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#1 Astroboy

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 07:43 PM

--Helping to build dreams for education in 96 countries, Escuelas Linux is back!

 

There is an adage that says: “not everything old is bad, and not everything new is good”.

This is certainly true in the software world which sometimes, in a rush to offer new features, often includes undesirable bugs that could cause serious issues.

With this adage in mind, this is the first Escuelas Linux release that includes new software, as well as reintroduces old software, in some sort of regression because it turned out that the old one was better, at least in our experiences.

 

 

Let’s begin with the return to older software

 

1. LiveCode was downgraded from 8.1.2 to 7.1.4.
We were very excited by the new features of LiveCode 8.x. Nevertheless, in 8.x an issue has crippled the Linux edition: the Player Object. First, LiveCode was not even able to open the Player Properties Inspector, and later, it was not functioning properly. As LiveCode 8.x at this time is not able to use its multimedia Player tool in an easy and proper way, it is not useful for our educational purposes, at least as shown its uses in our YouTube channel. So, we decided to go back to the 7.1.4 version until these issues are solved in future releases.

 

2. Rosa Media Player is out, SMPlayer is back.
We were very excited to put Rosa Media Player as our default mplayer frontend. Nevertheless, some users reported that in certain computers it is not able to reproduce some video files, but it is able to reproduce those very same video files in other ones. We were able to confirm this issue, so we decided to go back to our previous and reliable mplayer frontend, SMPlayer.

 

3. We included the most recent release of Firefox to date (53), but we now also include Firefox ESR.
In its most recent version Firefox decided to disable NPAPI plugins, which means, among other things, that Java content is not going to be displayed anymore.

We are aware that in a lot of countries Java-based educational content has been created during a lot of years, so this change would render that content unusable. For this reason, we now also include another Firefox, the Extended Support Release (ESR), for our users that still need to use legacy Java-based apps. Firefox ESR can be opened in menu → Applications → Internet. If using the File Manager to open contents in your hard disk, alternate/right click in some html wrapper and choose the ESR version to open it.

 

 

  Now, let’s see what’s new in Escuelas Linux 5.3

 

OnlyOffice Desktop Editor 4.3
This update in the 64 bit edition brings a lot of exciting features, such as the ability to insert and edit footnotes, to use paste special and more. Read more about this release in http://www.onlyoffic...paste-and-more/

 

Remember that in Escuelas Linux if you need to type accented characters in this app, you can use our special preconfigured keyboard map, which lets you to type accented vocal characters with the use of the Windows key (Windows + a = á, Windows + e = é... Windows + n = ñ, Windows + ? = ¿)

 

LibreOffice 5.3.2
The second update to its 5.3 series incorporates 50 patches, with a big number of fixes related to RTF and DOCX documents. You can read more about it in https://blog.documen...reoffice-5-3-2/

 

Google Chrome 58 for 64 bits, Chromium browser 57 for 32 bits
Read what’s new in https://www.bleeping...-mac-and-linux/

 

Vivaldi 1.8
This release of the Vivaldi brings a super charged browsing history feature. Read more about it in http://www.omgubuntu...r-history-stats

 

Linux Kernel 4.10.12
In 64 bits systems, you can easily update to the latest Linux kernel to date, by merely running the 'instala' script located in debs/other/kernel 4.10.12.

 

And, as usual, Adobe Flash plugin is updated to its latest release, as well as Geogebra, now in its 5.0.352 version.

 

 

  Fixed bugs
  • Kompozer was not included in the 32 bit edition, and in the 64 bit Spanish edition the app ran in English language. Both issues are fixed.

  • When running our flagship apps (RestoreUser or ForceUser) after a long time, that caused Firefox to display a message about a need to reset it, as if it was not used. Issue fixed.

  • In the Spanish edition TuxRacer ran in English language. Now it runs in that edition in Spanish language.

  • Was not possible to open wxMaxima files from the file manager. Bug fixed.

  • Some minor corrections in our Install Manual.

 

Download Escuelas Linux 5.3:
https://sourceforge....elaslinux/files

 

Update Escuelas Linux from 5.2 to 5.3:
https://sourceforge....ones/5.2_a_5.3/

 

Convert Escuelas Linux 5.3 to the English language edition:
https://sourceforge....guages/English/





A big thank you to everyone who contributes to Bodhi Linux


#2 vvkozmenko

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 12:43 AM

Hey, guys,

I would love to read about Esculeas but I do not speak much Spanish except "Tus ojos es como una streya" and "Nosotros ceremos atomar te"
Is there any info about Esculeas in English?
Thank you,
Val

#3 Astroboy

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 11:07 AM

English language web page:

https://escuelaslinu...lish/index.html

 

English language Install Manual:

https://sourceforge....sh.pdf/download

 

Escuelas Linux blog always publishes each entry in Spanish and English:

https://sourceforge....uelaslinux/blog

 

And the place where there is a lot of activity is our Facebook account, escuelas.linux

It publishes most of the time in Spanish, but thanks to the Translate function built in Facebook, you can easily know what's going on, or even participate in your own language, as would be as easy to read you.

 

Eeeer... the texts should be "Tus ojos son como unas estrellas" and "Nosotros queremos tomar té" :-D



#4 vvkozmenko

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 12:34 PM

English language web page:
https://escuelaslinu...lish/index.html
 
English language Install Manual:
https://sourceforge....sh.pdf/download
 
Escuelas Linux blog always publishes each entry in Spanish and English:
https://sourceforge....uelaslinux/blog
 
And the place where there is lot of activity is our Facebook account, escuelas.linux
It publishes most of the time in Spanish, but thanks to the Translate function built in Facebook, you can easily know what's going on, or even participate in your own language, as would be as easy to read you.
 
Eeeer... the texts should be "Tus ojos son como unas estrellas" and "Nosotros queremos tomar té" :-D


Hi, thank you for the reply. I've checked the links you have provided. Esculeas must be an excellent platform for schools - low resource, standardized environment with one click reset to defaults.
I will try it via virtual machine.
Thank you, again.
Val

#5 indigodaddy

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 01:10 AM

Hi, looks like a bunch of work was put in to this.

 

I installed it, however, quite a few errors having to do with packages and dependencies with a ton of the packages when I installed Escuelas on top of Bodhi 4.0.0, and not getting the icons/desktop (just the standard Bodhi desktop), and nothing shows up in Education or Games categories in the menu.

 

So.  Believe I know what I did wrong perhaps... I was already connected to Wifi before I installed Bodhi 4.0.0, so it updated packages as it installed.  Updated packages must have borked things up for the Escuelas install?

 

Anyway, if this is the case, perhaps make this much more explicit in the manual to not do updates (the manual does say choose no for Wifi, but I didn't realize that this would totally screw everything up; if this is the case, this perhaps should be made more explicit, eg **WARNING**, etc; just a suggestion).

 

Anyway will try to reinstall without wifi/updating packagins during Bodhi install and see what happens.  Thanks.



#6 Astroboy

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 01:30 AM

Hi, looks like a bunch of work was put in to this.

 

We're very glad you appreciate all the work and heart that in fact is poured into Escuelas Linux :-D

 

 

"Updated packages must have borked things up for the Escuelas install?"

Yes, that's exactly the reason.

 

 

"if this is the case, perhaps make this much more explicit in the manual to not do updates"

 

Well, I guess you are using the English language manual. If so, on page 27 it states that you should only "Click on the Continue button", and the image shows a greyed out "Download updates while installing Bodhi", because in the previous page it states:

 

If your computer has a WiFi card, will appear this dialog box. Have “I don’t want to connect to a wi- network right now” selected, and click on “Continue”

 

We're glad you shared your experience, it helps us to have a better Install Manual and to know how is it interpreted.






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