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{{attachment:tanglu-logo_wiki.png|The Tanglu Logo}}
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Tanglu is a project to provide an easily installable and usable 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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In our opinion developers and users don’t have different needs for a desktop system. Both like a polished desktop which “just works”. 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”.
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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. The project aims at developing the necessary usability improvements within the debian project.
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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. 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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The [[DebianPureBlends|DebianPureBlend]] goals include: The goals of our [[http://blends.alioth.debian.org|Blend]] include:
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The [[DebianPureBlends|DebianPureBlend]] makes simplified configuration options available in all Debian branches. 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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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.

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

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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: