Project group request for AmebaPOS Project

Asked by Javi Roman on 2011-10-18


I would like change this project (AmebaPOS Linux System) in a "Project Group" with the same name. The aim of this "Project Group AmebaPOS Linux system" is to create a Linux distribution for point-of-sale systems that meets the necessities of retail environment. This Ameba distribution for Point-of-Sales will be based on Ubuntu Core rootfs, and it'll fit in the main POS system manufacturers (NCR, Wincor Nixdorf and IBM retail POS systems).

This Project group is a Linux distribution, because of this, there are a few sub-projects related:

A. Hardware exploitation:
    A.1 The installer for the ubuntu-core-rootfs, for POS with VGA and for POS with serial line displays (non-VGA systems).
    A.2 Monitoring system software with web interface.
    A.3 Automatic Hardware Inventory software
    A.5 Web console for Software deployment (system software and user software).

B. Middleware:
   B.1 Database middleware for retail environments.
   B.2 D-BUS middleware for POS device access (printers, displays, keyboards, scanners, ...)

C. User exploitation:
   C.1 Eclipse plugin for ubuntu-core-rootfs SDK.
   C.2 ubuntu-core-rootfs virtualization for Eclipse development.
   C.3 User applications demos, handling POS devices, using several languages and D-BUS middleware.

D. Other:
    D.1 Near Field Communication (NFC) support software.
    D.2 PCIDSS specification for ubuntu-core-rootfs.
    D.3 Electronic transaction fund (ETF) software integration.

The team that will own the project:

This would be the first really specialized Linux distribution in retail POS systems in the world. It could be: Ubuntu Desktop, Ubuntu Server, and Ubuntu POS (this is a speculation ... a wish ;-)

Thank you.

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Raphaël Badin
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Best Raphaël Badin (rvb) said : #1

Hi, I've created (and renamed/deactivated the old project into

To include projects in this group, you'll need to go into each project's edit page and set the "Part of:"
control to 'amebapos'.

Let me know if there's anything else I can help you with.


Javi Roman (jroman) said : #2

Thanks Raphaël Badin, that solved my question.