http://www.lnx-bbc.org provides a link to
ftp://ftp.blackstar.co.uk/pub/ILUG/ where there are BBC ISOs the latest
of which is 11/11/00
http://linux.ie/download/ilug_bbc relates to a BBC built on version 1.2
of the Linuxcare BBC (which reached 1.6 before the split and is now 1.618).
I have seen from http://www.lnx-bbc.org/news.html that Niall did some
work back in June for the lnx-bbc
What I am wondering is what has happened this? Where are the sources
even to the 1.2 version (do they exist or where all changes in ascii
files and therefore you can diff it out)?
I personally want to get a nice BBC that can get online in Ireland (for
most cases, winmodems are winmodems (though I have had a lot of joy with
the Lucent ones)) and has a decent mozilla. I will work with
anyone/anything to get there, but it seems like I should be
collaborating with the ILUG effort for some things and the lnx-bbc for
others (ILUG would receive anything accepted whenever they resync to the
upstream). Is this a dead duck to the ILUG now?
Ken Guest wrote:
>It's online at http://linux.ie/downloads/>>k.
>>On Thu, 2001-11-29 at 13:16, Niall Walsh wrote:
>>>I've noticed Niall's name on the BBC site and guessed he was mainatining
>>this. Is there any way to contribute to what he is doing with it?
>>The main tree is accessable (though the last time I tried I didn't get
>>it working) but some things (say ISP setups) are Ireland specific (as
>>would keyboard layouts, locales, bookmarks maybe etc. etc.) and I have
>>never even seen an ILUG BBC so I don't know what is being done to ILUG
>>it! Is there a site for it? With the way the upstream is working it
>>might be hard to release the ILUG version as a patch so I can appreciate
>>the space and bandwidth it would take for a site, but I am sure we
>>can/could/should do something (sourceforge?). An ILUG BBC is one of
>>the best ways to promote Linux in Ireland (anyone can use it, insert CD
>>and reboot, trivial-net-setup, mozilla) and I would love to help out
>>(but work means _commitment_ is a no-no, I can just hack in my spare
>>time if it ever exists).
>>>>Excuse my ignorance if all this has been discussed before or if the ILUG
>>version is online somewhere already.
>>>>>>Liam Bedford wrote:
>>>>>On Thu, Nov 29, 2001 at 12:52:24PM +0000, Niall Walsh came forth with:
>>>>>>>Can anyone explain where the ILUG BBC comes from? Does one person (I
>>>>can guess who) take the (no longer Linuxcare) source and then make some
>>>>mods? If so is there any way to colaborate on the "making it ILUG"
>>>>part of the experience?
>>>>>>>>Just for curiosity (as it is recorded in the ILUG archives) I was the
>>>>person who while working for Corel downloaded the Linuxcare BCC source
>>>>and gave it to someone from the ILUG (my fellow Niall perhaps, someone
>>>>in the same building anyway) who then went on to question what I had
>>>>given him because it didn't match the binary from Linuxcare! What I
>>>>gave him was the Linuxcare source as distributed on their site
>>>>unmodified and Corel had no involvement in the whole thing.
>>>>>>>you gave it to me, and I gave it to Niall O'Broin, who is the maintainer
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