Provide solutions for netbooting and minimally installed Thin Clients on ARM boards

Registered by Oliver Grawert on 2010-10-15

Ubuntu LTSP already has minimal support for arm based thin clients. Part of this spec is to provide netboot images for SD cards/NAND flash for the supported ARM hardware in Ubuntu that will automatically run LTSP on such boards. Another typical Thin Client solution is to have a minimal desktop installed locally and connect to remote servers through connection tools (rdp, citrix, x2go, ssh) from this. Both implementations should be covered by this spec.

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
David Mandala
Priority:
Medium
Drafter:
Oliver Grawert
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
Oliver Grawert
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Proposed for oneiric
Implementation:
Deferred
Milestone target:
None

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Work Items:
[ogra] LTSP, build minimal boot image for LTSP booting from SD/NAND to be installed on arm boards: TODO
[stgraber] LTSP,upload lightspark to the archive: DONE
[jani] LTSP, make sure lightspark is built for armel: DONE
[ogra] LTSP, test ltspfs on armel: TODO
[ogra] minimal thick client, sort out vmwareview client in the archive: TODO
[ogra] minimal thick client, deal with seeds/tasks/metapackage: TODO
[persia] send ogra a HOWTO for seeds/tasks/metapackage: TODO
[ogra] create documentation for minimal thick client as well as LTSP on arm: TODO
[stgraber] handle promotions for minimal thick client: TODO

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