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