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DebianEdu is a project about improving Debian to make it the best distribution for educational purposes.

Skolelinux is the name of a CustomDebianDistribution which is produced by the DebianEdu project (skole is Norwegian and means "school").

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):

You can also use the gmane.org news or webforum gateway.

You will find an overview

How to install

  • CD-installation ["DebianEdu/Download"]

?PageList(regex:DebianEdu/[^/]*$)

Get in Contact

 Channel #debian-edu at irc.debian.org
 Channel #skolelinux.de at irc.debian.org (german)
 Channel #mozenix : Le lug de Sarreguemines (french)

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
  • (...)

Meetings

?PageList(DebianEdu/Meeting/)

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

  • ?EducationDesktopXfce

  • ?EducationElectronics

  • ?EducationGeography

  • ?EducationGraphics

  • ?EducationLanguage

  • ?EducationLogicGames

  • ?EducationMathematics

  • ?EducationMisc

  • ?EducationMusic

  • ?EducationPhysics

  • ?EducationServices

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

Goals

  • Classify and package all free software related to education.
  • Write documentation to explain how to use the various software (in the educational context).
  • International Availability

Other Languages

  • [:DebianEduFrench:French]