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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.
Debian Edu is part of Debian, sources are available from the Debian archive at the usual locations.<<BR>>

=== Source code repositories on salsa.debian.org ===
 * Debian Edu [[https://salsa.debian.org/debian-edu|core packages]] (meta-packages, installation, configuration, documentation, artwork).
 * Debian Edu Packaging Team [[https://salsa.debian.org/debian-edu-pkg-team|additional packages]] (web based administration, educational software).

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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)

The Debian Edu / Skolelinux Desktop

A screenshot from the upcoming Debian Edu "Buster" release showing the Xfce desktop

Release Status, download information and manuals

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


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.

Debian Edu meta-packages


Debian Edu packages overview

Details about Debian Edu meta-packages




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

  • Use the search function of this Wiki!
  • Use the search function of the Debian Edu mailing list (see below)!
  • 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

    • 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 is part of Debian, sources are available from the Debian archive at the usual locations.

Source code repositories on salsa.debian.org

  • Debian Edu core packages (meta-packages, installation, configuration, documentation, artwork).

  • Debian Edu Packaging Team additional packages (web based administration, educational software).

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

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