Debian Edu Project
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Xfce
Debian Edu Xfce desktop applications

This metapackage depends on various Xfce components that are useful for teachers and their students.

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Official Debian packages with high relevance

Blueman
Graphical bluetooth manager
Maintainer: Christopher Schramm
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Blueman is a GTK+ bluetooth management utility for GNOME using bluez D-Bus backend.

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Education-common
Debian Edu common packages
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A metapackage containing dependencies for packages required on all installations in the Debian Edu Blend.

Lightdm
simple display manager
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An X display manager that:

  • Has a lightweight codebase
  • Is standards compliant (PAM, ConsoleKit, etc)
  • Has a well defined interface between the server and user interface
  • Fully themeable
  • Cross-desktop (greeters can be written in any toolkit)

Additional software can be useful along with LightDM:

  • xserver-xephyr can be used to add a nested X display by calling 'dm-tool add-nested-seat`
  • upower can be used to suspend the computer from the display manager
  • accountsservice is used to populate a user list with addition information.
The package is enhanced by the following packages: debian-edu-artwork
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Network-manager-gnome
network management framework (GNOME frontend)
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networkconfiguration
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NetworkManager is a system network service that manages your network devices and connections, attempting to keep active network connectivity when available. It manages ethernet, WiFi, mobile broadband (WWAN), and PPPoE devices, and provides VPN integration with a variety of different VPN services.

This package contains a systray applet for GNOME's notification area but it also works for other desktop environments which provide a systray like KDE or Xfce. It displays the available networks and allows users to easily switch between them. For encrypted networks it will prompt the user for the key/passphrase and it can optionally store them in the gnome-keyring.

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0.6.6-2https://screenshots.debian.net/screenshots/000/000/319/large.png
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Ssh-askpass
under X, asks user for a passphrase for ssh-add
Maintainer: Philip Hands
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scopeutility
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This is Jim Knoble's implementation of the ssh-askpass program, originally called x11-ssh-askpass upstream. It is built on low-level X11 libraries, and therefore has minimal dependencies.

Other ssh-askpass programs are available, some of which may integrate better into various desktop environments.

System-config-printer
graphical interface to configure the printing system
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System-config-printer is a GUI written in Python using GTK+ to configure a CUPS server. Its primary use is to configure the printing system on the local host, but can also be used to setup a remote printer.

In terms of features, it aims to be as complete as the CUPS web administration tool, while being integrated to the desktop.

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Tango-icon-theme
Tango icon library
Maintainer: Philipp Kern (Loïc Minier)
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This package contains the icons made by the Tango project.

The project's aim is to create a cross-desktop and cross-platform icon theme following the Icon Naming Specification by the Freedesktop project. The icons follow a standard and consistent style guide to look coherent.

Xfce4
Meta-package for the Xfce Lightweight Desktop Environment
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Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment for unix-like operating systems. It aims to be fast and lightweight, while still being visually appealing and easy to use. Designed for productivity, it loads and executes applications fast, while conserving system resources.

This package is a metapackage; it depends on the core packages of the Xfce4 desktop environment and recommends some extra Xfce4 packages. If you intend to use Xfce4 and want the full experience then installing this package and the packages it Recommends is a great place to start. If you just want to pick and choose the core components then feel free to remove this package.

Xfce4-goodies
enhancements for the Xfce4 Desktop Environment
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The "Goodies for Xfce" project includes additional software and artwork that are related to the Xfce desktop, but not part of the official release.

This package will install the following Xfce4 related plugins:

  • Extra artwork (xfce4-artwork)
  • Battery levels monitor (xfce4-battery-plugin)
  • Clipboard history (xfce4-clipman-plugin)
  • CPU frequency management plugin (xfce4-cpufreq-plugin)
  • CPU utilisation graphs (xfce4-cpugraph-plugin)
  • Date and time plugin (xfce4-datetime-plugin)
  • Disk performance display (xfce4-diskperf-plugin)
  • Filesystem monitor (xfce4-fsguard-plugin)
  • Generic monitor, for displaying any command result (xfce4-genmon-plugin)
  • Mail watcher (xfce4-mailwatch-plugin)
  • Mount plugin (xfce4-mount-plugin)
  • Network load monitor (xfce4-netload-plugin)
  • Notes plugin (xfce4-notes-plugin)
  • Quick access to bookmarked folders, recent documents and removable media (xfce4-places-plugin)
  • Sensors plugin, frontend to lm-sensors (xfce4-sensors-plugin)
  • Smartbookmarks plugin (xfce4-smartbookmark-plugin)
  • System load monitor (xfce4-systemload-plugin)
  • Timer plugin (xfce4-timer-plugin)
  • Command line with history (xfce4-verve-plugin)
  • Wireless lan monitor (xfce4-wavelan-plugin)
  • Weather monitor (xfce4-weather-plugin)
  • Keyboard configuration (xfce4-xkb-plugin)
  • Archive management for Thunar (thunar-archive-plugin)
  • Media tags editor for Thunar (thunar-media-tags-plugin)
  • Alternate menu plugin (xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin)

It'll install some standalone applications too:

  • Tiny text editor (mousepad)
  • Images viewer (ristretto)
  • CD/DVD burner (xfburn)
  • Frontend to dictionnaries (xfce4-dict)
  • Notification daemon (xfce4-notifyd)
  • Tool to take screenshots (xfce4-screenshooter)
  • Task manager (xfce4-taskmanager)
  • Terminal emulator (xfce4-terminal)

Some packages are only suggested because they bring too much dependencies, but you may find them interesting:

  • Cellular modem plugin (xfce4-cellmodem-plugin)
  • Search plugin, frontend to locate (xfce4-linelight-plugin)
  • DBus messaging plugin (xfce4-messenger-plugin)
  • Another commandline plugin (xfce4-minicmd-plugin)
  • Frontends to MPD (xfce4-mpc-plugin, xfmpc)
  • Radio plugin (xfce4-radio-plugin))
  • Fast-user switching plugin (xfswitch-plugin)
  • ThinkPads HDAPS plugin (xfce4-hdaps)
  • GIO/GVfs frontend to manage connections to remote filesystems (gigolo)
  • Media player (parole)
  • Power Manager (xfce4-power-manager)

This is a metapackage to ease upgrades, installations, and provide a consistent upgrade path from previous versions. It can safely be removed with no ill effects.

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Xfce4-notifyd
simple, visually-appealing notification daemon for Xfce
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roleprogram
suitexfce
uitoolkitgtk
usemonitor
x11application
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Xfce4-notifyd is a simple, visually-appealing notification daemon for Xfce that implements the Freedesktop.org Desktop Notifications Specification.

Features:

  • Themable using the GTK+ theming mechanism
  • Visually appealing: rounded corners, shaped windows
  • Supports transparency and fade effects
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0.2.2https://screenshots.debian.net/screenshots/000/007/871/large.png
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Official Debian packages with lower relevance

Cmst
QT GUI for Connman with system tray icon
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Graphical user interface to control the connman daemon. The connman daemon must be started as you normally would, this program just interfaces with that daemon. You can see what technologies and services connman has found, and for wifi services an agent is registered to assist in obtaining the information from you necessary to logon to the wifi service.

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Wicd
wired and wireless network manager - metapackage
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adminconfiguring, monitoring
networkconfiguration
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Wicd is a general-purpose network configuration server which aims to provide a simple but flexible interface for connecting to networks. Its features include:

  • wide variety of settings;
  • ability to connect to (and maintain profiles for) both wired and wireless networks;
  • support for many encryption schemes, including WEP, WPA, WPA2 and custom schemes;
  • wireless-tools compatibility;
  • tray icon showing network activity and signal strength;
  • lack of GNOME dependencies (although it does require GTK+), making it easy to use in Xfce, Fluxbox, Openbox, Enlightenment, etc.

This is a metapackage, it allows installation of all the components of Wicd, including one of the clients, which must be manually chosen.

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