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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. {{attachment:tanglu-logo_wiki.png|The Tanglu Logo}}

'''Debian for Humans'''

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

Until everything has found its way into Debian proper, we also maintain the build infrastructure for a time-based "stepping" [[DebianTanglu/Release]] distribution branch that is based on DebianTesting and newer upstream software.

In our opinion, developers and users have the same need here. Both like a polished system that “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.
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 * Working with the DebianDesktop project to obsoleting the DebianDesktopHowto To realize this, the project works on a Debian [[http://blends.alioth.debian.org|Blend]] that implements the desired configuration improvements, as well as on a derivative showcase distribution that releases updated package versions.
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Tanglu's derivative distribution aims at providing working solutions for the requirements of its users.

 * More frequent releases of DebianTesting.

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.

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

See [[http://blog.tenstral.net/2013/03/tanglu.html|original announcement]].
The goals of our [[http://blends.alioth.debian.org|Blend]] include:
 * Working with the DebianDesktop project to obsolete the DebianDesktopHowTo.
Our [[http://blends.alioth.debian.org|Blend]] makes the simplified configuration options available in all Debian branches. As such - Tanglu users are Debian users - and right at home participating in the Debian user communities all over the world.
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= Debian for Humans = Tanglu's derivative distribution release aims at providing up-to-date working solutions for the users. The goals include:
 * Regular time-based "stepping" releases of newer working package versions from 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 Tanglu features available, even before our features or repositories have become an official part of the debian project.
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||<style="text-align:center">A screenshot from the current Debian Edu 6.0.7 "Squeeze" release showing the KDE desktop||
The overall vision is to have the Tanglu release used together with DebianStable, where DebianStable can run on servers and the Tanglu releases provide newer packages for end-user devices, even while DebianTesting is undergoing a freeze.
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<<TableOfContents(2)>> In short, you can think of Tanglu as a community-maintained Ubuntu alternative.

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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The Tanglu distribution was started in april 2013 by setting up [[www.tanglu.org]] repositories and beginning work on a Live CD. Work on the Tanglu distribution has started in april 2013 by setting up [[http://www.tanglu.org|www.tanglu.org]]. The build system and the repositories are operational and synced with Debian testing as of June 2013. Work continues on the the Live CD build.
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Read the [[http://lists.tanglu.org/pipermail/tanglu-announce/|Tanglu-announce mailinglist]].
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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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The Tanglu Logo

Debian for Humans

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

Until everything has found its way into Debian proper, we also maintain the build infrastructure for a time-based "stepping" DebianTanglu/Release distribution branch that is based on DebianTesting and newer upstream software.

In our opinion, developers and users have the same need here. Both like a polished system that “just works”.

[ATTACH]

Showing a screenshot here would be nice

Goals

The project aims at developing the necessary usability improvements within the debian project.

To realize this, the project works on a Debian Blend that implements the desired configuration improvements, as well as on a derivative showcase distribution that releases updated package versions.

The goals of our Blend include:

Our Blend makes the simplified configuration options available in all Debian branches. As such - Tanglu users are Debian users - and right at home participating in the Debian user communities all over the world.

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

  • Regular time-based "stepping" releases of newer working package versions from 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 Tanglu features available, even before our features or repositories 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 provide newer packages for end-user devices, even while DebianTesting is undergoing a freeze.

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

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

Status

Work on the Tanglu distribution has started in april 2013 by setting up www.tanglu.org. The build system and the repositories are operational and synced with Debian testing as of June 2013. Work continues on the the Live CD build.

Read the Tanglu-announce mailinglist.

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: