Re: Linuxtag

From: Torsten Landschoff (
Date: Sat Apr 07 2001 - 04:20:51 CEST

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    On Sat, Mar 17, 2001 at 04:47:43PM -0600, Roland Bauerschmidt wrote:
    > I just realised that time is passing really fast, and it is only about
    > 3.5 months til Linuxtag. Maybe we should start some brain storming about
    > what we want to do/show on Linuxtag...

    Really :)

    > Another thing I just thought of, is the installation demonstration we
    > did last year. If we wanted to do something like this, it would have to
    > be better practised and planned than last year. It wasn't really a
    > success... (Torsten, I hope you don't take this offensive :)

    I don't care as long as you don't mention my name. Oh, wait, you did!
    *igniting the flame thrower*

    What I learned from the fiasco last year is the following:

    - no single person should do the installation. There is somebody needed
      to explain what is going on and an assistent doing the real installation.
      You can't look at the screen and at the audience at the same time.
      At least not with the layout we had last year.

    - We have to run the installation with exactly the same hardware when
      testing and when presenting. Otherwise we will run into weird
      problems like a resolution that the screen can not display *arg*

    - Something has to be prepared to fill the gap when apt-get goes and
      installs 200 packages. 5 minutes is not long if you are waiting for
      your system getting installed but it is not as nice if you are
      waiting for your audience to leave or throw bananas.

    - There must be something special about our installation. Nobody cares
      anymore if you can install Linux on a PIII/800 with 256MB of RAM.
      How about installing on a 486 notebook over a plip connection? ;)



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