Adding Linux Educacional to Launchpad

Asked by Peter Senna

I'm responsible for developing and maintaining the version 2 of Linux Educacional. This is a distribution used for public schools in Brazil. It is being used for almost 100000 PCs now.
I'm looking for a way of tracking bugs and giving Linux Educacional a community place where people may ask for features and report bugs.
Is open for new Linux Distributions?

A Launchpad system name for the distro: "linux-educacional"
A title to appear on page's relating to the distro: Linux Educacional
A summary: Linux Educacional is the GNU/Linux distribution from Ministry of Education of Brazil that uses KDE.
Longer description: Linux Educacional is an operating system based on Debian, that uses KDE as graphical environment. It is being used for computers at public schools in Brazil. It was developed by Centro de Experimentação em Tecnologia Educacional (CETE), a sub division of Ministry of Education of Brazil, with cooperation of ThinNetworks.

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Māris Fogels (mars) said :

Hi Peter,

Kiko is the man who can handle your request, and I've put your question to him. He'll be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.


P.S. Thank you for providing the registry information - it makes the setup much faster!

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Peter Senna (peter-senna) said :

Hi Māris,

What is the next step?


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Christian Reis (kiko) said :

Peter, I kind of think that you are going to be better served by registering a project instead of a distribution. Check out this FAQ and tell me what you think:
FAQ #22: “Should I register a distribution or an upstream project?”.

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Peter Senna (peter-senna) said :


This may be a good description for Linux Educacional: "projects which integrate a number of different software packages and compose them into an operating system. They normally use a packaging system (such as RPM or deb or freebsd and gentoo's build systems) and do relatively small changes to the software packages they compose."

But I'm not sure about "Code and Translations applications in Launchpad" and "release and milestone targeting".

Can you help me? How can this two features help Linux Educiacional?



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Jonathan Lange (jml) said :


Launchpad's distribution support works best when your distro is managed with packages, particularly Debian packages. For your case, I'd recommend registering a project. If you find that it doesn't fit, we can move you over to a distro.

To answer your specific questions:

- Release & milestone targeting lets you assign bugs & blueprints to a particular milestone. This lets you do things like have a list of work that needs to be done before a release can happen.

- Translations: projects can be translated into other languages with Launchpad. This probably isn't so relevant for you, since you'll be using other projects that have been translated.

- Code: Launchpad provides a place to upload & manage Bazaar branches. If you are writing any code for your project, then you probably want to upload it here.

Hope this helps,

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sumtech (sumit75) said :


Am having problem with my linux network, I see my linux computer on windows network but I can't see my windows from linux network what should I do? It was just working fine but when I updated 7.0.1 to 8.0.4 tls I having problem with network.

Please help me.

Thank you,


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Christian Reis (kiko) said :

Sumit, don't ask new questions on old posts. Ask a new question about Ubuntu here:

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