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New features in Debian Edu Wheezy

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New features for Debian Edu 7.0.0+r0 Codename "Wheezy" released 2013-??-??

User visible changes

  • Updated artwork and new Debian Edu / Skolelinux logo, visible during installation, in the login screen and as desktop wallpaper.

FIXME: hopefully. h01ger is asking around.

Installation changes

Software updates

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

    • Debian Wheezy includes about 37000 packages available for installation.

Documentation and translation updates

  • Translation updates for the templates used in the installer. These templates are now available in 28 languages.
  • The Debian Edu Wheezy Manual is fully translated to German, French, Italian and Danish. Partly translated versions exist for Norwegian Bokmal and Spanish.

  • 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.

Other changes

  • New Xfce desktop task.
  • 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.