Skolelinux Changelog

New in version 8.0 Alpha 0

October 28th, 2014
  • Linux kernel 3.16.x
  • Desktop environments KDE "Plasma" 4.11.12, GNOME 3.14, Xfce 4.10, LXDE 0.5.6 and MATE 1.8 (KDE "Plasma" is installed by default; to choose one of the others see manual.)
  • the browsers Iceweasel 31 ESR and Chromium 38
  • LibreOffice 4.3.3
  • GOsa 2.7.4
  • LTSP 5.5.4
  • CUPS print system 1.7.5
  • new boot framework: systemd
  • Educational toolbox GCompris 14.07
  • Music creator Rosegarden 14.02
  • Image editor Gimp 2.8.14
  • Virtual stargazer Stellarium 0.13.0
  • golearn 0.9
  • tuxpaint 0.9.22
  • New version of debian-installer from Debian Jessie.
  • Debian Jessie includes about 42000 packages available for installation.

New in version 7.1.0 (September 30th, 2013)

  • Linux kernel 3.2.x
  • Desktop environments KDE Plasma 4.8.4, GNOME 3.4, Xfce 4.8.6, and LXDE 0.5.5 (KDE Plasma is installed by default; to choose GNOME, Xfce or LXDE: see manual)
  • Web browser Iceweasel 17 ESR
  • LibreOffice 3.5.4
  • LTSP 5.4.2
  • GOsa 2.7.4
  • CUPS print system 1.5.3
  • Educational toolbox GCompris 12.01
  • Music creator Rosegarden 12.04
  • Image editor Gimp 2.8.2
  • Virtual universe Celestia 1.6.1
  • Virtual stargazer Stellarium 0.11.3
  • Scratch visual programming environment 1.4.0.6
  • Debian Wheezy includes about 37000 packages available for installation.

New in version 7.1.0 Beta 2 (September 17th, 2013)

  • The KDE proxy setup has been adjusted to use the provided wpad.dat. This also gets Chromium to use this proxy.
  • Install kdepim-groupware with KDE desktops to make sure korganizer understand ical/dav sources.
  • Increased default maximum size of /var/spool/squid and /skole/backup on the main server.
  • A source DVD image containing all source packages is now available as well.
  • Updates for chromium (29.0.1547.57-1~deb7u1), imagemagick (6.7.7.10-5+deb7u2), php5 (5.4.4-14+deb7u4), libmodplug (0.8.8.4-3+deb7u1+git20130828), tiff (4.0.2-6+deb7u2), linux-image (3.2.0-4-486_3.2.46-1+deb7u1).

New in version 7.0.0 Alpha 2 (June 11th, 2013)

  • Software updates:
  • Iceweasel was updated from 10 to 17. (DSA 2699-1)
  • Updated libxv (DSA-2674), libxvmc (DSA-2675), libxfixes (DSA-2676), libxrender (DSA-2677), mesa (DSA-2678), xserver-xorg-video-openchrome (DSA-2679), libxt (DSA-2680), libxcursor (DSA-2681), libxext (DSA-2682), libxi (DSA-2683), libxrandr (DSA-2684), libxp (DSA-2685), libxcb (DSA-2686), libfs (DSA-2687), libxres (DSA-2688), libxtst (DSA-2689), libxxf86dga (DSA-2690), libxinerama (DSA-2691), libxxf86vm (DSA-2692), libx11 (DSA-2693), chromium-browser (DSA-2695), gnutls26 (DSA-2697), wireshark (DSA-2700), krb5 (DSA-2701), telepathy-gabble (DSA-2702) and subversion (DSA-2703).
  • Switched xrdp on thin client servers to use tightvncserver instead of xvnc4.
  • Now install software oscilloscope xoscope by default.
  • Now install music tools gtick, lingot and pianobooster by default.
  • Other changes:
  • The subnet-change script is now able to change all files needing a change on the main-server when changing the IP network used.
  • Updated translation of the installation.
  • New Romanian translation.
  • Fix security problem causing root and first user password to no longer show up in /var/cache/debconf/templates.dat.
  • Fix roaming workstation setup (Closed in libpam-mklocaluser/0.8, libpam-mklocaluser/0.8~deb7u1: #706753: libpam-mklocaluser: Fail to create local user during first login).
  • Made roaming workstation setup more robust in non-Debian Edu environments.
  • New script debian-edu-bless to transform a Debian installation to a Debian Edu profile.
  • Adjust Iceweasel setup to improve performance when $HOME is on NFS.
  • More testsuite tests.
  • Make automatic proxy configuration more robust.
  • Adjust GOsa² GUI configuration.
  • Update thin client and diskless workstation setup to work with LTSP in Wheezy.
  • Diskless workstations now run out of the box -- no need to set them up with GOsa².
  • Update IMAP server setup.
  • Fix login into Skolelinux Backup Tool (Closed in slbackup-php/0.4.4-1: #700257: slbackup-php: Fails to submit correctly entered password).

New in version 7.0 Alpha 0 (April 27th, 2013)

  • Linux kernel 3.2.x
  • Desktop environments KDE "Plasma" 4.8.4, GNOME 3.4, and LXDE 4 (KDE is installed by default; to choose GNOME or LXDE: see manual.)
  • Web browser Iceweasel 10 ESR
  • LibreOffice 3.5.4
  • LTSP 5.4.2
  • GOsa 2.7.4
  • CUPS print system 1.5.3
  • Educational toolbox GCompris 12.01
  • Music creator Rosegarden 12.04
  • Image editor Gimp 2.8.2
  • Virtual universe Celestia 1.6.1
  • Virtual stargazer Stellarium 0.11.3
  • Scratch visual programming environment 1.4.0.6
  • New version of debian-installer from Debian Wheezy, see installation manual for more details.
  • Debian Wheezy includes about 37000 packages available for installation.

New in version 6.0.4 (March 12th, 2012)

  • LWAT was replaced with GOsa² as the LDAP administration interface;
  • Artwork and the new Debian Edu / Skolelinux logo were updated;
  • A new LXDE desktop option, in addition to KDE (default) and GNOME is now available;
  • A faster LTSP client boot was implemented;
  • Handing of removable media on thin clients was improved;
  • New roaming workstation profile for laptops are available;
  • Full Samba NT4 domain support for Windows XP/Vista/7;
  • Documentation updates added in the manual.

New in version 5.0 (February 10th, 2010)

  • Skolelinux is based on Debian 5.0 “Lenny” and is therefore compatible with
  • Linux Standard Base (LSB) 3.2. It uses kernel 2.6.26, KDE 3.5.10, and GNOME
  • 2.22.2.
  • This is first Debian Edu release which has been merged with the highly
  • successful LinEx GNU/Linux based educational project from the region of
  • Extremadura in Spain. The most visible result being the GNOME desktop now
  • being supported in addition to KDE.
  • The setup of terminal servers has been improved and now supports diskless
  • workstations out of the box. A new customisable PXE startup menu allows users
  • to choose between a diskless workstation, a thin client workstation, and even
  • a PXE-installation of Skolelinux.
  • The student desktop has also been improved with shortcuts to educational
  • software like GCompris, Kalzium, KGeography, KMplot, KStars, Stopmotion and
  • the OpenOffice suite.
  • The documentation has been further improved and translated from English to
  • German, Italian and Norwegian. Incomplete translations are available for
  • Spanish, French and Chinese. Please consider helping by translating to your
  • native language or by reviewing the English original!
  • Browser plugin-support has been improved with free software products including
  • Gnash, Java and other plug-ins.
  • In addition to ALSA and OSS sound system, PulseAudio has been added for better
  • audio and multimedia performance on workstations and diskless workstations
  • machines.
  • Improved and simplified user and machine administration tool known as LWAT
  • (LDAP Web-based Administration Tool).
  • Improved machine and network surveillance now reporting status on all machines
  • added to the network.