thaidn at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 17 00:55:45 MSD 2006
--- Thomas Adam <thomas.adam22 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 16, 2006 at 12:04:56PM -0700, Thai Duong
> > Hi there,
> > I'm Thai from Vietnam. I just want to introduce
> > Kiosk Appliance (http://kiosk.rpath.org) which is
> > distro focusing on user's security and privacy
> > inspired by your article "Creating a Rudimentary
> > System using FVWM". Using rPath technology, I
> > 3 versions of Kiosk Appliance: a VMWare image, a
> > LiveCD and an installable CD. Included is just
> > rPath Linux and FVWM to run a locked down version
> > Firefox. Firefox is also pre-configured to
> > automatically reset after each used so that
> > information is never stored permanently. The
> > stable version is 0.2 which features:
> Heh. I must say that this is a first for me:
> 1. Someone actually _reads_ the crap I publish.
> :P, and:
> 2. Someone has actually taken something I've
> written and turned it into
> something useful.
> What an excellent idea. I am pleased it has
> inspired a rather
> interesting project, and the fact it works. The
> original intention idea
> was more as a proof-of concept; a vehicle upon which
> to try and
> demonstrate some of FVWM's features. I'm glad it
Hey what you (and LG) have published is not crap :p,
I've always found them interesting and very straight
forward to stuff that _works_. Another article I'm
reading ATM is http://linuxgazette.net/124/smith.html.
I plan to integrate this idea into Kiosk Appliance.
> > 1) Clear all personal data on exit;
> > 2) Reset after a period of inactivity;
> > 3) Disable form history;
> > 4) Disable page caching;
> These things are of course a form of Firefox
> configuration. Are you
> using any of the kiosk browser plugins that Firefox
> can use? One of the
> reasons why I perhaps didn't advocate them is that
> they only do half the
> job -- and and best interfere with window
> management. It could be
> argued that window management isn't necessary, but
> I'd argue that
> it is, if you want the finer control of peripheral
> > ...and much more, you can view more details at
> Looks good.
Yes I use two Firefox extensions: rKiosk and
autoreset. rKiosk helps me to simplify Firefox's
chrome and autoreset helps me to reset Firefox after
an inactivity period. I wonder whether fvwm can do
this. If it can, I'll be happy to use it instead of
Firefox extensions. I also ship a custom Firefox's
preference which is auto re-installed after each use.
Beside kiosk extension, I also intend to install some
general extensions such as AdBlock Plus, FasterFox or
some of Web 2.0 extensions...to extend and improve the
functionality of K.A. Do you have any suggestion about
which extension should I use in K.A?
> > I've been working on Kiosk Appliance 0.3 which has
> > many more features such as the ability to disable
> > access to Firefox's internal URLs or dialogs, i.e
> > about:* URL, the Firefox Preferences dialog...I
> > K.A 0.3 to be released on the next few days. Many
> > thanks to Thomas Adam for helping me to configure
> > fvwm.
> You're welcome.
> > Any thought or suggestion? I'm really anxious to
> > from you.
> I ran the liveCD ISO in QMU and it worked fine.
> There are one or two
> things in the FVWM configuration though you might
> want to address:
> Style Firefox-bin NoButton 1, NoButton 2, NoButton
> 4, Layer 8
> The use of "NoFoo" to negate or turn-off a style is
> now for the most
> part considered deprecated in FVWM 2.5.18 (the
> unstable release of FVWM
> at the time of writing you should ideally be using).
> Instead, negation
> works how most other languages define negation, via
> the bang (!) symbol,
> Style Firefox-bin !Button 1, !Button 2, !Button 4,
> Layer 8
> Also, the line:
> Key Escape A A -
> Should be changed to:
> Key Escape A M -
> So that it works for the meta key. If there's
> anything else you'd like
> to know, just shout.
Attachment is my new fvwm's configuration. Please take
a look at it and tell me if anything goes wrong.
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