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1 <define-tag pagetitle>Debian Edu / Skolelinux Wheezy — a complete Linux solution for your school</define-tag>
2 <define-tag release_date>2013-09-28</define-tag>
3 #use wml::debian::news
4
5 ## Translators should uncomment the following line and add their name
6 ## Leaving translation at 1.1 is okay; that's the first version which will
7 ## be added to Debian's webwml repository
8 ##
9 # ← this one must be removed; not that one → #use wml::debian::translation-check translation="1.1" maintainer=""
10
11 <p>
12 Debian Edu is a complete operating system for schools.
13 Through its various installation profiles you can install servers,
14 workstations and laptops which will work together on the school network.
15 With Debian Edu, the teachers themselves or their technical support can
16 roll out a complete multi-user multi-machine study
17 environment within hours or a few days. Debian Edu comes with hundreds of
18 applications pre-installed, but you can always add more packages from Debian.
19 </p>
20 <p>
21 The Debian Edu developer team is happy to announce Debian Edu 7.1+edu0
22 <q>Wheezy</q>, the sixth Debian Edu / Skolelinux release, based on
23 Debian 7 (aka <q>Wheezy</q>), which has been updated and carefully improved
24 compared to the previous Squeeze release while keeping its unique feature
25 set and ease of maintainability.
26 </p>
27 <p>
28 Some recent feedback:
29 </p>
30 <ul>
31 <li>
32 Giorgio Pioda, system administrator, who is using Debian Edu at SPSE
33 (<a href="http://www.spse.ch/">Scuola per Sportivi d’Élite</a>) in
34 Tenero, Switzerland (Cantone Ticino, Italian speaking part), says:
35 <q>I can report that I'm on production with Debian Edu Wheezy since
36 mid-August and it works rock solid, we are using it every day.</q>
37 </li>
38 <li>
39 Nigel Barker, IT Coordinator at
40 <a href="http://www.hiroshima-is.ac.jp/">Hiroshima
41 International School</a>, Japan:
42 <q>I was able to get a new Tjener and computer room ready for
43 the new school year in only 4 days following the beta 1 release.
44 I have been very happy with the way things have been running during the
45 first month of school.</q>
46 </li>
47 <li>
48 Lucas Nussbaum, <a href="$(HOME)">Debian</a> Project Leader:
49 <q>Debian Edu is a fantastic project, for at least two reasons.
50 First, because it exposes a wider public, and specifically
51 children, to Free Software and Debian.
52 Second, because it demonstrates how one can build a successful
53 distribution on top of Debian, while doing all the work inside Debian.</q>
54 </li>
55 </ul>
56
57 <h2>About Debian Edu and Skolelinux</h2>
58 <p>
59 <a href="http://www.skolelinux.org/">Debian Edu, also known as
60 Skolelinux</a>, is a Linux distribution based on Debian providing an
61 out-of-the box environment of a completely configured school network.
62 Immediately after installation a school server running all services
63 needed for a school network is set up just waiting for users and
64 machines to be added via GOsa², a comfortable Web-UI.
65 A netbooting environment is prepared using PXE, so after initial
66 installation of the main server from CD or USB stick all other
67 machines can be installed via the network.
68 The provided school server provides an LDAP database and Kerberos
69 authentication service, centralized home directories, a DHCP server, a web
70 proxy and many other services. The desktop contains
71 <a href="http://people.skolelinux.org/pere/blog/Educational_applications_included_in_Debian_Edu___Skolelinux__the_screenshot_collection____.html">more
72 than 60 educational software packages</a> and more besides are available from
73 the Debian archive, and schools can choose between KDE Plasma, GNOME, LXDE and
74 Xfce desktop environments.
75 </p>
76
77 <h2>Full release notes and manual</h2>
78 <p>
79 Below the download URLs, there is a list of some of the new features of
80 Debian Edu 7.1+edu0 <q>Wheezy</q>.
81 The full list is part of the manual.
82 (See the
83 <a href="https://wiki.debian.org/DebianEdu/Documentation/Wheezy/Features">English
84 version on the wiki</a> and the
85 <a href="http://maintainer.skolelinux.org/debian-edu-doc/">manual
86 translations installed on maintainer.skolelinux.org</a>).
87 </p>
88
89 <h2>Where to get it</h2>
90 <p>
91 To download the multiarch netinstall CD release (655 MiB) you can use:
92 </p>
93 <ul>
94 <li>
95 <url ftp://ftp.skolelinux.org/skolelinux-cd/debian-edu-7.1+edu0-CD.iso>
96 </li>
97 <li>
98 <url http://ftp.skolelinux.org/skolelinux-cd/debian-edu-7.1+edu0-CD.iso>
99 </li>
100 <li>
101 <code>rsync -avzP ftp.skolelinux.org::skolelinux-cd/debian-edu-7.1+edu0-CD.iso</code>
102 </li>
103 </ul>
104 <p>
105 The SHA1SUM of this image is: bebcb64d38e34e7c9f04db9f251a5e55bdb56670
106 </p>
107 <p>
108 To download the multiarch USB stick ISO release (5.4 GiB) you can use:
109 </p>
110 <ul>
111 <li>
112 <url ftp://ftp.skolelinux.org/skolelinux-cd/debian-edu-7.1+edu0-USB.iso>
113 </li>
114 <li>
115 <url http://ftp.skolelinux.org/skolelinux-cd/debian-edu-7.1+edu0-USB.iso>
116 </li>
117 <li>
118 <code>rsync -avzP ftp.skolelinux.org::skolelinux-cd/debian-edu-7.1+edu0-USB.iso</code>
119 </li>
120 </ul>
121 <p>
122 The SHA1SUM of this image is: a86ec62c06890dc0d32a82ebaca093e72b35e09c
123 </p>
124
125 <h2>New features for Debian Edu 7.1+edu0 <q>Wheezy</q></h2>
126 <p>
127 These are the (shortened) release notes for Debian Edu / Skolelinux
128 7.1+edu0, based on Debian 7.1 with codename <q>Wheezy</q>.
129 </p>
130
131 <h3>Installation changes</h3>
132 <ul>
133 <li>
134 New version of debian-installer from Debian Wheezy, see the
135 <a href="http://www.debian.org/releases/wheezy/installmanual">installation
136 manual</a> for more details.
137 </li>
138 <li>
139 The DVD image was dropped; instead we added a USB flash drive / Blu-ray
140 Disc image, which behaves like the DVD image, but is too big to fit on a DVD.
141 </li>
142 </ul>
143
144 <h3>Software updates</h3>
145 <p>
146 Everything which is new in Debian Wheezy 7.1, e.g.:
147 <p>
148 <ul>
149 <li>
150 Linux kernel 3.2.x
151 </li>
152 <li>
153 Desktop environments KDE Plasma 4.8.4, GNOME 3.4, Xfce 4.8.6,
154 and LXDE 0.5.5 (KDE Plasma is installed by default; to choose GNOME, Xfce or
155 LXDE: see manual)
156 </li>
157 <li>
158 Web browser Iceweasel 17 ESR
159 </li>
160 <li>
161 LibreOffice 3.5.4
162 </li>
163 <li>
164 LTSP 5.4.2
165 </li>
166 <li>
167 GOsa 2.7.4
168 </li>
169 <li>
170 CUPS print system 1.5.3
171 </li>
172 <li>
173 Educational toolbox GCompris 12.01
174 </li>
175 <li>
176 Music creator Rosegarden 12.04
177 </li>
178 <li>
179 Image editor Gimp 2.8.2
180 </li>
181 <li>
182 Virtual universe Celestia 1.6.1
183 </li>
184 <li>
185 Virtual stargazer Stellarium 0.11.3
186 </li>
187 <li>
188 Scratch visual programming environment 1.4.0.6
189 </li>
190 <li>
191 Debian Wheezy includes about 37000 packages available for installation.
192 </li>
193 </ul>
194 <p>
195 More information about Debian Wheezy 7.1 is provided in the
196 <a href="http://www.debian.org/releases/wheezy/releasenotes">release notes</a>
197 and the <a href="http://www.debian.org/releases/wheezy/installmanual">installation
198 manual</a>.
199 </p>
200
201 <h3>Documentation and translation updates</h3>
202 <ul>
203 <li>
204 Translation updates for the templates used in the installer.
205 These templates are now available in 29 languages.
206 </li>
207 <li>
208 The Debian Edu Wheezy Manual is fully translated to German, French,
209 Italian and Danish. Partly translated versions exist for Norwegian
210 Bokmål and Spanish.
211 </li>
212 </ul>
213
214 <h3>Other changes</h3>
215 <ul>
216 <li>
217 New Xfce desktop task.
218 </li>
219 <li>
220 LTSP diskless workstations run without any configuration.
221 </li>
222 </ul>
223
224 <h3>How to report bugs</h3>
225
226 <a href="http://wiki.debian.org/DebianEdu/HowTo/ReportBugs">Report
227 bugs to the Debian Edu project</a>.
228
229 <h3>Where to get the sources</h3>
230 <p>
231 The source of the packages on the CD and USB stick ISO is available
232 as a USB stick ISO (7.6 GiB).
233 To download it you can use:
234 </p>
235 <ul>
236 <li>
237 <url ftp://ftp.skolelinux.org/skolelinux-cd/debian-edu-7.1+edu0-source-USB.iso>
238 </li>
239 <li>
240 <url http://ftp.skolelinux.org/skolelinux-cd/debian-edu-7.1+edu0-source-USB.iso>
241 </li>
242 <li>
243 <code>rsync -avzP ftp.skolelinux.org::skolelinux-cd/debian-edu-7.1+edu0-source-USB.iso</code>
244 </li>
245 </ul>
246 <p>
247 The SHA1SUM of this image is: 1e926e49fdd1076f332c7c4abce3fb43049cddb7
248 </p>
249
250 <h2>About Debian</h2>
251 <p>
252 The Debian Project was founded in 1993 by Ian Murdock to be a truly
253 free community project. Since then the project has grown to be one of
254 the largest and most influential open source projects. Thousands of
255 volunteers from all over the world work together to create and
256 maintain Debian software. Available in 70 languages, and
257 supporting a huge range of computer types, Debian calls itself the
258 <q>universal operating system</q>.
259 </p>
260
261 <h2>Contact Information</h2>
262
263 <p>For further information, please visit the Debian web pages at
264 <a href="$(HOME)/">http://www.debian.org/</a> or send mail to
265 &lt;press@debian.org&gt;.</p>
266

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