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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 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!

Edubuntu 13.10 Beta 1

Edubuntu 13.10, Codename: Saucy Salamander, Beta 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.

Please keep the following in mind when testing this build:

  • Artwork is not final and very likely to change, do not use for documentation purposes
  • Package selection is not final and subject to change
  • 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 1 announcement for known issues.

Download

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

For the stable release, please refer to the Downloads 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!

Edubuntu 13.04 Release Announcement

The Edubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Edubuntu 13.04 (codename: Raring Ringtail). 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?

New Default Packages:

  • klavaro - flexible touch-typing tutor
  • krecipes - recipe manager and collection of recipes
  • gramps - genealogical research program
  • chemtool - chemical structures drawing program
  • fritzing - easy to use electronics design software
  • einstein - puzzle game inspired by Einstein's puzzle
  • vym - mindmapping tool
  • bluefish - wysiwyg html editor
  • remmina - connect to various remote desktops including rdesktop

Notable updates

  • Unity: 7.0
  • LibreOffice: 4.0
  • Firefox: 19.0
  • Thunderbird: 17.0
  • Linux: 3.8
  • Upstart: 1.8
  • Python 3.3

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 12.10 Release Announcement

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Welcome to Edubuntu 12.10!

The Edubuntu development team is proud to announce the release of Edubuntu 12.10.
This release will be supported for 18 months (until April 2014).

Edubuntu 12.10 is a regular release bringing updated software and a few improvements.
For larger deployments and environments where a stable, well tested system is preferred, the Edubuntu development team strongly recommends staying on the Long Term Support releases (current release is 12.04.1).
LTSP users should also remain on Edubuntu 12.04 LTS as 12.10 is lacking Unity support for LTSP and has been reported to be much slower than 12.04.

This new release is well suited for home users and users who wish to use the latest versions of the available software. Important components (like drivers) are being backported to the 12.04 LTS release, so there is no need to upgrade for newer hardware support.

Edubuntu 12.10 is available right now to try online or download.

For information on what's new in Edubuntu 12.10, you can read the full release notes.

How to get it ?

The DVD image (also usable as a USB image) is downloadable from two locations:

Installation documentation and additional documentation can be found here.

Users of Edubuntu 12.04 can also upgrade directly to 12.10 from the update manager. As Edubuntu 12.04 was a Long Term Support release, users will need to go in the update manager settings and change the notification option from "For long-term support versions" to "For any new version", the upgrade should then show up in the interface.

There are some screenshots available on the Edubuntu website screenshots page.

As usual, if you want to try it out, but can't wait for your download to finish, try it out online on Edubuntu WebLive!

If you already have Ubuntu 12.10 or an Ubuntu based system installed, you can simply install any additional Edubuntu packages that you would like to use from the Software Center.

Known issues

  • Unity 2D is no longer available in 12.10. As a result, the Gnome Fallback session (also known as the "Ubuntu Classic") will now be made default when LTSP is selected. LTSP users who wish to continue using Unity-2D should remain on Edubuntu 12.04 LTS.
  • In some cases, the session indicator shows up empty on LTSP. This appears to be related to the video card of the thin client. The only known workaround at this stage is to call "gnome-session-quit" manually. (1028972)

Edubuntu is based on Ubuntu so most known issues from Ubuntu also affect Edubuntu, a full list of known issues can be found here.

Let us know how you're using Edubuntu

The Edubuntu website was recently redesigned and now includes a page allowing users to post their Edubuntu deployments and get information on existing deployments.
We always love to hear about how people are using Edubuntu, so once you have it installed, please let us know on the deployments page.

Further Information

Community support is available via IRC, Forums and Mailing lists.
Please refer to http://www.edubuntu.org/documentation for more information.

About Edubuntu

The Edubuntu project aims to maintain high quality educational and related packages in Ubuntu.
Additionally, we also produce the Edubuntu DVD, which aims to be an easy to use Ubuntu system designed for home and classroom use.

For more information, see: About Edubuntu

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