Press release Debian Edu / Skolelinux 3.0r1 Terra

The 3.0r1 point release of Debian Edu / Skolelinux is a maintenance update. It's including more than 40 bug fixes and security updates that came to our attentention after the 3.0r0 release. It is based on Debian etch 4.0r1. A link to download locations is available at the end of this announcement.

The most notable change is the much improved documentation, especially the getting started and maintenance chapters are much more complete now and cover everything which needs to be done to get started. The translation to German, Norwegian Bokmal and Italian (new) have been updated, the latter two even completed. Both HTML and PDF versions now include images, some localized, and provide internal document links. The Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) documentation in Norwegian is now also available in HTML.

Important bugs has been fixed in the LDAP Web-based Administration Tool (lwat). A load-balancing feature is included in the thin client system ( New improvements have been selectively introduced after considerable testing, with the emphasis on stability for centrally-operated installations.

This maintenance release shows that the Debian Edu / Skolelinux delivers updates and releases at a steady phase, confirming the international cooperation and a growing community.

Finally, to improve communication between Debian Edu / Skolelinux developers and users, the mailing list has been created. This is a low traffic list for announcements, such as new releases or package updates, only. Please visit to read the archive or to subscribe.

For a detailed list what's new in the 3.0r1 release please see our release notes.

About Debian Edu / Skolelinux

Debian Edu / Skolelinux is a Custom Debian Distribution created by the Debian Edu project. It is installed in a great number of schools in Norway, Germany, France, and other countries. Municipalities and commercial service providers run Skolelinux across multiple schools, operated and maintained centrally. Service providers report that maintenance costs are cut down to half by using diskless workstations instead of standalone desktop PCs.

The project welcomes donations to fund development gatherings and other project activities.

The next development milestone will be to integrate the Debian-based LinEx distro into Debian Edu / Skolelinux. Currently LinEx is used by more than 250,000 students and public employees in the Extremadura region of Spain.

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Release manual for the Debian Edu / Skolelinux "Terra" 3.0r1 release