The Debian Edu / Skolelinux project is still going strong and made its first Wheezy based release today. This is the release announcement:
New features for Debian Edu ~7.0.0 alpha0 released 2013-04-26
This is the release notes for for Debian Edu / Skolelinux ~7.0.0 edu alpha0, based on Debian with codename "Wheezy".
About Debian Edu and Skolelinux
Debian Edu, also known as Skolelinux, is a Linux distribution based on Debian providing an out-of-the box environment of a completely configured school network. Immediatly after installation a school server running all services needed for a school network is set up just waiting for users and machines being added via GOsa², a comfortable Web-UI. A netbooting environment is prepared using PXE, so after initial installation of the main server from CD, DVD or USB stick all other machines can be installed via the network.
This is the first test release based on Wheezy (which currently is not released yet). Basically this is an updated and slightly improved version compared to the Squeeze release.
- Everything which is new in Debian Wheezy, eg:
- Linux kernel 3.2.x
- Desktop environments KDE "Plasma" 4.8.4, GNOME 3.4, and LXDE 4 (KDE is installed by default; to choose GNOME or LXDE: see manual.)
- Web browser Iceweasel 10 ESR
- LibreOffice 3.5.4
- LTSP 5.4.2
- GOsa 2.7.4
- CUPS print system 1.5.3
- Educational toolbox GCompris 12.01
- Music creator Rosegarden 12.04
- Image editor Gimp 2.8.2
- Virtual universe Celestia 1.6.1
- Virtual stargazer Stellarium 0.11.3
- Scratch visual programming environment 220.127.116.11
- New version of debian-installer from Debian Wheezy, see installation manual for more details.
- Debian Wheezy includes about 37000 packages available for installation.
- More information about Debian Wheezy 7.0 is provided in the release notes and the installation manual.
- The (English) Debian Edu Wheezy Manual is fully translated to German, French, Italian and Danish. Partly translated versions exist for Norwegian Bokmal and Spanish.
LDAP related changes
- Slight changes to some objects and acls to have more types to choose from when adding systems in GOsa. Now systems can be of type server, workstation, printer, terminal or netdevice.
- LTSP clients start as diskless workstation / thin client can be configured via command line argument -- or individually adding an entry in lts.conf or LDAP.
- GOsa gui: Now some options that seemed to be available, but are non functional, are greyed out (or are not clickable). Some tabs are completely hidden to the end user, others even to the GOsa admin.
- No mass import of user account data in GOsa (ldif or csv) available yet.
No updated artwork
- Updated artwork which is visible during installation, in the login screen and as desktop wallpaper is still missing or the same as we had for our Squeeze based release.
Where to get itTo download the multiarch netinstall CD release you can use
- rsync -avzP ftp.skolelinux.org::skolelinux-cd/wheezy/
The MD5SUM of this image is: c5e773ddafdaa4f48c409c682f598b6c
The SHA1SUM of this image is: 25934fabb9b7d20235499a0a51f08ce6c54215f2
How to report bugs