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== Summary ==
 
== Summary ==
Integration of further educational applications in Fedora and release of an educational spin. Current goal: Fedora EDU Math Spin
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This feature concerns the release of a spin, which contains applications for educational purposes.
  
 
== Owner ==
 
== Owner ==
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== Current status ==
 
== Current status ==
* Targeted release: [[Releases/10| Fedora 10]]  
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* Targeted release: [[Releases/10| Fedora 10]]  
* Last updated: 2008-07-11
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* Last updated: 2008-07-26
* Percentage of completion: 30%
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* Percentage of completion: 60%
  
 
== Detailed Description ==
 
== Detailed Description ==
The major goal right now is the Fedora EDU Math Spin, which should be released with Fedora 10. It includes a KDE 4.1 desktop environment and various applications for mathematical and educational purposes.
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The major goal right now is to provide a Fedora Education Math Spin, which should be released with Fedora 10. It includes a KDE 4.1 desktop environment and various applications for mathematical and educational purposes.
  
 
Please see also:
 
Please see also:
 
* the wiki page of the [[SIGs/Education|Education SIG]]
 
* the wiki page of the [[SIGs/Education|Education SIG]]
* Package Selection (Fedora EDU Math):
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* our package selection below (for Fedora Education Math Spin)
 
 
 
 
{|
 
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|kdeedu-math
 
|-
 
|qalculate-gtk
 
|-
 
|wxmaxima
 
|-
 
|octave
 
|-
 
|gnuplot
 
|-
 
|Macaulay2
 
|-
 
|orpie
 
|-
 
|}
 
 
 
  
 
'''The Kickstart file is located here:''' http://sdz.fedorapeople.org/fedora-livecd-education-math.ks
 
'''The Kickstart file is located here:''' http://sdz.fedorapeople.org/fedora-livecd-education-math.ks
  
 
== Benefit to Fedora ==
 
== Benefit to Fedora ==
This effort helps to increase Fedora's visibility in the educational sector (among the already existing ones like K12LTSP & OLPC). We are going to release a spin, which allows students, as well as educators and teachers to use the advantages of open source software not only in classrooms or at work, but also at home.  
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This effort helps to increase Fedora's visibility in the educational sector (among the already existing ones like K12LTSP & OLPC) and to enlarge our community. We are going to release a spin, which allows students, as well as educators and teachers to use the advantages of open source software not only in classrooms or at work, but also at home.
  
 
== Scope ==
 
== Scope ==
The requirements for achieving this goal are fairly small. Please see also the Education SIG [[SIGs/Education/Roadmap|Roadmap]] for further information. The required packages are already in Fedora, so it's mainly a question of drawing up the spin and getting it approved.
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The requirements for achieving this goal are fairly small. Please see also the [[SIGs/Education/EducationLive| EducationLive]] page for further information. The required packages are all already in Fedora, so it's a question of creating the spin and getting it approved.
  
 
== Test Plan ==
 
== Test Plan ==
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'''Testing will follow Fedora's release cycle!''' We're working on releasing previews with the corresponding alpha and beta releases.
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* build spin based on Rawhide (take care of its size!)
 
* build spin based on Rawhide (take care of its size!)
 
* test, whether it boots and all applications are accesible
 
* test, whether it boots and all applications are accesible
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* report any bugs
  
 
== User Experience ==
 
== User Experience ==
Have a functional, working spin ready, which allows the user to use the various educational applications.
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Have a functional, working spin ready, which allows the user to use the various educational open source applications.
  
 
== Dependencies ==
 
== Dependencies ==
* for Fedora EDU Math Spin: all packages already in Fedora
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* for Fedora EDU Math Spin: '''all packages are already in Fedora'''
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The educational applications are listed below. We're also going to rely on a KDE 4.1 desktop environment, which is already in Rawhide. Therefore, no further dependencies are needed!
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{|
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!package name !! in Fedora?
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|-
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|kdeedu-math || yes
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|-
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|qalculate-gtk || yes
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|-
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|wxmaxima || yes
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|-
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|octave || yes
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|-
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|gnuplot || yes
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|-
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|Macaulay2 || yes
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|-
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|orpie || yes
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|-
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|}
  
 
== Contingency Plan ==
 
== Contingency Plan ==
* release a first '''preview''' using generic-logos once rawhide gets more reliable
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* release a first '''preview''' using generic-logos based on F10 alpha
 
* in the meantime, gather further feedback from users and...
 
* in the meantime, gather further feedback from users and...
 
* ...get the spin approved (Spin SIG, FESCo, Rel-Eng,...)
 
* ...get the spin approved (Spin SIG, FESCo, Rel-Eng,...)
 
* release the final spin with Fedora 10
 
* release the final spin with Fedora 10
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The spin itself would not affect Fedora in any critical way!
  
 
== Documentation ==
 
== Documentation ==
Not necessarily needed or required, but some guidance for the user - which software does what - would desirable.
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Not necessarily needed or required - each software comes with it's own documentation. Guidances for users - "which software does what?" - might be provided on the Education SIG's wiki page.
  
 
== Release Notes ==
 
== Release Notes ==
nothing here. for now.
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The release notes are going to be made available once a preview is released.
  
 
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[[Category:ProposedFeature]]
 
[[Category:ProposedFeature]]

Revision as of 12:37, 26 July 2008

Fedora EDU

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Summary

This feature concerns the release of a spin, which contains applications for educational purposes.

Owner

  • Name: SebastianDziallas

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 10
  • Last updated: 2008-07-26
  • Percentage of completion: 60%

Detailed Description

The major goal right now is to provide a Fedora Education Math Spin, which should be released with Fedora 10. It includes a KDE 4.1 desktop environment and various applications for mathematical and educational purposes.

Please see also:

  • the wiki page of the Education SIG
  • our package selection below (for Fedora Education Math Spin)

The Kickstart file is located here: http://sdz.fedorapeople.org/fedora-livecd-education-math.ks

Benefit to Fedora

This effort helps to increase Fedora's visibility in the educational sector (among the already existing ones like K12LTSP & OLPC) and to enlarge our community. We are going to release a spin, which allows students, as well as educators and teachers to use the advantages of open source software not only in classrooms or at work, but also at home.

Scope

The requirements for achieving this goal are fairly small. Please see also the EducationLive page for further information. The required packages are all already in Fedora, so it's a question of creating the spin and getting it approved.

Test Plan

Testing will follow Fedora's release cycle! We're working on releasing previews with the corresponding alpha and beta releases.

  • build spin based on Rawhide (take care of its size!)
  • test, whether it boots and all applications are accesible
  • report any bugs

User Experience

Have a functional, working spin ready, which allows the user to use the various educational open source applications.

Dependencies

  • for Fedora EDU Math Spin: all packages are already in Fedora

The educational applications are listed below. We're also going to rely on a KDE 4.1 desktop environment, which is already in Rawhide. Therefore, no further dependencies are needed!

package name in Fedora?
kdeedu-math yes
qalculate-gtk yes
wxmaxima yes
octave yes
gnuplot yes
Macaulay2 yes
orpie yes

Contingency Plan

  • release a first preview using generic-logos based on F10 alpha
  • in the meantime, gather further feedback from users and...
  • ...get the spin approved (Spin SIG, FESCo, Rel-Eng,...)
  • release the final spin with Fedora 10

The spin itself would not affect Fedora in any critical way!

Documentation

Not necessarily needed or required - each software comes with it's own documentation. Guidances for users - "which software does what?" - might be provided on the Education SIG's wiki page.

Release Notes

The release notes are going to be made available once a preview is released.