Edited by DL01 at Tue Oct 28, 2014 14:24 |
I wonder how your image could help me...
I want to build a Kubuntu image, complete with a selection of applications (LibreOffice, Audacity, Gimp, some basic web tools, educational applications, etc.) The idea is to install several full computer labs of Banana Pis and use them in parallel with an existing, more "conventional", room in which we use Kubuntu on Dell computers.
The project is based in Togo, in the poor rural area of Kuma (but then, all of Togo is very poor).
We already have 2 computer rooms operational, the first one since 2012, the second, that was completed last summer, being a Raspberry Pi room... (if you are interested, you can read more about the project itself here : http://kuma-ci-en.blogspot.com -- even though this blog has not been updated for a while).
A while ago, I managed to transform the Banana Pi Lubuntu image into Kukuntu (using synaptic)... To my surprise, the result is *very* encouraging ! Such a setup would be perfect to introduce ICT in a middle/high school in less fortunate environments. However, the image I built is not perfect (my Linux skills are not sufficient yet to know precisely what I can remove or not -- what must be added or not). There are a few glitches, such as the impossibility to add plasma widgets, and also a problem getting out of "screen saver" mode.
I wanted to repeat the process from scratch using your "barebone" Ubuntu image and to transform it into a working Kubuntu... I tried very hard last weekend, but it looks like it is difficult to use even the simple apt, and to know exactly what to add to build the image...I wasted a lot of time and frustrations (I tried to install python-software-properties, but that failed... I could not find the appropriate ppa, etc.)
Do you think your image a good starting point for this or am I going th wrong direction ? If it is, could you give me a few hints about how to start on a sound basis ?
Oh, by the way...
1. The image I need to build must be, in the end, in French. But localization didn't seem too difficult to achieve through a bit of trial and errors with the first image I modified ;
2. based on my own experience in the field in Africa (I spent a full year working at the project, in the middle of the bush), I am convinced that, if such an image was available (Kubuntu, with a good selection of applications, in several languages...) it could attract many schools in developing countries (but perhaps also in developed countries !)
Our small team is, of course, ready to share our experience and our pedagogical resources with anyone who would be interested in them for "not-for-profit" purposes... We are 100% "not-for-profit".
What do you think ?