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Re: [Gnumed-devel] GNUmed Release 0.3.0 and Live CD

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] GNUmed Release 0.3.0 and Live CD
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2008 11:07:41 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Sun, Aug 24, 2008 at 07:13:43PM -0700, Jim Busser wrote:

> I understand that there is a GNUmed Live CD_ ISO image (last modified  
> July 28) at

There will hopefully soon be a 0.3 version thereof.

> - does it require access to the hard drive in order to write a scratch 
> file,
No. You can safely test it w/o endangering the hard drive
contents. If I understand it correctly it CAN use a swap
partition if it finds one.

> and must a hard drive partitionhave been already  formatted in 
> advance, using ???  file system to make this possible?

> - if any updating is attempted from the Live CD (for example, to install 
> GNUmed client 0.3.x), will such updates be lost with any shutting down or 
> reboot of the machine?
Yes, but we will strive to provide a 0.3 version of the live
CD. The version will remain available.

> - is a GNUmed (postgres) database already bootstrapped in this Live CD?
Yes, thankfully, due to Sebastian's work. But it needs to be
bootstrapped at every boot which does take a bit of time and

> - may the password for *root* be needed and able to be known?
By default there is no password.

> - may a password for *postgres* be needed and able to be known?
Not sure. 

> - it is mentioned on the wiki that it loads a German version of GNUmed. 
> Accordingly if language is changed (say, to English) at a system level in 
> Debian will this be read and acted on by the database and/or the client, 
> or will the client on the Live CD have been pre-built (pre-packaged) in a 
> way that will not provide the English strings?

a) if the live-booted system is set to English GNUmed should
   switch to English, too

b) it is possible to force GNUmed to English by explicitely   
   setting the language in the startup script - which requires
   manual work.

c) due to 1) the nature of gettext and 2) GNUmed's choice to   
   make English the primary language its interface is spelt out
   there really isn't a way to not provide the English strings :-)

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