Friday, May 6, 2011

It's Friday...

We decided to forgo zentyal-desktop and just work with LDAP. zentyal-desktop is unstable and nobody seems to be maintaining it at the moment. I've also been taken off Zentyal for the moment to fix a problem with Greenfoot. Looks like permissions problems as Jeff said but the question is why in the first place but I'll probably just fix it and leave the questions for later.

As a side project (for myself) I'm going to set up a central XBMC server. If you don't know XBMC formerly known as Xbox Media Center is the name suggests a media center. Some cool person made a minimal ubuntu image with xbmc to be loaded over the network like the LTSP set up we used to have. Although another person came up with a solution involving a MySQL database syncing content between the clients. I'm leaning towards the LTSP setup since it requires me to only manage one machine out of five. I would like to try the MySQL set up just because it would be something new but I'm thinking of the practicality here. I was also thinking of symlinking everything...

1 comment:

  1. Cool project! Keep us up-to-date on your experience with it.

    If you saw the email I sent out yesterday, I have an important project for which I think you would be ideally suited.

    Nico de Groot, a Dutch programmer I met at Pycon this year, has kindly offered to work with us to customize web2py for use in a classroom. He has already written code, which now needs testing.

    Since time does not permit me to give this the extended attention it requires, I'm thinking it is a great project for your senior experience.