right people...


With the help of the KDE Team, usability teams, interviews with teachers and students we improved our interface, configuration tools and list of installed applications. With the help of language teams we made sure the spelling and grammar was correct and consistent throughout the entire interface. All of this steps added to a development process that we want to share with all of you to show how it was accomplished, and how we made it a success story.

publicado por DarkLord às 19:20

FOSDEM Talk: Gumby - package dependency visulization for Linux



Last Sunday I presented at FOSDEM 2011 a tool recently developed in the context of my MsC dissertation called Gumby.

It is meant to be a way to visualize and explore the package dependencies of a Linux distribution in an interactive way.

The talk was given in the Cross-Distro devroom which was a quite fitting environment as there were quite a few other speakers talking about Linux packaging issues.

If you were not there you can still see the slides after the jump.

publicado por agrr às 16:05

FOSDEM talk: Improving Rollback in Linux via DSL approach & distributing


On 6th Feb 2011, John Thomson presented at FOSDEM 2011 the latest work relating to Linux Package Management and in particular rollback of package upgrades..

The presentation "Improving Rollback in Linux via DSL approach & distributing" took place in H.1308, the cross-distro room.

This work has been developed in the scope of MANCOOSI European Research project.

publicado por johngt às 15:40

FOSDEM talk: Apt-pbo - a proof-of-concept of a new generation of meta-installers



As an element of Caixa Mágica research team, I presented at FOSDEM 2011 the work that our team has been developed for package installers.

The presentation "Apt-pbo: a proof-of-concept of a new generation of meta-installers" took place in the cross-distro room.

This work has been developed in the scope of MANCOOSI european research project.



publicado por Tintim às 15:09



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