Added notes for generating a Debian Jr. livecd using live-helper
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See also: ["Freeduc"]
Live CD development
A Debian Jr. livecd can be built using live-helper with the following steps:
svn co svn://svn.debian.org/debian-live/dists/trunk/live-helper ( cd live-helper ; debuild -us -uc ) sudo dpkg -i live-helper*.deb svn co svn://svn.debian.org/debian-live/configs/junior sudo make-live --root junior &>make-live.log
Currently the junior config in svn is for a usb key using gnome. You can change this by editing the appropriate variables in junior/config. Other possible values for LIVE_PACKAGES_LIST are "kde-junior" or "xfce-junior", and LIVE_BINARY_IMAGE can be changed to "iso" to generate a CD image.
Ideas collected from users
Create a simple ["Desktop environment"] for [http://lists.debian.org/debian-jr/2006/11/msg00014.html very young children].
probably the simplest way to do this is to have your X system launch straight into a [http://gcompris.net gcompris session].
- use .xinitrc with a single command: gcompris in it, or
configure your ["Desktop environment"] with a ?DebianJrSpecialSession for that small user
- gcompris has a number of command line options and configurations to make it use the full screen quite well for this scenario (! provide examples!).