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On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 6:32 PM, Paulo de Souza Lima <

2011/3/29 Webmaster for <>

Here is the state of the North American Community DVD project, as I see

If you go to the root index page for "" you will have

All Supported Platforms
Windows Only

The All Supported Platforms version of the English DVD is in the
folder.  The Windows-only DVD is in the /English-Windows/ folder.

The original idea for the English only DVD was to place the DVD into the
computer and the default folder of the DVD would have the index file
with all the other usable HTML files in that default folder.  When there
finally a Spanish or French versions, then you will get a default folder
that had only one HTML file, the index file, and the common folders with
folder for each language that is supported by that DVD.


So please let me/us know what you think about the work being done.

webmaster @
webmaster @

Tim Lungstrom
New York State, USA

Amazing. We had the same idea about the html file in the root folder.

By the way, Brazilian community is almost done with ours. We are at 50% of
Getting Started translations and going.

We are also including a bash script to automatic install for linux users.
That script detects the hw platform (32/64bits), the distro (Ubuntu,
Fedora, Mandriva or Suse) and installs all required packages for that
specific distro. I have tested in Ubuntu, Fedora and Mandriva. Just Suse
Debian are still missing and I expect to test it tomorrow.

You can see these videos about how easy Linux installations have become:

There's just one issue: once I'm not a developer, the script really works,
but it also has a very ugly code. =D

Well, any script that tries to be cross-distro like that is going to be ugly
- such is the way of the world

Maybe someone could read it and improve the code.

I expect that it could be reworked to instantiate an API, so that
distro-specific scripts  could be created. Absent other volunteers, I'm
happy to help.

It may be that bash is not a good choice for such a scripting task (that's
probably part of why it's ugly). Have you considered Python?

To be specific, though, what is the additional stuff that exists outside of

Also, I have to ask what is the additional stuff that those distros aren't
adding that you feel should be included?


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