[Architecture] GPII in Debian 9?

Steve Lee steve at opendirective.com
Wed Jul 15 02:06:19 EDT 2015

Congratulations on a very successful event!

That does sounds like an excellent opportunity especially if it does not
need to be fully polish to be included. Debian is extremely well respected
in the Linux world and as you say is the basis for *many* other distros
(though they pick which packages to include). There is also embedded
Debian, though in many respects quite different/restricted it would be a
potential routeto for getting GPII on small systems.

I guess we'd need to figure out

1) When we're happy we have the the right feature set for it to go in
2) The exact deployment - ie is everything local or are there options for
using live.

How starting a linux focus group?

Steve Lee
OpenDirective http://opendirective.com

On 14 July 2015 at 15:26, Christophe Strobbe <strobbe at hdm-stuttgart.de>

> Hi,
> Last week (strictly speaking from Saturday 4 July till Thursday 9 July) I
> was at the RMLL conference in Beauvais, France <https://2015.rmll.info/>,
> where I manned a Cloud4all/GPII booth (together with Javi from Monday till
> Thursday) and gave a presentation about Cloud4all - together with Javi [1].
> The most interesting outcome of our presentation about Cloud4all was a
> conversation with Samuel Thibault, a member of Debian's accessibility team
> [2]. He asked how long it would take to create a version of GPII that can
> be shipped with a Linux distribution. He was referring specifically to the
> next stable Debian version (Debian 9), which would presumably be released
> in 2017. (There is no release date yet; Debian is normally released "when
> it is ready", which involves thorough testing.)
> GPII wouldn't need to be "perfect" for inclusion in a distro; it would
> need to be in a state that helps people see what adaptations can be
> achieved. Many other distributions are based on Debian, e.g. Ubuntu,
> Knoppix and HandyLinux (a French distro that focuses on simplicity [3]), so
> this could potentially bring GPII to many GNU/Linux users. I wonder if we
> could set up some "public NP sets" (not editable through the PMT) for
> specific types of needs that can bring a PC in a state where a person who
> needs such adaptations can use them. The corresponding tokens would then be
> available for everyone to use.
> [1] <
> https://2015.rmll.info/cloud4all-et-gpii-l-accessibilite-partout-grace-a-une-personalisation?lang=en
> >.
> [2] <https://www.debian.org/devel/debian-accessibility/>.
> [3] <http://handylinux.org/index-en.html>.
> Best regards,
> Christophe Strobbe
> PS: Both Samuel Thibault and I are members of the board of directors of
> Liberté 0, a French organisation that promotes accessibility in the open
> source world. At RMLL, I had arranged that the Cloud4all booth would be
> next to the Liberté 0 booth.
> --
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