Debian Pure Blend
A Debian Pure Blend is a subset of the Debian GNU/Linux distribution that is configured to support a particular target group out-of-the-box. All changes and improvements are integrated to the official Debian repositories. A Debian Pure Blend can contain multiple flavors (or profiles) (e.g. Debian Edu has flavors for main-server, workstation, and thin-client-server).
Technically a Debian Pure Blend builds a set of metapackages and provides an overview about the packages which are included and which are on the todo list for further inclusion. Both pages are rendered from the information inside the tasks files in an SVN.
Most of the distributions based on Debian, like for example Knoppix or Sacix, are not Debian Pure Blends, and Ubuntu is not even binary compatible with Debian. Linux Mint Debian Edition is binary compatible with Debian, but is also not a Debian Pure Blend.
Existing Debian Pure Blends
- Debian Junior: Debian for children from 1 to 99[clarification needed]
- Debian-Med: Debian in Health Care
- Debian Edu: Debian for Education
- Debian GIS Debian with many Geographic information system-Packages, e.g. GRASS GIS, Quantum GIS, GPSPrune, QLandkarteGT, et al.
- Debian Science
- Debian Accessibility Project
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