[Edu-sig] Turtles all the way down (was Re: Tips ...)

Laura Creighton lac at strakt.com
Thu Apr 27 12:08:04 CEST 2006

In a message of Wed, 26 Apr 2006 17:56:57 CDT, Ian Bicking writes:
>Well, you could also just include Python without the OS ;)  I think that 
>would be easier.  Has anyone tried Movable Python 
>(http://www.voidspace.org.uk/python/movpy/)?  It's only for Windows, but 
>I assume the technique is mostly portable (though some of the libraries 
>are not so easy, I imagine, like wxPython).  Anyway, I'm sure you could 
>fit Python for several OS's onto one CD plus some useful libraries, and 
>save some time doing setup, which is otherwise a great way to waste a 
>lot of class time.  Has anyone put together such a bundle?  Or maybe 
>it's already out there, even if written for other reasons.
>Ian Bicking  /  ianb at colorstudy.com  /  http://blog.ianbicking.org

I've used Knoppix http://www.knoppix.org to provide a bootable
linux system packed with whatever it was I wanted to teach.  So far it
hasn't been python that I have been teaching, but I see no reason why
this shouldn't work.


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