The first stable build of UbuntuEd 20.04 Focal Fossa is now available. This is an Education Edition of Ubuntu for kids, schools and universities, and a substitute for the now discontinued Edubuntu (Ubuntu Education) flavor. It can be downloaded from:
Project website would be available soon. Our Twitter handle is at https://twitter.com/ed_ubuntu, Telegram Channel and Group at t.me/ubuntuunityannouncements and t.me/ubuntuunitydiscuss respectively. Please log any issues/bugs that you find during testing at https://gitlab.com/ubuntu-unity/ubuntu-unity-issues/-/issues/.
Both GNOME and Unity7 (default) DEs are available, and you can choose between them while logging in.
Apart from the default applications already present in UbuntuEd, metapackages are available to install additional educational applications. Metapackages for more subjects would be made available soon. These can be installed on existing Ubuntu systems as well:
For different age groups -
a. Pre-school (ages < 6) - tuxpaint, gamine, parley, tuxtype, tuxmath b. Primary (ages 6-12) - gnome-calculator, gamine, laby, tuxpaint, tuxmath, tuxtype c. Secondary (ages 13-18) - gnome-calculator, laby, calibre, marble, einstein, lybniz, chemtool, inkscape, fritzing, tuxtype d. Tertiary (university level) - gnome-calculator, calibre, chemtool, laby, openscad, inkscape, step, fritzing
For different subjects -
1. os-devel.deb (Operating System Development) --> zsh, qemu-system-x86, nasm, build-essential, kate, g++, clang, emacs 2. code-devel.deb (Development) --> zsh, default-jdk, default-jre, build-essential, python3, ruby, kate, netbeans 3. astronomy.deb (Astronomy) --> kstars, gimp, redshift, astromatic, stellarium, xplanet, gpredict, previsat, gcx 4. chemistry.deb (Chemistry) --> gdis, openbabel, chemtool, xdrawchem, gromacs, psi4, nwchem, avogadro, pymol, cp2k, gabedit 5. physics.deb (Physics) --> cernlib, lightspeed, openfoam, cp2k, step, gerris, geant321 6. maths.deb (Mathematics) --> cantor, geogebra, geomview, gnuplot, grace, graphmonkey, python3-matplotlib, jfractionlab, jupyter-nbformat, jupyter-notebook, kalgebra, kbruch, kig, kmplot, rocs, xmabacus 7. neuroscience.deb (Neuroscience) --> afni, bioimagesuite, brainvisa, caret, connectomeviewer, debruijn, eeglab, fieldtrip, freesurfer, fsl, fslview, hid, iqr, lipsia, mni-autoreg, mni-n3, openmeeg-tools, openwalnut-qt4, pysurfer, science-psychophysics, science-typesetting, slicer, spm8, voxbo, xnat, amide, dicom3tools, dicomnifti, itksnap, medcon, minc-tools, mriconvert, mricron, nifti-bin, nifti2dicom, praat, psignifit, python3-nibabel, python3-pydicom, python3-statsmodels, qnifti2dicom, xmedcon
These can be downloaded from the same source (Google Drive, in the folder ‘Extras’). All additional/requested apps that are packaged for UbuntuEd would be uploaded to ‘Apps’ folder in Google Drive. To install the UbuntuEd educational metapackages (on any Debian-based distribution, including UbuntuEd and Ubuntu), type the following command:
sudo apt install <PATH-TO-FILE>
<PATH-TO-FILE> is the path to the downloaded metapackage.