Edubuntu’s installer ready for 11.04

After spending the last day or so working on it, I’m proud to announce that Edubuntu finally has its long awaited fine-grained package selection in Ubiquity.

Here’s a screenshot of what will be available in Natty:

Ubiquity fine-grained package selection

With it, users can easily opt out of some of our meta-packages or individual packages.
In the future you will also be able to install extra packages this way (that aren’t installed in the live environment but are present on the DVD).

Other than this installer change, Edubuntu has also been updated to ship with a classic gnome interface by default but offer Unity as an installation option. Unity-2d will also ship by default and we’ll try to have it as fall-back of Unity for these who choose to use Unity as their desktop interface.

Enjoy !

About Stéphane Graber

Project leader of Linux Containers, Linux hacker, Ubuntu core developer, conference organizer and speaker.
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13 Responses to Edubuntu’s installer ready for 11.04

  1. mFat says:

    Excellent! Could you please say how you did that? As far as I know ubiquity doesn’t use “debs” it just copies and expands a compressed image on hard disk! I’d be appreciated if you give me more details.

    1. Ubiquity supports a blacklist and a whitelist of packages to install/remove during the copy part.
      So basically anything you untick won’t be copied and what’s left of the package will be cleaned up afterwards.

  2. mFat says:

    Thanks! Where can I get more info?

      1. mFat says:

        Great man! Thanks a million!

  3. the old rang says:

    I have been venting about 11.04 for a bit, here ( )

    WebupD8 kind of lead me to this page.

    I don’ t know how extensive, your idea is, but, it is my belief, this is the REAL reason for Ubuntu… Not what they are getting ready to release…

    I would love to have a choice, and after reading some of your site, Posted about it over there.

    I would rather have a really good solid and complete Ubuntu Core.

    Build it up. Build it correctly, and let the users decide what they want to make it better (or screw it up… I know all about that, too).

    Kudos.. I might stay around for Edubuntu. I am not doing 11.04 Ubuntu… .It depends on how ‘mine’ you let me.

    But, then, you may not want me around… But don’t let that stop you from going with a better idea.

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