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

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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.

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Goals

The project aims at developing the necessary usability improvements within the debian project. As such the project works on a DebianPureBlend and a derivative distribution. The DebianPureBlend goals include:

  • Working with the DebianDesktop project to obsolete the ?DebianDesktopHowto.

The DebianPureBlend makes Tanglu features available in the DebianStable tree.

Tanglu's derivative distribution aims at providing working solutions for the requirements of its users. It's goals include:

  • More frequent releases with 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 services and repositories for the tanglu release branch available, 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.

See original 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.)

Other Tanglu wiki pages

Tanglu's Debian Derivates Census Sheet.

List of Tanglu subpages: