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Schedule: The long road to Debian Edu in main

Holger Levsen
Day Sunday
Room AW1.125
Start time 16:00
End time 17:00
Duration 01:00
Event type Podium
Track Debian
Language English
Video (Ogg/Theora)
The long road to Debian Edu in main

This talk will briefly explain what Debian Edu is, how we develop our distribution, how we differ from Debian, how we work on bridging the gaps that still exist and what our plans for the future are.

In July 2007 the Debian Edu project released its third release, codename "Skolelinux 3.0 Terra". Debian Edu is probably the most widely known and most widely used Custom Debian Distribution - at least if you follow the official criteria for a CDD, which we aim to finally fulfill 100% for Lenny: all packages are taken unmodified from Debian main.

This talk will explain the development process of Debian Edu and the various differences to a default Debian install. An overview of the planned features for Lenny will be given as well as a list of current showstoppers will be presented.

Using to write a fine manual will be explained briefly too: our documentation is written in a wiki, then exported as docbook and translated using .po files, then transfered back into docbook, to generate html and PDFs versions, which are made available in the debian-edu-doc package, which is installed on a webserver again.