Bundled application set for the ClassmatePC and add/remove management

Registered by Richard Weideman on 2007-10-30

#1 Not all of standard edubuntu bundled applications will be included in the ClassmatePC delivery.

#2 Not all of standard edubuntu applications available for install through the g-a-i (Add/Remove menu options) will be apropriate for download and install onto the ClassmatePC.

The considerations are:
 * limitations on the internal storage
    - for default image install
    - for add/remove applications
 * limitations of screen size / functionality
 * other hardware considerations
   e.g. application needs <LeftShift> and <RightShift> keys

Decisions need to be taken on:

1. What are the criteria for determining an approved subset
  * what install space size is reasonable to provide an acceptable user data space
  * what other hardware limitations
  * language considerations

2. What is the testing procedure to select a sub-set of applications that are "approved"
  * what is the testing process
  * who will do the testing
  * what is the approval process
  * who will do the approval
  * how is this list maintained
  * who will do the maintaining
  * patches / updates ... any issues around these ?

3. What applications are included in the standard install bundle from the approved subset
  * who selects the options
  * what is the process
  * who approves the options
  * what is the process
  * language considerations ?

4. How is the Add/Remove issue going to be managed
  * users should not download and install certain applications (i.e. applications that are not in the approved subset)
  * how is this going to be managed

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Approver:
Colin Watson
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
Richard Weideman
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Richard Weideman
Definition:
Drafting
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Unknown
Milestone target:
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