The reconstructor is a program to remaster ubuntu CD-Roms. It’s written in Python and supports (officially) all ubuntu’s up to 7.10. So if one want’s to remaster kubuntu hardy, there’re two issues:
- It’s kubuntu.
- It’s Hardy.
For issue 1) there are several threads in the reconstructor forum. Here the most important ones:
- Change background and KDM-Config.
- Change the kubuntu default settings (in depth explanation).
- A KDE Module (alpha release thus a forum post).
- About a reconstructed KDE4 Edition of kubuntu.
A lot of (KDE) applications can be configured through reconstructor (third party) modules.
For Issue 2) There’s a simple explanation: It works with hardy, as tested in this configuration:
- Use a (k)ubuntu hardy Setup as host system to install the reconstructor on.
- We’ve got the X86 Kubuntu 8.04 Hardy for this.
- The usplash works, pcx unknown (Diego has to try out the newest ISO yet)
- Apt has changed a lot: You can’t add to /etc/apt/sources.list with constructor.
- Hardy has a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ directory now, you can put multiple source files there.
- We remastered kubuntu, so the GNOME customization wasn’t used.
- The VMPlayer plugin doesn’t work since hardy uses a new kernel, thus manual install works.
A tip if the terminal doesn’t start up: Execute the command “xhost +” on a console of your box.
If you need more documentation: Reconstructor is pretty well documented.