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Tanglu is a project to provide the Debian operating system easily installable and usable even by non-technical computing device users.

'''Debian for Humans'''

Tanglu is a project to provide an easily installable and usable Debian operating system, even for non-technical device users.

In our opinion developers and users don’t have different needs for a desktop system. Both like a polished desktop which “just works”.


||<tablestyle="width:500px;float:right;border:0;background:white"> {{attachment:DebianEduSqueeze.png|The Tanglu Desktop|width=500}}||
||<style="text-align:center">Showing a screenshot here would be nice||

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The project aims at developing the necessary usability improvements within the debian project, being one of the DebianPureBlends. Desireable goals include: The project aims at developing the necessary usability improvements within the debian project. As such - Tanglu users are Debian users - and right at home participating in Debian user communities all over the world.
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 * Working with the DebianDesktop project to obsoleting the DebianDesktopHowto To realize its goals, the project works on a [[DebianPureBlends|DebianPureBlend]] to implement the desired configuration improvements and a derivative showcase distribution to release updated package versions.
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Tanglu's derivative distribution aims at providing working solutions for the requirements of its users. The [[DebianPureBlends|DebianPureBlend]] goals include:
 * Working with the DebianDesktop project to obsolete the DebianDesktopHowTo.
The [[DebianPureBlends|DebianPureBlend]] makes simplified configuration options available in all Debian branches.
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 * More frequent releases of DebianTesting. Tanglu's derivative distribution aims at providing up-to-date working solutions for the users. The goals include:
 * More frequent releases of working newer package versions from of DebianTesting.
 * A tanglu NEW queue that allows Debian developers to upload new package versions during Debian freezes.
 * Easy-to-use and tailored live- and install-media.
The derivative distribution makes the services and repositories of the tanglu release branch available, even before they have become an official part of the debian project.
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The goal is to have the Tanglu release used together with Debian, where DebianStable can run on servers and the Tanglu releases of DebianTesting provide newer packages for end-user devices. Tanglu can also be used to distribute and test new upstream software by Tanglu users while Debian is in freeze. The overall vision is to have the Tanglu release used together with DebianStable, where DebianStable can run on servers and the Tanglu releases of DebianTesting provide newer packages for end-user devices. Tanglu also allows to distribute and test new upstream software at Tanglu users while Debian is in freeze.
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See [[http://blog.tenstral.net/2013/03/tanglu.html|original announcement]]. For more details, see [[http://blog.tenstral.net/2013/03/a-new-debian-based-distribution.html|initial ideas]] and the [[http://blog.tenstral.net/2013/03/tanglu.html|original tanglu announcement]].
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= Debian for Humans =

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The Tanglu distribution was started in april 2013 by setting up [[www.tanglu.org]] repositories and beginning work on a Live CD. The Tanglu distribution was started in april 2013 by setting up [[http://www.tanglu.org|www.tanglu.org]] repositories and beginning work on a Live CD.
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 * Make rich descriptions for popular applications available right in the package manager. (For example communitity maintained wikis such as [[wiki.ubuntuusers.de]]  * Make rich descriptions for popular applications available right in the package manager. (For example, use descripions from communitity maintained wikis such as [[http://wiki.ubuntuusers.de|wiki.ubuntuusers.de]].)
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List of DebianTanglu pages in the Debian wiki: Tanglu's [[Derivatives/Census/Tanglu|Debian Derivates Census Sheet]].

Tanglu pages:

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Debian for Humans

Tanglu is a project to provide an easily installable and usable Debian operating system, even for non-technical device users.

In our opinion developers and users don’t have different needs for a desktop system. Both like a polished desktop which “just works”.

[ATTACH]

Showing a screenshot here would be nice

Goals

The project aims at developing the necessary usability improvements within the debian project. As such - Tanglu users are Debian users - and right at home participating in Debian user communities all over the world.

To realize its goals, the project works on a DebianPureBlend to implement the desired configuration improvements and a derivative showcase distribution to release updated package versions.

The DebianPureBlend goals include:

The DebianPureBlend makes simplified configuration options available in all Debian branches.

Tanglu's derivative distribution aims at providing up-to-date working solutions for the users. The goals include:

  • More frequent releases of working newer package versions from of DebianTesting.

  • A tanglu NEW queue that allows Debian developers to upload new package versions during Debian freezes.
  • Easy-to-use and tailored live- and install-media.

The derivative distribution makes the services and repositories of the tanglu release branch available, even before they have become an official part of the debian project.

The overall vision is to have the Tanglu release used together with DebianStable, where DebianStable can run on servers and the Tanglu releases of DebianTesting provide newer packages for end-user devices. Tanglu also allows to distribute and test new upstream software at Tanglu users while Debian is in freeze.

In short, you can think of Tanglu as a community-maintained Ubuntu.

For more details, see initial ideas and the original tanglu announcement.

Status

The Tanglu distribution was started in april 2013 by setting up www.tanglu.org repositories and beginning work on a Live CD.

Ideas for developments

  • Make rich descriptions for popular applications available right in the package manager. (For example, use descripions from communitity maintained wikis such as wiki.ubuntuusers.de.)

Tanglu wiki pages

Tanglu's Debian Derivates Census Sheet.

Tanglu pages: