On December 16th 2019, Emma DE2 1.06 in the footsteps of Emma DE3 !

On December 16th 2019, the Emmabuntüs Collective is happy to announce the release of the new Emmabuntüs Debian Edition 2 1.06 (32 and 64 bits), based on Debian 9.9 stretch distribution and featuring the XFCE desktop environment.

This distribution was originally designed to facilitate the refurbishing of computers donated to humanitarian organizations, starting with the Emmaüs communities (which is where the distribution’s name obviously comes from), to promote the discovery of GNU/Linux by beginners, as well as to extend the lifespan of computer hardware in order to reduce the waste induced by the over-consumption of raw materials.

This update of our distribution is taking over the improvements we implemented in our recent Emmabuntüs DE 3 RC release, based on Debian 10 Buster, and brings an improvement in the size of the ISO by the rationalization of the current software, and the removal of unsupported languages. This version brings some new fixes, like the improvements of the post-installation helps, which were suggested by DistroWatch’s Jesse during his Emmabuntüs DE3-1.00 review, as well as the addition of some utilities and OpenBoard for training.

Screenshot of EmmaDE2 1.06 featuring Openboard

We hope that this new version will further facilitate the repackaging work of the various associations using Emmabuntüs, and the task of our friends JerryClan from France and Africa. Notably our friends of the Do-It-Together Jerry, who are running computer training sessions within the SahelFablab located in Mauritania, in order to democratize the digital technology.

This Debian Edition 2-1.06 version includes the following fixes and enhancements :

  • Based on Debian 9.11 Stretch
  • Added utilities: Orage, NdisGTK
  • Added some French soundtracks for KTuberling
  • Added OpenBoard
  • Added open-vm-tools-desktop
  • Removed Minitube
  • Improved settings and Emmabuntüs tools windows
  • Improved explanations of the post-installation configuration options
  • Fixed non-free firmware support during installation
  • Fixed country and keyboard selection windows during installation
  • Fixed some security issues
  • Fixed information icons when updating packages for Revival-blue
    and Moka themes
  • Fixed XScreenSaver slideshow launch
  • Fixed network share via Samba
  • Updates of HPLip 3.19.11, TurboPrint 2.49-1, Teamviewer 14.5.1691, Firefox ESR 68.3.0