[arch-events] FrOSCon - Who brings what?

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Mon Aug 17 05:54:30 EDT 2009

Dieter Plaetinck schrieb:
> okay let's figure out what are goals are, how we can achieve them best, and then which hardware we need.
> goals:
> - demonstrate installation process. 
> - demonstrate pacman / general Arch concepts such as rc.conf
> - (show off a DE/WM. many options here: kde3, but also lxde/openbox etc can be interesting and are more KISS. showing a dualscreen setup may be cool as well, but needed? do we even have enough room?)
> means:
> - @ installation procedure: it's indeed usefull to have a video here, so we don't have to do it manually everytime a user wants to see it.  Gerhard, how did you do the video last year? can you do it again or tell me how to do it?
> - @ installation procedure: it's also possible to do completely automated installations, but probably not many people are interested in that (you also see no ncurses interfaces and such). maybe we can also make a video and show both videos?

It looked a bit weird, having a video about a curses installation 
running in endless loop. He recorded a virtualbox session with 
recordmydesktop or similar, details will be in his reply :)

> - @ DE/wm show off: we need a pc with a tried and working setup, especially if we use dualscreen. and we must be sure users cannot fuck things up.  Jens your pc is good for this?

I don't know if we have dualhead. Last year, Jens brought a machine with 
nvidia, so we just installed KDE 4.2 and showed some stuff there. We 
installed it live on Saturday morning and then just did stuff with it. 
And btw, I want users to fuck this thing up, give them root and let them 
play around, reinstall if they break it :)

We need clean hard drives for that, I have one 320GB and one 120GB which 
we could use if there are no others.

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