Here you'll find the wikified minutes of the meeting.
Present were Hyperbyte (chairman), knipwim (secretary), jammcq, sbalneav, alkisg and Enslaver.
The previous minutes were approved.
- LDM rewrite no longer relevant. alkisg works around the LDM bugs for now by creating a script that kills all client-side user processes before disconnecting SSH.
We've added the topics "Web vs Dev meetings" and "Keeping in touch between meetings".
Hackathon Wiki page
|topic||Focus attention on the Hackathon wiki page and related stuff.|
sbalneav has things to a point where a vm with no users can log in with lightdm, and start a remote desktop session (twm, for testing), see LTSPPamNotes for details. He proposes to do the integration in a new LTSP 6 tree.
Google Summer of Code
|topic||Shall we enter in the GSoC? Who will mentor, what ideas do we have?|
I had two things in mind. One, that I'd like a new configuration system for LTSP.
One that would combine lts.conf, ldminfod and would clean ltsp_config a bit as part of the process (ltsp_config is very badly designed, it was supposed to cache stuff for speed but instead it requires a file write for every variable we want to set).
- It would consist of a python-based server (similar to ldminfod but without inetd) that would get configuration requests from the clients, e.g. "wget http://server:8080/ip=xxx&mac=yyy&phase=pressh", and it would reply with a sourceable shell script for that specific client.
- Also, it would be coupled with an `ltsp-config apply-config` executable that would generate pxelinux.cfg/default options and maybe even dhcpd options, all coming from our "master" configuration file, somewhere under /etc/ltsp.
- And finally, it would include a GUI editor that would allow sysadmins to do all that stuff graphically.
The second part is that I wanted to involve Phantomas, the epoptes co-developer, to LTSP. He's a student at a Computer Science University and he's good with python/gtk. It'll be good to have him in our team. So, I'm willing to be a mentor for those ^. I don't think I want to be a mentor for other persons though, I've cooperated with Phantomas and I like working with him; he's very clever so I usually only have to describe half of the software we want to him; he finds out the rest himself.
- alkisg moves forward with his proposal for Google Summer of Code (+1: Enslaver knipwim Hyperbyte sbalneav -1: jammcq)
David Trask and LTSPedia
|topic||David Trask expressed some interest in LTSPedia. He's going to enter the channel halfway in the meeting to explain.|
Postponed until David Trask comes into this meeting.
Web vs Dev meetings
|topic||Do we have separate web and dev meetings?|
- We have general LTSP projects meetings, suitable for web-topics as well as dev-topics or anything else relating to the LTSP project.
Keeping in touch between meetings
|topic||What type of communication do the developers use to communicate between meetings?|
- We'll bring ltsp-developer mailing list back to life, see how it works as alternative communication for IRC.
- knipwim makes an overview of communication options currently available to us now
- The LTSP StackExchange isn't as popular as we hoped, but we'll leave it there, see how it goes. Perhaps LTSP6 will attract more interest.
- knipwim puts search link in a more obvious place
- Hyperbyte makes a proposal for acceptance into www.ltsp.org/support 'professional support'
- Hyperbyte puts http://ts.sch.gr/wiki/Linux/LTSP in the support list
The Hackathon project kickoff meeting is on March 11, next project meeting is on April 1st, no joke, seriously.