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On 03/22/2011 04:54 PM, Friedrich Strohmaier wrote:
Hi drew, *,

many thanks for bringing this up :o)).

drew schrieb:
What is the best way to help you with this particular project?
Well Not shure what's the most effective way to achieve this.
 From my point of view one starting point could be to translate the
german box, which already got several features during five years of
development. But finally this decision will be made by people doing the

I'll try to be short in listing the features not seen at first glance:

- display window:
starting the former PrOOo-Box we had long and heavy discussions what
should be the purpose of the CD's content. Result was a hybrid of easy
installation medium and a display window allowing people to have a look
at community's work - even if offline - much more an option in those
days than nowadays.

- easy installing:
Particularly installing windows apps from a html UI using the system
browser is a pain. Thus we decided the kmeleon browser to be delivered
with the medium. It starts via autorun and provides a one click
installation for LibO as well as for all other windows applications on
the medium.  This can be choosen either by clicking the item in the html
UI or by selecting from a menu containing all available win apps on the

MS, as I recall, did a security cut on what that auto run option will currently allow. Last time I heard, the Movie and Audio media were the only one left in the auto run security update. I know that I can not get CDs to auto run and load up the splash screen of ones that I know worked last year or so. So I may be right about that.

For Browser based installs, I know that many have removed the "download/run" option and just use the "download/save" one. Security issues again. The more secure your Windows computer is, the better.

So making an easy to install CD/DVD is not easy if you think about those who no longer have auto-run or download-run options available to them.

The medium as well acts as installation source for deb based linux
systems. It contains a repo with meta packages for easy
(de-)installation choosing *one* package instead of fiddling with
several packages particularly while deinstalling.

- office equipment:
To equip a complete office machine we also provide recent
browsersoftware, and some other tools for desktop publishing and the
like - all open source to show the power of free software world.

- development:
The source code and related tools are delivered to have a snapshot of
the state of development at the time of release. This allows interested
computer people to examine the code and as well a company to have full
control over the software used in it's environment.

I've put these lines in a wiki page where it's accessible for later use
if needed:

Hope this helps.


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