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=== Regressions ===

 * Using KDE on standalone and roaming workstations, at least Konqueror, Chromium and Step sometimes fail to work out-of-the box when the machines are used outside the backbone network, proxy use is required to use the other network but no wpad.dat information is found. Workaround: Use Iceweasel; configure the proxy manually.

 * If KDE is used, booting a diskless workstation is slow, and logging in takes a long time (>60 seconds). (Xfce and LXDE sessions start up time is much faster.) - Workaround: Boot computers before pupils enter the classroom; consider to use Xfce or LXDE.

New features in Debian Edu Wheezy

New features for Debian Edu 7.1+edu0 Codename Wheezy released 2013-09-21

User visible changes

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

Installation changes

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

  • The DVD image was dropped, instead we added a USB flash drive / Blue-ray disc image, which behaves like the DVD image, but is too big to fit on a DVD.

Software updates

  • Everything which is new in Debian Wheezy 7.1, eg:
    • Linux kernel 3.2.x
    • Desktop environments KDE "Plasma" 4.8.4, GNOME 3.4, Xfce 4.8.6, and LXDE 0.5.5 (KDE is installed by default; to choose GNOME, Xfce or LXDE: see manual.)
    • Web browser Iceweasel 17 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 1.4.0.6
    • 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 29 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 diskless workstations run without any configuration.
  • On the dedicated client network of thin client servers (default 192.168.0.0/24), machines run by default as diskless workstations if they are powerful enough.
  • 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.

Regressions

  • Using KDE on standalone and roaming workstations, at least Konqueror, Chromium and Step sometimes fail to work out-of-the box when the machines are used outside the backbone network, proxy use is required to use the other network but no wpad.dat information is found. Workaround: Use Iceweasel; configure the proxy manually.
  • If KDE is used, booting a diskless workstation is slow, and logging in takes a long time (>60 seconds). (Xfce and LXDE sessions start up time is much faster.) - Workaround: Boot computers before pupils enter the classroom; consider to use Xfce or LXDE.

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