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Date: 2003-02-26 (13:17)
From: roberto@d...
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Alternative proposal: COAN
Dear Sven,
     actually, in the latest version of DemoLinux (a Live CD pretty
older than Knoppix, distribution-independent, even if now based on
Debian) distributed with the CD of free software from
Inria, there is advi, whyzzitex and ocaml preinstalled and
you are pretty welcome to download it from www.demolinux.org
(I had to edit a bit your packages to make it suitable for the Debian
installed in DemoLinux, but it was rather easy work...)

Now, it is a long time since DemoLinux did not go through a major upgrade,
partly because I still dream of rewriting all the configuration/detection/
installation stuff in Ocaml, but I did not convince myself to really start
the real work... But if some people is interested ... :-)


>>>>> "Sven" == Sven Luther <luther@dpt-info.u-strasbg.fr> writes:

    Sven> On Tue, Feb 25, 2003 at 11:54:50AM +0100, roberto@dicosmo.org wrote:
    >> - easy installation:
    >> Issue: I want to run advi to give flashy LaTeX presentation, and I want
    >> to just get a binary for my nice OS I love so much, without having to
    >> recompile anything

    Sven> BTW, i have much been thinking of generating a version of knoppix
    Sven> (single CD debian distros, which boots directly from the CD), which
    Sven> would include advi and all other parts needed for it to run, and maybe
    Sven> have a script that would generate a CD image including your
    Sven> presentation.

    Sven> Such a CD should boot on every hardware out there without much
    Sven> problems, so you would just need to go to your conference insert the
    Sven> CD and reboot the box.

    Sven> As for other stuff, well, you could just use debian and use our
    Sven> packages which solve most of the dependency issues, with more to come
    Sven> in my next upload of the ocaml_packaging_policy. I think you could
    Sven> also use the mingw cross compiler or something such to automatically
    Sven> build win32 packages out of the debian packages, but i didn't look
    Sven> much into this.

    Sven> Friendly,

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