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 * Some packages rather belonging to preschool or primaryschool level (like ''gcompris-qt'', ''childsplay'', ''tuxpaint'' or ''tuxmath'') are no longer installed by default.

New features in Debian Edu Buster

New features for Debian Edu 10+edu0 Codename Buster

Installation changes

  • New version of debian-installer from Debian Buster, see its installation manual for more details.

  • New artwork based on the futurePrototype theme, the default artwork for Debian 10 Buster.

  • New default desktop environment Xfce (replacing KDE).
  • New CFEngine configuration management (replacing unmaintained package cfengine2 with cfengine3); this is a major change, for details see the official CFEngine documentation.

  • The architecture of the LTSP chroot now defaults to the server one.

Software updates

  • Everything which is new in Debian 10 Buster, eg:
    • Linux kernel 4.19
    • Desktop environments KDE Plasma Workspace 5.14, GNOME 3.22, Xfce 4.12, LXDE 0.53, MATE 1.20
    • Firefox 60.4 ESR and Chromium 72.0
    • LibreOffice 6.1

    • Educational toolbox GCompris 0.95
    • Music creator Rosegarden 18.12
    • GOsa 2.74
    • LTSP 5.18
    • Debian Buster includes more than 57000 packages available for installation.

Documentation and translation updates

  • Translation updates for the templates used in the installer. These templates are now available in 76 languages, of which 31 are fully translated.
  • The Debian Edu Buster Manual is fully translated to German, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian Bokmål and Japanese.
    • Partly translated versions exist for French, Danish, Polish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese and Ukranian.

Other changes compared to the previous release

  • The USB ISO image can be used for offline installations again.
  • New school level related meta-packages education-preschool, education-primaryschool, education-secondaryschool and education-highschool are available. None of them is installed by default.

  • Some packages rather belonging to preschool or primaryschool level (like gcompris-qt, childsplay, tuxpaint or tuxmath) are no longer installed by default.

  • Site specific modular installation. It is now possible to install only those educational packages that are actually wanted. See the installation chapter for more information.

  • LXQt 0.14 is offered as a new choice for the desktop environment.
  • New GOsa²-Plugin Password Management.

  • Unusable options have been removed from the GOsa² web interface.
  • New netgroup available to exclude systems belonging to the shut-down-at-night-hosts netgroup from being woken up.

  • Improved TLS/SSL support inside the internal network. A RootCA certificate is used to sign server certificates and user home directories are configured to accept it at account creation time; besides Firefox ESR, also Chromium and Konqueror can now use HTTPS without the need to allow insecure connections.
  • Kerberized ssh. A password isn't needed anymore for connections inside the internal network; root needs to run kinit first to enable it.

  • With X2Go server now available in Debian, the related packages are now installed on all systems with Profile LTSP-Server.

  • Support for running Java applets in the Firefox ESR browser has been dropped upstream.
  • Support for nonfree flash has been dropped from the Firefox ESR browser. We have also decided to drop the free but unmaintained gnash implementation.

Known issues