XS Community Edition/5.0
| NOTE: The contents of this page are not set in stone, and are subject to change!|
This page is a draft in active flux ...
Building off the success of XSCE 0.4, we hope with v0.5, the glass will officially become half-full :}
Its spec was refined Oct 21-23 in San Francisco.
Rolling list of proposals / open-community planning:
Summarized & contextualized by Tony Anderson here:
Some early docs are evolving here:
XSCE 0.5 Evolution Since Sept 2013
Look through its spec and community efforts, as well as XSCE's General FAQ. How we evolved:
- /Project_Specifications was quite naturally evolving in late Sept / early Oct 2013, eg. inviting suggestions and strategic/tactical directions. We pulled these together during...
- San Francisco Design/Hacking "Crystallization Sprint" was Oct 21-23 2013, with contributions from many in person and from afar!
- /Road Map was tuned during San Francisco's and after Sprint, becoming even more precise during Malaysia's "Culmination Sprint" Nov 18-20, 2013.
Thanks for thinking: how all can refine this Autumn 2013 baseline for future versions!
Conversion of Install Mechanism to Ansible
A major goal of the 0.5 release is converting the xs-config rpm based install to an ansible playbook.
Progress in this conversion is tracked here.
Placeholder links (for later)
School Server Recap
A community school server provides communication, networking, content, and maintenance to a school and/or classroom. In everyday usage the school server provides services extending capabilities of the connected laptops, enhancing teacher-child-parent relationships. In general, these services include:
- Classroom connectivity – Similar to what you would find in an advanced home router.
- Internet gateway – If available, an internet connection is made available to laptops.
- Content - Tools for deployments and teachers to make instructional media available to their schools and classrooms.
- Maintenance - Tools to keep laptops updated and running smoothly.