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

Registered by Oliver Grawert

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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