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 * [[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]].

 * For details about Debian Edu meta-packages, see the [[https://blends.debian.org/edu/tasks/|Debian Edu packages overview]] page.

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The Debian Edu / Skolelinux Desktop

A screenshot from the current Debian Edu "Stretch" release showing the KDE desktop (cascading menu style)

Release Status and Download Information

The status pages include up to date links to installation media.

  • Stretch status page (current release)

  • Buster status page (upcoming release)


Click on the DebianEdu Introduction page to see information about:

  • What is it?

  • Why consider it?

  • Who is behind it?

  • Where we are now?

  • How can I contribute?

Before Getting Started

Click on the Before Getting Started page to see information about:

  • Basic terminology

  • What is a profile?

  • Understanding Thin Clients





Thorough books covering multiple topics




Shorter articles covering a specific topic or problem

Educational software (Linux Signpost)


Educational software

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





LibreOffice's support pages



Debian GNU/Linux

Debian's support pages


Frequently asked questions


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions – with answers :-)

Free help


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

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 send us an email then just do so; you don't have to be subscribed to the list. (But please mention when doing so if you are not subscribed.)
  • 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

Bug tracking

Debian Edu uses the Debian Bug Tracking System (BTS).

View existing bug reports and feature requests or create new ones. Please report bugs against the package debian-edu-config.

Take a look at How To Report Bugs for more information on bug reporting in debian-edu.

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
    • (...)

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.

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

Source Code

Debian Edu uses mainly common Debian packages. The remaining Debian Edu source code of Debian Edu packages is mostly configuration and references to other packages. This source and the packages are maintained via the umbrella mailing list debian-edu-pkg-team@lists.alioth.debian.org while the page https://qa.debian.org/developer.php?login=debian-edu@lists.debian.org provides a view over Debian Edu (main) and Debian (common) packages. That QA-page also provides a column VCS with a reference to a Git index page that contains the link to clone the source code repositories.

Reports, presentations and experiences




Independent reports about or relevant to Skolelinux




Presentations held by the Skolelinux team

User experiences


User experiences

Problems, solutions and success stories from users of Skolelinux

Other languages

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