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Edubuntu 14.04 LTS Release Announcement

Welcome to Edubuntu 14.04 LTS!

The Edubuntu development team announces today the release of Edubuntu 14.04 LTS.

As the second Long Term Support release of the Edubuntu, this version will be supported for 5 years, until April 2019. The Edubuntu development team will also provide "point releases" in sync with Ubuntu to offer you new installation media containing all the latest bug fixes and hardware enablement stacks.

Please visit the download page for information on how to obtain it.

What's new ?

Edubuntu 12.04.4 Release Announcement

Edubuntu Long-Term Support

Edubuntu 12.04.4 LTS is the fourth Long Term Support (LTS) version of Edubuntu as part of Edubuntu 12.04's 5 years support cycle.

Edubuntu's Fourth LTS Point Release

The Edubuntu team is proud to announce the release of Edubuntu 12.04.4. This is the fourth of five LTS point releases for this LTS lifecycle. The point release includes all the bug fixes and improvements that have been applied to Edubuntu 12.04 LTS since it has been released. It also includes updated hardware support and installer fixes. If you have an Edubuntu 12.04 LTS system and have applied all the available updates, then your system will already be on 12.04.4 LTS and there is no need to re-install. For new installations, installing from the updated media is recommended since it will be installable on more systems than before and will require drastically less updates than installing from the original 12.04 LTS media. This release ships with a backported kernel and X stack. This enables users to make use of more recently released hardware. Current users of Edubuntu 12.04 won't be automatically updated to this back-ported stack, you can however manually install the packages as well.
  • Information on where to download the Edubuntu 12.04.4 LTS media is available from the Downloads page.
  • We do not ship free Edubuntu discs at this time, however, there are 3rd party distributors available who ship discs at reasonable prices listed on the Edubuntu Martketplace
Although Edubuntu 10.04 systems will ask for upgrade to 12.04.4, it's not an officially supported upgrade path. Testing however indicated that this usually works if you're ready to make some minor adjustments afterwards. To ensure that the Edubuntu 12.04 LTS series will continue to work on the latest hardware as well as keeping quality high right out of the box, we will release another point release before the next long term support release is made available in 2014. More information is available on the release schedule page on the Ubuntu wiki. The release notes are available from the Ubuntu Wiki. Thanks for your support and interest in Edubuntu!

Edubuntu 13.10 Release Announcement

The Edubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Edubuntu 13.10 (codename: Saucy Salamander). This release will be supported for 9 months, it is intended for enthusiasts and users who would like to try out the latest and greatest software.

If you're installing Edubuntu in an organisation such as a school, university or non-profit, we suggest you deploy Edubuntu 12.04 LTS (Long Term Support), which is supported until April 2017 for both Servers and Desktops. We recently released a point release to Edubuntu 12.04 LTS, bringing updated hardware supported, bug fixes and security updates applied out of the box.

What's New?

Edubuntu 13.10 is mostly a refresh on Edubuntu 13.04 without any significant change to the package selection.

Notable updates

  • Unity: 7.1.2
  • LibreOffice: 4.1.2
  • Firefox: 24.0
  • Thunderbird: 24.0
  • Linux: 3.11
  • Upstart: 1.10
  • Python 3.3.2

Where to get it

For information on how to get Edubuntu, please refer to the downloads page. Guides and installation instructions are also available via the documentation. If you're using Edubuntu, please let us know by logging your installation on our deployments page.

Known Issues

Please refer to the Technical Overview document for known issues and other technical information regarding this release.

About Edubuntu

Edubuntu is a grassroots movement, we aim to get Ubuntu into schools, homes and communities and make it easy for users to install and maintain their systems in educational and non-profit environments.

We are students, teachers, parents and hackers who believe that learning and knowledge should be available to all. Want to get involved? Then please get in touch!.

Edubuntu 13.10 Beta 2

Edubuntu 13.10, Codename: Saucy Salamander, Beta 2 Now Available

This build allows developers and users to evaluate early changes in this release and no details are finalised yet. Features that were partially implemented in Beta 1 and not completed have been removed in this Beta build and will be re-integrated after the release.

While testing this build, please keep in mind that this is a release preview which doesn't have complete testing coverage. Practice caution and make backups if necessary.

Known Issues

Please refer to the full Ubuntu 13.10 Beta 2 announcement for most known issues.

Additionally, the following are known broken in Edubuntu 13.10 Beta 2:

  • Using LTSP-Live from the Beta 2 media
  • The Unity Dash shows remote results (usually disabled in Edubuntu)
  • LTSP doesn't work post-installation
  • The live environment doesn't get properly translated when choosing to install the extra language packs

All of the above Edubuntu-specific issues have already been corrected and should be fixed starting with tomorrow's daily build.

Download

This pre-release can be downloaded from: the Ubuntu CD image site.

For the stable release, please refer to the Download page

Feedback

  • File bugs using the usual Ubuntu bug filing procedures.
  • Post feedback to the edubuntu-devel mailing list, details on our community page.
  • Important: Before filing bugs, please verify that the bug is still present after all updates are applied or whether it's still present in the latest daily build.

Happy testing!

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