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Fedora EDU

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Integration of further educational applications in Fedora and release of an educational spin. Current goal: Fedora EDU Math Spin


  • Name: SebastianDziallas

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 10
  • Last updated: 2008-07-11
  • Percentage of completion: 30%

Detailed Description

The major goal right now is the Fedora EDU Math Spin, which should be released with Fedora 10. It includes a KDE 4.1 desktop environment and various applications for mathematical and educational purposes.

Please see also:

Benefit to Fedora

This effort helps to increase Fedora's visibility in the educational sector (among the already existing ones like K12LTSP & OLPC). We are going to release a spin, which allows students, as well as educators and teachers to use the advantages of open source software not only in classrooms or at work, but also at home.


The requirements for achieving this goal are fairly small. Please see also the Education SIG Roadmap for further information. The required packages are already in Fedora, so it's mainly a question of drawing up the spin and getting it approved.

Test Plan

1. build spin based on Rawhide (take care of its size!) 2. test, whether it boots and all applications are accesible

User Experience

Have a functional, working spin ready, which allows the user to use the various educational applications.


  • for Fedora EDU Math Spin: all packages already in Fedora

Contingency Plan

  • release a first preview using generic-logos once rawhide gets more reliable
  • in the meantime, gather further feedback from users and...
  • ...get the spin approved (Spin SIG, FESCo, Rel-Eng,...)
  • release the final spin with Fedora 10


Not necessarily needed or required, but some guidance for the user - which software does what - would desirable.

Release Notes

nothing here. for now.