Debian Junior Project
Summary
System
Debian Jr. System tools

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.

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If you discover a project which looks like a good candidate for Debian Junior to you, or if you have prepared an unofficial Debian package, please do not hesitate to send a description of that project to the Debian Junior mailing list

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Baobab
GNOME disk usage analyzer
Versions of package baobab
ReleaseVersionArchitectures
experimental3.32.0-1amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
squeeze2.30.0-2amd64,armel,i386,ia64,kfreebsd-amd64,kfreebsd-i386,mips,mipsel,powerpc,s390,sparc
wheezy3.4.1-1amd64,armel,armhf,i386,ia64,kfreebsd-amd64,kfreebsd-i386,mips,mipsel,powerpc,s390,s390x,sparc
jessie3.14.1-1amd64,armel,armhf,i386
stretch3.22.1-1amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
buster3.30.0-2amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
bullseye3.30.0-2amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
sid3.30.0-2amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
upstream3.32.0
Debtags of package baobab:
interfacex11
roleprogram
suitegnome
uitoolkitgtk
usescanning
works-withfile
x11application
Popcon: 3051 users (11286 upd.)*
Newer upstream!
License: DFSG free
Git

Disk Usage Analyzer is a graphical, menu-driven application to analyse disk usage in a GNOME environment. It can easily scan either the whole filesystem tree, or a specific user-requested directory branch (local or remote).

It also auto-detects in real-time any changes made to your home directory as far as any mounted/unmounted device. Disk Usage Analyzer also provides a full graphical treemap window for each selected folder.

Bubblefishymon
system load dockapp with a duck
Maintainer: Mika Matsuzaki
Versions of package bubblefishymon
ReleaseVersionArchitectures
jessie0.6.4-6amd64,armel,armhf,i386
stretch0.6.4-6amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
buster0.6.4-6amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
bullseye0.6.4-6amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
sid0.6.4-6amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
wheezy0.6.4-5amd64,armel,armhf,i386,ia64,mips,mipsel,powerpc,s390,s390x,sparc
squeeze0.6.4-3amd64,armel,i386,ia64,mips,mipsel,powerpc,s390,sparc
Debtags of package bubblefishymon:
adminmonitoring
interfacex11
roleprogram
scopeutility
suitegnustep
uitoolkitgtk
usemonitor
x11applet
Popcon: 25 users (6 upd.)*
Versions and Archs
License: DFSG free

A load monitor dockapp, descended from wmfishtime and bubblemon. Features include fish representing network traffic, bubbles representing CPU usage, and a duck representing a duck.

Other screenshots of package bubblefishymon
VersionURL
0.6.4-3https://screenshots.debian.net/screenshots/000/000/618/large.png
Screenshots of package bubblefishymon
Hello
example package based on GNU hello
Maintainer: Santiago Vila
Versions of package hello
ReleaseVersionArchitectures
sid2.10-2amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
squeeze2.6-1amd64,armel,i386,ia64,kfreebsd-amd64,kfreebsd-i386,mips,mipsel,powerpc,s390,sparc
wheezy2.8-2amd64,armel,armhf,i386,ia64,kfreebsd-amd64,kfreebsd-i386,mips,mipsel,powerpc,s390,s390x,sparc
jessie2.9-2+deb8u1amd64,armel,armhf,i386
jessie-security2.9-2+deb8u1amd64,armel,armhf,i386
stretch2.10-1amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
stretch-security2.10-1+deb9u1amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
buster2.10-2amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
bullseye2.10-2amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
Debtags of package hello:
develexamples, packaging
interfacecommandline
roleprogram
scopeutility
suitedebian, gnu
Popcon: 15 users (30 upd.)*
Versions and Archs
License: DFSG free

The GNU hello program produces a familiar, friendly greeting. It allows non-programmers to use a classic computer science tool which would otherwise be unavailable to them.

Seriously, though: this is an example of how to do a Debian package. It is the Debian version of the GNU Project's `hello world' program (which is itself an example for the GNU Project).

Mc
Midnight Commander - a powerful file manager
Maintainer: Dmitry Smirnov
Versions of package mc
ReleaseVersionArchitectures
squeeze4.7.0.9-1amd64,armel,i386,ia64,kfreebsd-amd64,kfreebsd-i386,mips,mipsel,powerpc,s390,sparc
wheezy4.8.3-10amd64,armel,armhf,i386,ia64,kfreebsd-amd64,kfreebsd-i386,mips,mipsel,powerpc,s390,s390x,sparc
jessie4.8.13-3amd64,armel,armhf,i386
stretch4.8.18-1amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
buster4.8.22-1amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
bullseye4.8.22-1amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
sid4.8.22-1amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
upstream4.8.23
Debtags of package mc:
adminfilesystem
interfacecommandline, text-mode
roleprogram
scopeapplication
suitegnu
uitoolkitncurses
usebrowsing, editing, organizing
works-witharchive, file
Popcon: 12443 users (2460 upd.)*
Newer upstream!
License: DFSG free
Git

GNU Midnight Commander is a text-mode full-screen file manager. It uses a two panel interface and a subshell for command execution. It includes an internal editor with syntax highlighting and an internal viewer with support for binary files. Also included is Virtual Filesystem (VFS), that allows files on remote systems (e.g. FTP, SSH servers) and files inside archives to be manipulated like real files.

*Popularitycontest results: number of people who use this package regularly (number of people who upgraded this package recently) out of 200533