I am pushing up Webc 3.2 mini now (100kB/sec upload is the best I can get with Virgin fibre optic XL). This returns the pdf viewing feature I mistakenly left out the 3.1 mini package list. This happened because the Webconverger and WebKit release I made at that time did not support inline xpdf.
The next big todos as ever is to get:
- the hard drive installer working
- include wireless networking
- get maxi updated
- autobuilds and some better QA from bmsleight
The hard drive installer milestone is a bit too complicated for me and I am dependent on Daniel to look at this again on my behalf. Tbh I have been a little hesitant to roll out this feature as I feared I would get "Webc installer destroyed all the contents of my hard disk" type emails. Webconverger as a Live CD is about protecting people from (over) writing any data. To the astute previous work described in Debian Web Kiosk paves the way for a hard drive installer in any case, so the installer is coming along... very slowly.
As for wireless networking, I have my own little solutions, however they work for me and my particular hardware and wireless setup. Wireless hardware and wireless setups are awfully complex. I am quite envious of Apple's slick Iphone wireless interface. Writing something like that with wpasupplicant might be possible. So far my efforts could be described in a linux haters blog rant.
I personally dial into 3G internet via bluetooth via my Nokia and it works quite well. USB dongles are usually simple serial line modems that simply need a ppp dial up script and some polish. However I still need to get "borrow" one of these dongles to implement support. I will contact Vodafone or perhaps trial with T-online.