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DebianEdu is about improving Debian to make it the best distribution for educational use.
 
The coordination of this project happens on debian-edu@lists.debian.org. You can subscribe to it
by using the form available here (public archives of the list are at the same place) :
http://lists.debian.org/debian-edu/
 
=== How to help ===
You can help in many ways :
#language en
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 * package and maintain the software listed in DebianEduToPackage
 * package and maintain any software listed in [http://www.ofset.org Ofset] that is not yet in
Debian
 * sponsor non-Debian developers who are packaging education related software
 * integrate existing external packages into Debian : DebianEduToIntegrate
 * help with DebianInstaller to get a friendly installer for people with limited computer-skills
 * write good documentation for the education related software
 * ...
<<Anchor(About)>>
= Debian Edu / Skolelinux =

== What is it? ==
 '''''Debian Edu'''''
   is a Debian project to make the best distribution for educational purposes.
 '''''Skolelinux'''''
   is the name of a [[DebianPureBlends|Debian Pure Blend]] which is produced by the Debian Edu project.<<BR>>
   "Skole" ([skuːl]) is the Norwegian form of "school". Both "skole" and "school" comes from the Latin word "schola".
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=== Metapackages ===
For an easy installation of the education-related software, we'll create some metapackages
for DebianEdu. Here's a preliminary list, feel free to propose changes on the mailing list.

 * EducationAstronomy
 * EducationBiology
 * EducationChemistry
 * EducationDesktopGnome
 * EducationDesktopKde
 * EducationElectronics
 * EducationGeography
 * EducationGraphics
 * EducationLanguage
 * EducationLogicGames
 * EducationMathematics
 * EducationMisc
 * EducationMusic
 * EducationPhysics
 * EducationServices
<<Anchor(Goals)>>
== Goals ==
 * Provide a complete software solution using free software and ...
   * tailored for the needs and use-cases in educational scenarios.
   * preconfigured for easy installation (standalone, as well as network-wide rollout).
   * easy to use, maintain, and administer.
   * supporting '''your''' language natively.
 * Classify and package all free software related to education.
 * Write documentation to describe how to use the various softwares (in an educational context).
 * International availability, currently being translated into XX languages
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Feel free to propose enhancements to those metapackages on the mailing list. <<Anchor(Start)>>
= Get started =
== First steps ==
 * See how to [[/Download|download]] or [[/GetStarted/Cd|order]] Skolelinux.
 * Fetch some [[/Documentation|Documentation]] and have a look at it. The first chapters of the [[/Documentation/Lenny|manual]] provide a good overview. ;-)
 * Consider running a [[/HowTo/TestCDinstall |test installation]] with virtual machines.
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=== Goals ===
{{{
  
}}}
 * Classify and package all free software related to education.
 * Write documentation to explain how to use the various software (in the educational context).
 * EyeCandiness aims at beautifying DebianEdu by creating eye candy graphics for it (contact: SurajKumar)
{{{
  (Q: How about Localization / Internationalization?)
}}}

=== Links ===
This Debian sub-project should collaborate with many other entities which are interested in free
software for education :
<<Anchor(Help)>>
== Need help? ==
 * Please try to [[#Learn|learn more]] about Debian Edu first. Use the search function of this wiki!
 * '''''At least take a quick look at the pages for [[/Documentation]], [[/Help]], and [[/FAQ]].'''''
 * If you don't find usable information and solutions for your problem, talk with us. See below!
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 * http://www.seul.org/edu/
 * http://www.ofset.org
 * http://logiciels-libres-cndp.ac-versailles.fr/ (in french) (initial french-only DebianEdu)
 * http://www.skolelinux.no/ (in norwegian)
 * http://developer.skolelinux.no/index.html.en (in english)
 * http://www.skolelinux.de/ (in german)
 * http://libresoftware-educ.org/en/
 * http://www.gnu.org/education/education.html
 * http://www.fsfeurope.org/projects/education
 * http://www.fsfeurope.org/projects/education/tgs
 * http://edu.kde.org/
 * http://www.linuxiskolan.org/ (in swedish)
 * http://www.gnuskole.dk/ (in danish)
 * http://schoolforge.net
 * http://www.tux4kids.org/
 * http://www.k12ltsp.org/ Linux terminal server for K-12 schools
 * http://edu.laka.lv (in Latvian)
 * http://www.schoolforge.org.uk FLOSS in UK education
 * and of course DebianJr (http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-jr/) !
 * http://www.gleducar.org.ar ( in spanish - en espa\x{00F1}ol)

<<Anchor(Talk)>>
= Talk to us =

<<Anchor(ML)>>
== ML - mailing lists ==
 * The coordination of this project happens on the [[http://lists.debian.org/debian-edu/|debian-edu mailing list]].
   * Go there to subscribe to the list, browse its archives, or view some statistics.
   * If you only want to drop an email then just do so; you don't have to subscribe to the list. (But please mention that you are not subscribed.)
   * [[http://gmane.org|GMANE]] provides a [[nntp://news.gmane.org/gmane.linux.debian.devel.education|news gateway]] and a [[http://news.gmane.org/gmane.linux.debian.devel.education|webforum gateway]] to this list.
 * Further /MailingLists deal with user support, translation, and other issues.
   * GMANE provides [[http://dir.gmane.org/index.php?prefix=gmane.linux.skolelinux|gateways to them]] as well.

<<Anchor(IRC)>>
== IRC - internet relay chat ==
 ||<-3:#ffcccc> '''irc.debian.org''' ||
 || ''channel'' || ''topic'' || ''language'' ||
 || `#debian-edu` || development talk || english ||
 || `#skolelinux` || user/admin support || multilanguage ||
 || `#skolelinux.de` || user/admin support || german ||
 || `#skolelinux.fr` || user/admin support || french ||
 || `#cipux` || development ldap user admin tool || english||
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You'll find more links to various educational resources in DebianEduBookmarks. <<Anchor(Learn)>>
= Learn more from here =
<<Anchor(Here)>>
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=== A bit of history ===
This new Debian sub-project is the continuation of the "Debian Education" french distribution made
by [http://www.logidee.com/ Logidee] with the help of a group of teachers called [Linux & Pedagogie
http://logiciels-libres-cndp.ac-versailles.fr/]
<<Anchor(Metapackages)>>
== Metapackages ==
 * [[http://blends.alioth.debian.org/edu/tasks/|Here you can find a complete list of packages]] which are included by the Debian Edu metapackages; feel free to propose changes (to this as well as to the metapackages) on the mailing list.
 * For an easy installation of the education-related software, there are some metapackages for DebianEdu.<<BR>>see packages : DebPkg:education-tasks (all education-*packages)
 * If you are a developer you might be interested to fix some bugs. Have a look at the [[http://blends.alioth.debian.org/edu/bugs/|bugs of related packages]].

<<Anchor(Wiki)>>
== Debian Edu Wiki ==
 * We try to put all useful information (or at least links to it) into these pages.
 * You can also edit everything or place comments on any page; this is a wiki! (You may have to login first.)
 * Any change in the Debian Edu section of the wiki will be noticed by the Debian Edu team. ;-)
 <<PageList(regex:case:^DebianEdu/[^/]*$)>>

<<Anchor(Resources)>>
= Learn more from other places =
== skolelinux.no ==
 '''''[[http://bugs.skolelinux.no/|Our bug tracking system]]'''''
   View existing bugreports and feature requests; or create new ones.
 '''''[[http://www.skolelinux.no/linux-signpost/|Linux Signpost]]'''''
   Become informed about alternatives to 'standard' commercial software and using linux.

<<Anchor(Languages)>>
== Other languages: French, German, Greek, Norwegian, Polish, Spanish ==
 We have a [[http://wiki.skolelinux.de/SkoleLinux/Flyer|2 page flyer]] availible in over a dozen languages (as PDF and for OOo), including:

 '''''French'''''
   http://www.skolelinux.fr/ and [[fr/DebianEdu]]
 '''''German'''''
   http://www.skolelinux.de/ and http://wiki.skolelinux.de/
 '''''Greek'''''
   http://www.skolelinux.gr/
 '''''Norwegian'''''
   http://www.skolelinux.no/
 '''''Polish'''''
   http://www.skolelinux.org/pl/
## domain squatting ## '''''Spanish'''''
## http://www.skolelinux.es/


<<Anchor(Participate)>>
= Participate =

<<Anchor(Meetings)>>
== Our meetings ==
 Preparing the [[http://wiki.debian.org/DebianEdu/Meeting/|next IRC meeting]]
 <<PageList(regex:case:^DebianEdu/Meeting/[^/]*$)>>

<<Anchor(Improve)>>
== Help us improve ==

<<Anchor(Everyone)>>
==== Everyone can help ====
 You can help in many ways:
   * take a look at some possibilities to [[/Contribute]] to DebianEdu;
   * write good documentation for the education related software;
   * join one of our [[/Teams]];
   * (...)

<<Anchor(DD)>>
==== Tasks for Debian Developers ====
 You can help in many ways:
   * package and maintain the software listed in /ToPackage
   * package and maintain any software listed in [[http://www.ofset.org|Ofset]] that is not yet in Debian
   * sponsor non-Debian developers who are packaging education related software
   * integrate existing external packages into Debian; see /ToIntegrate
   * help with DebianInstaller to produce an even friendlier installer for people with limited computer-skills
   * (...)

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The Skolelinux Desktop

Debian Edu / Skolelinux

What is it?

  • Debian Edu

    • is a Debian project to make the best distribution for educational purposes.

    Skolelinux

    • is the name of a Debian Pure Blend which is produced by the Debian Edu project.
      "Skole" ([skuːl]) is the Norwegian form of "school". Both "skole" and "school" comes from the Latin word "schola".

Goals

  • Provide a complete software solution using free software and ...
    • tailored for the needs and use-cases in educational scenarios.
    • preconfigured for easy installation (standalone, as well as network-wide rollout).
    • easy to use, maintain, and administer.
    • supporting your language natively.

  • Classify and package all free software related to education.
  • Write documentation to describe how to use the various softwares (in an educational context).
  • International availability, currently being translated into XX languages

Get started

First steps

  • See how to ?download or ?order Skolelinux.

  • Fetch some Documentation and have a look at it. The first chapters of the manual provide a good overview. ;-)

  • Consider running a test installation with virtual machines.

Need help?

  • Please try to learn more about Debian Edu first. Use the search function of this wiki!

  • At least take a quick look at the pages for /Documentation, /Help, and /FAQ.

  • If you don't find usable information and solutions for your problem, talk with us. See below!

Talk to us

ML - mailing lists

  • The coordination of this project happens on the debian-edu mailing list.

    • Go there to subscribe to the list, browse its archives, or view some statistics.
    • If you only want to drop an email then just do so; you don't have to subscribe to the list. (But please mention that you are not subscribed.)
    • GMANE provides a news gateway and a webforum gateway to this list.

  • Further /MailingLists deal with user support, translation, and other issues.

IRC - internet relay chat

  • irc.debian.org

    channel

    topic

    language

    #debian-edu

    development talk

    english

    #skolelinux

    user/admin support

    multilanguage

    #skolelinux.de

    user/admin support

    german

    #skolelinux.fr

    user/admin support

    french

    #cipux

    development ldap user admin tool

    english

Learn more from here

Metapackages

  • Here you can find a complete list of packages which are included by the Debian Edu metapackages; feel free to propose changes (to this as well as to the metapackages) on the mailing list.

  • For an easy installation of the education-related software, there are some metapackages for DebianEdu.
    see packages : education-tasks (all education-*packages)

  • If you are a developer you might be interested to fix some bugs. Have a look at the bugs of related packages.

Debian Edu Wiki

Learn more from other places

skolelinux.no

  • Our bug tracking system

    • View existing bugreports and feature requests; or create new ones.

    Linux Signpost

    • Become informed about alternatives to 'standard' commercial software and using linux.

Other languages: French, German, Greek, Norwegian, Polish, Spanish

Participate

Our meetings

Help us improve

Everyone can help

  • You can help in many ways:
    • take a look at some possibilities to /Contribute to DebianEdu;

    • write good documentation for the education related software;
    • join one of our /Teams;

    • (...)

Tasks for Debian Developers

  • You can help in many ways:
    • package and maintain the software listed in /ToPackage

    • package and maintain any software listed in Ofset that is not yet in Debian

    • sponsor non-Debian developers who are packaging education related software
    • integrate existing external packages into Debian; see /ToIntegrate

    • help with DebianInstaller to produce an even friendlier installer for people with limited computer-skills

    • (...)

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