Saturday, May 06, 2006

mEDUXa is coming

We are almost done with the first phase of mEDUXa (Educational linux distribution from the Education Department of the Canary Island's Goverment). Probably in a couple of weeks we we'll have a beta. Then, in the second step of the project, we will make some tests in order to be ready for the deployment of the machines. mEDUXa will be out based on Kubuntu with KDE 3.4.3. Hopefully we will update to KDE 3.5 by the end of the year. We are working hard now on the updater system. So we will be able to install or change a packet in every single computer included on the MEDUSA project in every single school of the seven Canary Islands automatically, and that is a great goal to achieve.

Lately I've been working on mEDUXa's kde desktop with Richard Dale (KDE Developer). Esteban Manchado and Enrique Zanardi (both are debian developers) Pedro Gracia and Noel Torres are doing a good job. There are a couple more guys working on this. A think it is a good team. Let's see if mEDUXa ends up being a good job.

We still don't have a release date yet. I think mEDUXa will be out at the beginning of next scholar year (september), not earlier, but it's just a guess.
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