Package: wnpp Severity: wishlist Owner: Georges Khaznadar <georg...@debian.org>
* Package name : live-clone Version : 1.0-1 Upstream Author : Georges Khaznadar <georg...@debian.org> * URL : https://usb.freeduc.org/jbart-en.html * License : GPL-3 Programming Lang: Python3 Description : GUI to clone and manage Live-Build USB sticks The main use case for `live-clone` should be for people who use a USB live stick to boot a GNU-Linux system anywhere, on whatever machine which allows them to boot from such a support. It can be summarized as "nomadic IT usage". I use it as a valuable educational tool for my students: so, they can find exactly the same computer environment at school and for their homework, provided they know how to boot a machine with their own Debian-Live flash disk. This application allows one to make bootable USB sticks from an iso-hybrid image issued by Live-Build. It adapts additionally a persistence partition to use the free space on the USB stick. . It features also management tools for live USB sticks: when such USB disks are used daily, they happen to have inconsistencies in their persistence area which can render them unusable. Tools are provided to save persistence data when necessary, and to blank the persistence area, so the USB disk can be used again. . The application detects when it is run from a Debian-Live environment, thus featuring seamless auto-cloning. The package is currently stored at https://salsa.debian.org/georgesk/live-clone and I aim to maintain it in the next years.