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RE: New Project Proposal: The ArabicOpenCD
- To: Development Discussions <developer at arabeyes dot org>
- Subject: RE: New Project Proposal: The ArabicOpenCD
- From: Djihed Afifi <djihedlists at googlemail dot com>
- Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2006 08:02:20 +0000
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> 1- Upload the cd as BitTorrent shared-file:
> Bittorrent is becoming a standard for downloads . the reason is that
> http download speed decrease when demand on file (no. of download
> operations) increase ; while bittorrent download speed increase when
> demand increase . I recommend azureus as the best crossplatform
> bittorrent client .
Good idea. I'm not sure if it is feasible though and I have never setup
a similar thing. For the record, since the announcement about 50 people
downloaded it from my server, and probably the same number of more from
the primary server. (over a period of about 2.5 monthes. But definitely
worth checking out.
I'll see if I can talk to islamic torrents about this.
> 2- include some other programsin the cd
> -bittorrent client as: bittorrent officialclient , azureus , utorrent
> -Multimedia codecs : XviD (openDivX project) ,ogg vorbis codec
> -Wiki program : Moin moin ( the program used for dos of Theopencd.org
Multimedia codecs: vlc is really the know it all when it comes to video
reading. I'm not sure about the licensing of the codecs. Any
> 3- highlight on dependencies and plug ins for each program :
> dependencies of programs should be highlighted as to make user
> install them first , under th description you may write dependencies
> and request their install ,here are some examples:
> -please instal JRE or JDK (= JRE + compiler ) before installing
> Azureus or eclipse ; openOffice.org also require jre but it is
> bundled with it in this installer.
> -please install GTK2+ before installing GIMP;Gaim also require gtk+
> butit is bundled with it ,gnumeric is bundled with gtk+/win32 diffrent
> than the official one
> -please Install 7-zip before extracting MediaPlayerClassic zipped
> with 7-zip .
> -please install python before installing blender
> -please install cygwin before installing texmacs or monodevlop
> ( advanced / experimental)
I tried to do that on a few instances. I agree that it needs extending.
Now that hava is OSS, we can even include it!
> also plugins notice for example as:
> -Abiword plugins:
> -Audacity plugins:
> Nyquist plugins:
A download small window will be introduced to allow the download of all
files with direct explanations of each.
> 4-use a wiki program for auto run:
> letting autorun script open an html page would highly increase
> customizability , as editing would be easier for guiding pages and no
> compiling will be needed . also using a wiki program as moin moin will
> make editing easier and more contribution may be given to project
> if this wiki is hosted on the website ;and included information about
> dependencies and plug ins may rapidly increase .
You mean end users editing from the CD? keep in mind that a large number
of the targeted audience don't have Internet connections to begin with,
so their edits will be moot.
I agree however, that there should be a way to lure users into getting
involved somehow :) that's probably the strongest message of the CD.
+ wait for it: the CD contents are not rendered correctly in Internet
explorer. And I simply don't have enough time to support it.
> Mohammed EnNaqeeb
Mohammed, your input is very much appreciated. I'm accumulating these
ideas, and in time I will release a second release to address much of