[Linux-aus] The Open Source Victoria LiveLAMP Project

Con Zymaris conz at cyber.com.au
Thu May 12 17:46:02 UTC 2005

for some reason the original poster's CC was wrong, so here's the message 

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Date: Thu, 12 May 2005 19:27:49 +1000
From: Con Zymaris <conz at cyber.com.au>
To: Grant Diffey <nevyn-la at artificial-stupidity.net>
Cc: linuxaus at linux.org.au,
	Open Source Industry Australia <osia-discuss at lists.osia.net.au>
Subject: Re: [Linux-aus] The Open Source Victoria LiveLAMP Project

On Thu, May 12, 2005 at 07:20:06PM +1000, Grant Diffey wrote:
> > 
> > > 	A Selection of stand alone windows executables nothing that requires installing but. for example sc1.exe is about a million times more plesant than notepad and is free software(scintilla based editor) 
> > > 	a w3c validator 
> > 
> > The LiveLAMP system runs a Linux server backend. How do you intend to make
> > a Windows executable of use?
> Because some people for some reason prefer to edit things locally and 
> transfer back and forth to the server. if the server has local copies of 
> a few decent editors for windows that don't require installation this 
> could: 
> 	A) Open peoples eyes to free software a little more 
> 	B) Provide a more plesant editing environment than the windows default
> While there are a selection of editors on the server (nano should 
> definitly be included with an appropriate .nanorc file syntax 
> highlighting for html and php)
> This doesn't help people who prefer to edit things locally on their 
> windows machines. given that windows explorer just like konqueror and 
> nautilus lets you view a ftp server as a folder providing free software 
> tools that run on windows may be worth considering.

I have no issue with the (good) idea of having Windows users use good 
Windows FOSS...

But how does having an installation of a Windows binary on the LiveLAMP 
server help the Windows users who need local (workstation) access to those 
binaries? How are the users going to run the application? We aren't 
providing a Samba interface for instance. The config/integration issues 
would be non-trivial for IT teachers no versed in the tech. The idea of 
LiveLAMP is: just add hardware and it now works.

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