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SEUL.org: Linux in education report #9

Feb 28, 2000, 20:54 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Doug Loss for this link. ]

"The consolidated gradebook program Grader seems to be progressing nicely, with people actively discussing it and signing on to help out. They are always looking for help, so if you're interested in contributing get in touch with them."

"Since that effort seems to be off to a good start, a number of people at SEUL/edu who have be working separately on testing and quizzing applications for Linux are talking about how they can combine their programs and efforts in a similar way to produce a polished application that can be used in many ways. We expect this discussion to take off in the near future with a spate of new coding."

"Roger Dingledine mentioned that although we're finding a number of interesting applications for education, many of them are only available as source tarballs. They would have to be available as binary packages too to make it easier to persuade inexperienced users to install them and try them out. Since we have peolpe from Mandrake and Debian Jr. on our mailing list, we decided to see about getting some help in creating RPMs and DEBs of as many of the programs we've encountered as we can. At the moment both distros are occupied with selecting and packaging the apps they've already found, but both were quite interested in the idea. We expect to have a repository of binary educational packages in the near future."

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