Debian Junior Project
Summary
A Debian Pure Blend is a Debian internal project which assembles a set of packages that might help users to solve certain tasks of their work. This page should be helpful to track down the bugs of packages that are interesting for the debian-junior project to enable developers a quick overview about possible problems.
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Bugs page

This is a list of metapackages. The links are leading to the respective bugs page.

Art - Debian Jr. Art (1731*)
Tools for children to produce artwork. The simplest of these is tuxpaint, which is designed for small children. It features sounds and easy to use controls. For older children, there are gimp and xpaint. While gimp is more complex, and is aimed at the graphic artist, it is not necessarily much harder to use than the older, less full-featured xpaint. Children starting out with just a small subset of the functions of these tools eventually pick up quite a number of new things as they explore, either with adults or other children with whom they share their computers, or on their own.
Doudou-base - DoudouLinux base (14469*)
DoudouLinux is a Debian system cusomized to be easy to use for children. It provides tens of applications that suit children from 2 to 12 years old (or maybe 102?). For more information please have a look at its home page http://www.doudoulinux.org/. . This package provides the base package of DoudouLinux. . Debian Jr. might (or might not) provide metapackages fit for the usage inside DoudouLinux. This is just a test for metapackage layout and does not yet create a real metapackage.
Doudou-dev-artists - DoudouLinux Art development (1069*)
DoudouLinux is a Debian system cusomized to be easy to use for children. It provides tens of applications that suit children from 2 to 12 years old (or maybe 102?). For more information please have a look at its home page http://www.doudoulinux.org/. . This package provides packages to develop artwork. . Debian Jr. might (or might not) provide metapackages fit for the usage inside DoudouLinux. This is just a test for metapackage layout and does not yet create a real metapackage.
Doudou-games - DoudouLinux Games (2169*)
DoudouLinux is a Debian system cusomized to be easy to use for children. It provides tens of applications that suit children from 2 to 12 years old (or maybe 102?). For more information please have a look at its home page http://www.doudoulinux.org/. . This package provides games. . Debian Jr. might (or might not) provide metapackages fit for the usage inside DoudouLinux. This is just a test for metapackage layout and does not yet create a real metapackage.
Education - Debian Jr. education applications (225*)
This package includes a collection of educational programs for children. These applications suit children from 2 to 12. They will learn the computer mouse and keyboard as well as various skills (numbers, letters, logic, etc.).
Games-adventure - Debian Jr. Adventure Games (93*)
Adventure games are interactive stories driven by exploration and puzzle solving, and can be quite challenging. Recommended for older children, maybe even requiring help from someone older.
Games-arcade - Debian Jr. arcade games (501*)
This metapackage will install arcade games suitable, in the opinion of the contributors to the Debian Jr. project, for children of all ages. Mastering most of these games requires dexterity and cognitive skills usually developed only in the older children (around ages 5 to 8). But the youngest children may enjoy watching older players, or just poking randomly at the controls, depending on the game.
Games-card - Debian Jr. Card Games (147*)
A collection of card games, for the time being just solitaire, which are probably more suited to older children than young, although the "memory" type games in pysol may appeal to children just entering grade school.
Games-gl - Debian Jr. 3D Games (hardware acceleration required) (381*)
These games all use OpenGL libraries. They will not work without decent 3D graphics cards providing hardware-accelerated OpenGL. . While armagetron and gltron are different interpretations of the game depicted in the classic 3D-animated movie "Tron", Tux Racer is an all-original made-for-Linux 3D racing game. Unlike the standard blood-and-guts fare in the 3D games universe, all of these games are suitable for children.
Games-net - Debian Jr. Network Games (147*)
Network games bring people together from all over the world. Many times the game and chat is a place where people learn languages, how to communicate, and socializing skills.
Games-puzzle - Debian Jr. Puzzle games (240*)
Some puzzle-type games, from the more arcade-like and frozen-bubble to xjig (a jigsaw puzzle program), to lmemory (based on the classic "memory" card game). This sampling of packages was done in the hope that it will appeal to child and adult alike.
Games-sim - Debian Jr. Simulation Games (219*)
Simulation games tend to be rather complex, so they are recommended for older children, and even then some help from someone older may be needed.
Games-text - Debian Jr. Text Games (243*)
The principal virtue of these games is their simplicity. They will run on any hardware, and some of them are simple enough to control so that very young children can enjoy them (e.g. snake)
Internet - Debian Jr. Internet tools (9066*)
For children, a wide variety of Internet tools are not necessary to get started. Most users will find the Iceweasel web browser covers their needs. As children's familiarity and sophistication of use of the Internet develops, you will probably want to add more Internet clients to the child's system.
Math - Debian Jr. educational math (720*)
This metapackage will install educational math programs suitable for children. Some of the packages use mathematics that is well beyond the abilities of young children (e.g. fractals and cryptography), but hopefully using these let them gain an appreciation of the beauty of math from an early age. Other packages allow children to explore and learn math concepts in an engaging, interactive way. Some packages are more general, providing math activities as only one part of the package, e.g. bsdgames includes "arithmetic" in addition to other non-math games, and x11-apps provides xcalc.
Programming - Debian Jr. programming (633*)
The emphasis for this sampling of programming packages for children is first on simple interpreted languages. Also important for using languages with children are good documentation, and some ability to produce visual programs without too much effort. It is by no means a complete list, and you are encouraged to explore other languages with children as well; even those that are not specifically aimed for children. . The Logo language is specifically designed for children, with a strong emphasis on the visual and concrete. Littlewizard is an icon-based graphical programming language also designed for children. . Scratch is an easy, interactive, collaborative, visual programming language with children from ages 8 and up as their target group. . Arduino is a popular micro controller that is widely used by both people learning electronics and programming as well as seasoned veterans doing complex projects. It is necessary to connect a physical Arduino circuit board in order to experiment with arduino.
Sound - Debian Jr. sound (1119*)
This metapackage will install a sampling of sound packages for a system that is used by children. While not all of these will be things that children will use directly, a child's system administrator can make use of them to ensure that the child gets the most out of their system.
System - Debian Jr. System tools (300*)
This package includes a few tools for helping children learn about and use their system. . Midnight Commander is more than just a file manager. It is shell with which children can explore and manage their own accounts. It can be a great help for the very young, as it saves them some typing (as compared with using a command-line shell directly). It is also packed with power and flexibility which can be tapped by older children and adults alike. . The 'hello' sample program can be used as an instructional aid, as an example of how to invoke programs from the shell, specify switches, use the man page, and so on. . Baobab, the GNOME disk usage analyzer, enables the user to take a visual trip into the hard drive contents. It can be a mesmerizing first step, dvelving into the inner parts of the computer system. It serves both as an educational tool about file systems and file contents/size as well as a tool for analyzing what files are big if disk space is scarce. . Bubblefishymon is a computer load monitor dockapp which shows network traffic as fishes, CPU usage as bubbles, and a duck representing a duck.
Toys - Debian Jr. desktop toys (561*)
This metapackage will install desktop toys suitable for children. The collection contains some packages which might enjoy children and make them love their computer.
Typing - Debian Jr. typing (261*)
This metapackage will install typing tutors and typing games for various skill levels. This collection of packages was assembled in the hope that children become comfortable with the keyboard quickly while having fun learning it.
Video - Debian Jr. Video (735*)
Tools to watch video files, DVD, CD, network streams etc.
Writing - Debian Jr. writing (603*)
This metapackage will install tools for your budding young writer. It includes a text editor, spell-checker, dictionary client, word processor, and educational writing software.
*To estimate the overall status of the packages in the dependencies of a metapackage a weighted severity is calculated. Done bugs are ignored and bugs in dependent and recommended packages are weighted by factor three compared to suggested packages. Release critical bugs have a much larger weight than important, while the contribution of normal bugs is even smaller and minor bugs have a very small weight. Wishlist bugs are ignored in this calculation. The resulting sum is compared to some boundaries to find a verbal form. The actual numbers need some adjustment to make real sense - this evaluation method is in testing phase.
The severities of bugs are weighted as follows:
critical10
grave10
serious10
important5
normal3
minor1
wishlist0