edubuntu flight 2 CD

Oliver Grawert ogra at
Sun Dec 18 13:25:04 GMT 2005

Hello tester community,

As always, a little later than the other Ubuntu flavours, the Edubuntu
team is happy to announce the first milestone CD image in the Dapper
development cycle.


United Kingdom, and the rest of the world:

Please download using BitTorrent if possible, and see for other mirrors.

Apart from the notable changes in this release that apply to all Ubuntu
flavours, noted in:
the following additional enhancements have gone into this CD images:

- Themed graphical login manager for the LTSP clients (select your 
  themes by setting the "default" symlink 
  in /opt/ltsp/<arch>/usr/share/ldm/themes/ to the theme you like, 
  community theme submissions would be highly appreciated).

- Preparation for the Ubuntu boot splash on LTSP clients (usplash is 
  not installed by default in the client chroot yet, you need to chroot 
  into it and install it manually).

- Support for multiple architectures for the LTSP clients. It is now 
  possible to build the client chroot on AMD64 systems for i386 clients 
  by running 'sudo ltsp-build-client --arch i386' post install.

- The first Edubuntu live CD has finally made it, it contains all of 
  the Edubuntu workstation install and is available for all 3 supported 

- Support for the PowerPC architecture (currently only the workstation 
  install works flawless due to a bug in LTSP, fixes for this are 

- A slightly faster boot process of the thin clients, there is more to 
  come, stay tuned!

Known issues (beyond the ones stated in the Ubuntu flight 2 announcement
linked above):

- The artwork has some bugs in the default setup, so your install will 
  currently rather look like an Ubuntu install (apart from the 
  bootsplash). Select the Edubuntu wallpaper and the Gartoon icon 
  theme manually.

- The PowerPC install still fails during LTSP setup in the first stage 
  of the install, please skip this step and go on with the install as 

- Due to a problem with the locale settings paired with a bug in 
  bringing up the network interfaces, the install fails in languages 
  other than English. If your system is connected to the Internet, 
  please use the Language Selector after installation to download 
  language packs.

If you are interested in following changes as we further develop Dapper,
have a look at the dapper-changes list:

We also suggest that you subscribe to the ubuntu-devel-announce list if
you are interested in following Ubuntu development. This is a
list (a few posts a week) carrying announcements of approved
specifications, policy changes, alpha releases, and other interesting
events. Future Flight CD announcements may only go to this list.

The Testing area of the wiki suggests various tests that can be
performed on Flight CD releases to try to catch bugs so that 
they can be fixed before for the final release:

Bug reports should go to Bugzilla for now (although we intend to switch
over to
Launchpad's bug tracking facilities soon):

Have fun with testing and bugfiling,

Oliver Grawert

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