Wasta-Resources: Centralized Distribution of Reference and Documentation Materials
What is it?
Basically Wasta-Resources is just a standard place in Wasta-Linux to put any read-only reference materials you want, and it also adds a launcher to open to the location in a file browser, so that this location is easy findable by users from the Main Menu.
The location is
/usr/share/wasta-resources. Any package can place items here (We would recommend a sub-folder for your region).
For example, the SSG (Sudan group) Wasta-Resources package is called
wasta-ssg-resources. It puts a folder called
SSG Resources in
/usr/share/wasta-resources. Inside this folder are keylists for the various SSG keyman keyboards.
Another example is the
wasta-custom-eth package, which creates a symlink in the
/usr/share/wasta-resources folder to
/usr/share/doc/kmfl-keyboard-sil-ethiopic/readme.htm, so that again users can easily find the keyboard reference for this Keyman keyboard.
In both cases, Wasta-Resources simply provides a central location to place reference files for users. It is unlikely that normal users are going to find the
/usr/share/doc/kmfl-keyboard-sil-ethiopic/readme.htm file otherwise!
How do I add materials to Wasta-Resources?
For people wanting to distribute materials this way, it would require you to maintain packages in the Wasta-Linux software repository, which is documented as part of the Wasta-Linux customizing process.
It is really easy for us to initially set up the Wasta-Resources packages, so if you want to work with us offline to give us whatever materials you want to distribute to your users, we can create the first
wasta-xyz-resources package, after which any future modifications to this package will be made directly by you, the regional customizer. Follow this guide to maintain ‘wasta-custom-xyz’ custom packages.