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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 :

 * 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
 * ...


=== 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


Feel free to propose enhancements to those metapackages on the mailing list.

=== Goals ===
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 * 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 :


 * 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)


You'll find more links to various educational resources in DebianEduBookmarks.

=== 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/]

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= Debian Edu / Skolelinux =

||<tablestyle="width:500px;float:right;border:0;background:white"> {{attachment:DebianEdu.png|The Skolelinux Desktop|width=500}}||
||<style="text-align:center">A screenshot from the older Debian Edu 5.0.4 "Lenny" release showing the KDE desktop||

<<TableOfContents(2)>>


== What is it? ==
=== Debian Edu ===
is a Debian project to make the best distribution for educational purposes.
[[/About|Read more about Debian Edu...]].

=== Skolelinux ===
is the name of a [[DebianPureBlends|Debian Pure Blend]] which is produced by the Debian Edu project.

''Skole'' [`skuːl`] is the Norvegian word for ''school''. Both ''skole'' and ''school'' come from the Greek word ''schole''.


== Goals ==
Our goals are:

 * to provide a complete free software solution:
   * tailored for the needs and use cases of educational scenarios,
   * pre-configured for easy installation (standalone, as well as network-wide roll-out).
   * easy-to-use, maintain, and administer,
   * supporting '''your''' language natively.

 * to classify and package all free software related to education.

 * to write documentation describing how to use the various software applications (in an educational context).

 * to achieve international availability, translated into many languages.


== Homepage and Wiki ==
 * The Debian Edu project is represented at its homepage http://www.skolelinux.org
 * This Wiki http://wiki.debian.org/DebianEdu is intended to assist active users and developers.

----

= Getting started =
 * Consider running a [[/HowTo/TestCDinstall |test install]] using virtual machines.
 * A [[/Hardware|list of tested hardware]] is available. Please help update it with any computers you have used.


== Download ==
 * See how to [[/Download|download]] or [[/GetStarted/Cd|order]] Debian Edu.


== Install ==
 * Read through the [[#Documentation|Documentation]]. The first chapters of the [[/Documentation/Squeeze|manual]] would provide a good overview. ;-)


== Use ==
 * Start using your new system! If you encounter difficulties not covered by the documentation, please add to it after you get help to resolve them.
 * Remember that Debian Edu is 99.9% Debian, so almost all help for using Debian also applies to Debian Edu.

----

<<Anchor(Documentation)>>
= Documentation =

== Manuals ==
||<rowspan=2> {{attachment:manuals.png}} ||'''[[DebianEdu/Documentation/Manuals| Manuals]]''' ||
||Thorough books covering multiple topics||


== Howtos ==
||<rowspan=2> {{attachment:howtos.png}} ||'''[[DebianEdu/HowTo| Howtos]]''' ||
||Shorter articles covering a specific topic or problem||


== Flavours ==
||<rowspan=2> {{attachment:tips.png}} ||'''[[DebianEdu/Flavours| Flavours]]''' ||
||Documentation about how to add features for specific countries/states/regions in the world to Skolelinux||


== Educational software ==
||<rowspan=2> {{attachment:educational_software.png}} ||'''[[http://www.skolelinux.no/linux-signpost/showUserMenu.php?locale=en|Educational software]]''' ||
||Overview of software available in Skolelinux||


== OpenOffice ==
||<rowspan=2> {{attachment:openofficeorg.png}} ||'''[[http://support.openoffice.org/index.html|OpenOffice.org]]''' ||
||OpenOffice.org's support pages||


== Debian ==
||<rowspan=2> {{attachment:debian.png}} ||'''[[http://www.debian.org/support|Debian GNU/Linux]]''' ||
||Debian's support pages||

----

= Help =

== Frequently asked questions ==
||<rowspan=2> {{attachment:help.png}} ||'''[[DebianEdu/FAQ| Frequently Asked Questions]]''' ||
||Frequently asked questions – with answers :-) ||


== Free help ==
||<rowspan=2> {{attachment:free_help.png}} ||'''[[DebianEdu/Help/FreeHelp| Free help]]''' ||
||How to get in touch with the volunteer community, and how to proceed in order to get answers to your questions||


== Professional help ==
||<rowspan=2> {{attachment:professional_help.png}} ||'''[[DebianEdu/Help/ProfessionalHelp| Professional help]]''' ||
||Skolelinux consultants, companies providing support services||


== More help ==
 * Please try to [[#Learnmore|learn more]] about Debian Edu first.
 * Use the search function of this Wiki!
 * If you don't find usable information and solutions for your problem, talk to us. See below!

----

= Talk to us and participate =

== 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 want to drop an email then just do so; you don't have to subscribe to the list. (But please mention when doing so if 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|web forum 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.


== IRC - Internet relay chat ==
 ||<-3:#ffcccc> '''irc.debian.org''' ||
 || ''channel'' || ''topic'' || ''language'' ||
 || [[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-edu|#debian-edu]] || development talk || English ||
 || [[irc://irc.debian.org/skolelinux|#skolelinux]] || user/admin support || multi-language ||
 || [[irc://irc.debian.org/skolelinux.de|#skolelinux.de]] || user/admin support || German ||
 || [[irc://irc.debian.org/skolelinux.fr|#skolelinux.fr]] || user/admin support || French ||
 || [[irc://irc.debian.org/cipux|#cipux]] || development LDAP user admin tool || English||

Preparation for the [[DebianEdu/Meeting|next IRC meeting]]

List of [[DebianEdu/pastMeetings|past IRC meetings]]


== Contribute - help us to improve! ==

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

=== Tasks for Debian Developers ===
 DDs can help in many ways:
   * package and maintain the software listed on /ToPackage
   * package and maintain any software listed at [[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
   * (...)

=== Donating Money to the Debian Edu / Skolelinux Project ===
 If you want to make a donation to the project, please contact the [[http://www.linuxiskolen.no/slxdebianlabs/donations.html|SLX Debian Labs foundation]]

----

= Reports, presentations and experiences =

== Reports ==
||<rowspan=2> {{attachment:reports.png}} ||'''[[DebianEdu/Documentation/Reports| Reports]]''' ||
||Independent reports about or relevant to Skolelinux||


== Presentations ==
||<rowspan=2> {{attachment:presentations.png}} ||'''[[DebianEdu/Documentation/Presentations| Presentations]] ''' ||
||Presentations held by the Skolelinux team||


== User experiences ==
||<rowspan=2> {{attachment:info.png}} ||'''[[DebianEdu/Help/UserExperiences| User experiences]]''' ||
||Problems, solutions and success stories from users of Skolelinux||

----

<<Anchor(Learnmore)>>
= Learn more =

== Meta-packages ==
 * [[http://blends.alioth.debian.org/edu/tasks/|Here you can find a complete list of packages]] which are included by the Debian Edu meta-packages; feel free to propose changes to these on the mailing list.
 * For an easy installation of education-related software, there are some meta-packages for DebianEdu.
   See packages : DebPkg:education-tasks (all education-* packages)
 * If you are a developer you might be interested in fixing some bugs. Have a look at the [[http://blends.alioth.debian.org/edu/bugs/|bugs in related packages]].


== 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 log in first.)
 * Any change in the Debian Edu section of the Wiki will be noticed by the Debian Edu team. ;-)
 * See the complete [[/SiteMap|site map]].


== At skolelinux.no ==

=== Our bug tracking system ===
http://bugs.skolelinux.no/

View existing bug reports and feature requests; or create new ones.

=== Linux Signpost ===
[[http://www.skolelinux.no/linux-signpost/]]

Keep informed about alternatives to 'standard' commercial software by using Linux.


== Other languages ==
We have a [[http://wiki.skolelinux.de/SkoleLinux/Flyer|2-page flyer]] available in over a dozen languages (as PDF and for OpenOffice.org), including:

  * '''French''':
  http://www.skolelinux.fr/ and [[fr/DebianEdu]]

  * '''German''':
  http://www.skolelinux.de/ and http://wiki.skolelinux.de/

  * '''Norwegian''':
  http://www.skolelinux.no/

  * '''Polish''':
  http://www.skolelinux.org/pl/

## domain squatting ## '''''Spanish'''''
## http://www.skolelinux.es/


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Translation(s): English - Italiano


Everyone: please scan through all the pages in the DebianEdu/SiteMap and help either updating them, deleting them if they're irrelevant/redundant/outdated or explicitly mark them as such.


Debian Edu / Skolelinux

The Skolelinux Desktop

A screenshot from the older Debian Edu 5.0.4 "Lenny" release showing the KDE desktop

What is it?

Debian Edu

is a Debian project to make the best distribution for educational purposes. Read more about Debian Edu....

Skolelinux

is the name of a Debian Pure Blend which is produced by the Debian Edu project.

Skole [skuːl] is the Norvegian word for school. Both skole and school come from the Greek word schole.

Goals

Our goals are:

  • to provide a complete free software solution:
    • tailored for the needs and use cases of educational scenarios,
    • pre-configured for easy installation (standalone, as well as network-wide roll-out).
    • easy-to-use, maintain, and administer,
    • supporting your language natively.

  • to classify and package all free software related to education.
  • to write documentation describing how to use the various software applications (in an educational context).
  • to achieve international availability, translated into many languages.

Homepage and Wiki


Getting started

Download

  • See how to ?download or ?order Debian Edu.

Install

  • Read through the Documentation. The first chapters of the manual would provide a good overview. ;-)

Use

  • Start using your new system! If you encounter difficulties not covered by the documentation, please add to it after you get help to resolve them.
  • Remember that Debian Edu is 99.9% Debian, so almost all help for using Debian also applies to Debian Edu.


Documentation

Manuals

manuals.png

Manuals

Thorough books covering multiple topics

Howtos

howtos.png

Howtos

Shorter articles covering a specific topic or problem

Flavours

tips.png

Flavours

Documentation about how to add features for specific countries/states/regions in the world to Skolelinux

Educational software

educational_software.png

Educational software

Overview of software available in Skolelinux

OpenOffice

openofficeorg.png

OpenOffice.org

OpenOffice.org's support pages

Debian

debian.png

Debian GNU/Linux

Debian's support pages


Help

Frequently asked questions

help.png

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions – with answers :-)

Free help

free_help.png

Free help

How to get in touch with the volunteer community, and how to proceed in order to get answers to your questions

Professional help

professional_help.png

Professional help

Skolelinux consultants, companies providing support services

More help

  • Please try to learn more about Debian Edu first.

  • Use the search function of this Wiki!
  • If you don't find usable information and solutions for your problem, talk to us. See below!


Talk to us and participate

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 want to drop an email then just do so; you don't have to subscribe to the list. (But please mention when doing so if you are not subscribed.)
    • GMANE provides a news gateway and a web forum gateway to this list.

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

IRC - Internet relay chat

Preparation for the next IRC meeting

List of past IRC meetings

Contribute - help us to improve!

Everyone can help

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

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

    • help with this Wiki
    • (...)

Tasks for Debian Developers

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

    • package and maintain any software listed at 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

    • (...)

Donating Money to the Debian Edu / Skolelinux Project


Reports, presentations and experiences

Reports

reports.png

Reports

Independent reports about or relevant to Skolelinux

Presentations

presentations.png

Presentations

Presentations held by the Skolelinux team

User experiences

info.png

User experiences

Problems, solutions and success stories from users of Skolelinux


Learn more

Meta-packages

  • Here you can find a complete list of packages which are included by the Debian Edu meta-packages; feel free to propose changes to these on the mailing list.

  • For an easy installation of education-related software, there are some meta-packages for DebianEdu.

  • If you are a developer you might be interested in fixing some bugs. Have a look at the bugs in related packages.

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 log in first.)
  • Any change in the Debian Edu section of the Wiki will be noticed by the Debian Edu team. ;-)

  • See the complete site map.

At skolelinux.no

Our bug tracking system

http://bugs.skolelinux.no/

View existing bug reports and feature requests; or create new ones.

Linux Signpost

http://www.skolelinux.no/linux-signpost/

Keep informed about alternatives to 'standard' commercial software by using Linux.

Other languages

We have a 2-page flyer available in over a dozen languages (as PDF and for OpenOffice.org), including:

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