Release announcement mails
Remember to replace XXX marked text.
Debian Edu Bullseye will be released at the same time as Debian Bullseye (planned date: XXX).
The Debian publicity team will send the Debian Edu release announcement mail one day after that date.
In addition, announcement mails from the Debian Edu team go to...
English -- To: debian-edu-announce (at) lists.debian.org, debian-edu (at) lists.debian.org, linuxiskolen (at) skolelinux.no, debian-edu-german (at) lists.debian.org, bruker (at) skolelinux.no, debian-edu-french (at) lists.debian.org, annonsering (at) nuug.no, pressemelding (at) nuug.no
Remember the debian-edu-announce@ list is a moderated one; emails need to be accepted by a list moderator (or need to be signed by a DD).
For translated announcements, the announcement mail should contain a link to the translation on debian.org/News (and thus could be short); they are sent to these recipients:
Bokmal/Norway -- To: linuxiskolen (at) skolelinux.no, bruker (at) skolelinux.no, annonsering (at) nuug.no, pressemelding (at) nuug.no
German -- To: debian-edu-german (at) lists.debian.org
French -- To: debian-edu-french (at) lists.debian.org
Release announcement draft
To be able to use the Debian publicity infrastructure more easily, the draft is kept in the Debian publicity team's announcements.git; see:
The announcement has been translated to: (de,fr,gl,it,nl,pt,sv).
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:publicity-team/announcements.git
Checks before the release
The image URLs are valid at release time; to check items before, use the corresponding Debian Installer RC XXX images, available on https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/.bullseye_di_rcXXX/debian-cd/.
- Set release version in:
[ ] d-e-install and [ ] upload the package early enough before the release.
[ ] d-e-doc
[ ] Check if the email addresses found at the top of the page are up-to-date.
[ ] Inform debian-publicity@ and debian-i18n@ early enough before the release date.
[ ] English draft file review by native speaker.
[ ] Coordinate release with the Debian CD team (BD image package list).
- Test if ISO images are usable for installations:
[ ] NETINST image: https://get.debian.org/cdimage/release/current/amd64/iso-cd/
[ ] NETINST image: https://get.debian.org/cdimage/release/current/i386/iso-cd/
- Check if BD images are usable in offline mode.
- [ ] amd64
- [ ] i386
- Test if a standard installation (combi server w/ Xfce) is working:
[ ] Installation w/ LTSP diskless workstations and X2Go thin clients.
[ ] GOsa² add users.
[ ] GOsa² mass add users using CSV file.
[ ] GOsa² add workstation.
[ ] Use X2Go thin client.
[ ] Use LTSP diskless workstation.
[ ] Setup internal mail (Thunderbird).
[ ] Use Mutt to read internal mail (on the main server).
- [ ] Login on Debian Edu workstation updated from Buster.
[ ] Install system via PXE.
- Test if Edu supported desktop environments are usable:
[ ] Xfce
[ ] KDE Plasma
[ ] GNOME
[ ] MATE
[ ] LXDE
[ ] LXQt
[ ] Cinnamon
- Test if Samba is working as fileserver:
[ ] Access a user's server side home directory from a roaming workstation.
[ ] Access files via SMB2/SMB3 on the main server from non-edu client
- [ ] Set date in release announcement draft file.
- Check if already existing draft translations are up-to-date (release name and date).
- [ ] (de).
- [ ] (fr).
- [ ] (gl).
- [ ] (it).
- [ ] (nl).
- [ ] (pt).
- [ ] (sv).