Upgrade to DebianJessie

A central lxjessie64.gsi.de cluster is available.

As of 12/2017 Jessie desktops are the default desktops. DebianStretch desktops are still in preparation.

If you are directly upgrading from DebianSqueeze please also take a look the the WheezyUpgrade notes.

Application-specific notes

gtklp gone

The generic printer GUI gtklp is not available for Jessie anymore. No alternative exists at the moment.

Iceweasel and Icedove

After Debian and Mozilla settled their dispute on distributing Mozilla's apps, Iceweasel and Icedove will be shipped as Firefox and Thunderbird, starting with the next ESR (Extended Support Release) update cycle.

VidyoDesktop crashes

The current version of VidyoDesktop as distributed by Cern starts on Jessie but crashes when joining a conference.

According to Cern support the Vidyo Linux client is deprecated and the browser-based client should be used instead: https://vidyowebrtc.web.cern.ch/

-- ChristopherHuhn - 2016 - 2017
Topic revision: r4 - 2017-12-15, ChristopherHuhn