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2021-02-15NEW • Distribution Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 3.1.0
The Devuan GNU+Linux team have announced the availability of a new point release of their distribution. The new point release, Devuan GNU+Linux 3.1.0, now supports three init options at install time: OpenRC, SysV init, and runit. The installer now also allows users to install an alternative bootloader (lilo) instead of GRUB. The release announcement states: «Devuan Beowulf 3.1.0 point release installer ISOs, desktop-live, and minimal-live ISOs are now available. Note that ARM and potencial images are not updated in this release. What’s new in this point release: The installer now offers a choice of three init systems. runit has been added, along with sysvinit and OpenRC. If you would like to select an alternate bootloader (lilo) or exclude non-free firmware, you must select one of the Expert install options.» Further information can be found in the project’s release notes. Download (pkglist): devuan_beowulf_3.1.0_amd64-desktop.iso (3,763MB, SHA256, signature), devuan_beowulf_3.1.0_amd64-server.iso (590MB, SHA256, signature), devuan_beowulf_3.1.0_amd64-netinstall.iso (309MB, SHA256, signature).
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Devuan GNU+Linux is a Linux distribution forked from Debian in 2015. The project’s primary goal is to provide a variant of Debian without the complexities and dependencies of systemd, an init system and services manager originally developed by Red Hat and later adopted by most other Linux distributions. Devuan’s initial beta release was made available in April 2016, together with an upgrade path from Debian 7.0 «Wheezy» and a possibility to switch to Devuan from Debian 8.0 «Jessie». The distribution adopted Xfce as its default desktop.
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2020-06-02Distribution Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 3.0.0
Mark Hindley has announced the release of Devuan GNU+Linux 3.0.0, code name «Boewulf». Devuan is a Linux distribution originally forked from Debian in order to provide alternative init software to systemd (SysV, OpenRC or runit). This version of Devuan is based on Debian 10: «Devuan developers are delighted to announce the release of Devuan ‘Beowulf’ 3.0.0 as the project’s new stable release. This is the result of many months of painstaking work by the team and detailed testing by the wider Devuan community. What’s new in Beowulf 3.0.0? Based on Debian Buster (10.4) with Linux kernel 4.19; support for ppc64el in addition to the existing i386, amd64, armel, armhf and arm64 architectures; runit optional alternative /sbin/init; openrc optional alternative to sysv-rc service and runlevel control; standalone daemons eudev and elogind to replace aspects of monolithic systemd; new boot, display manager and desktop theme.» See the release announcement and release notes for further details. Devuan 3.0.0 is available in the form of live («Minimal» or «Desktop» with Xfce) or installation images («Desktop», «Server» and «Netinstall»); here are the download links for the x86_64 architecture: devuan_beowulf_3.0.0_amd64_desktop-live.iso (1,155MB, SHA256, signature), devuan_beowulf_3.0.0_amd64-desktop.iso (3,641MB, SHA256, signature), devuan_beowulf_3.0.0_amd64-server.iso (620MB, SHA256, signature), devuan_beowulf_3.0.0_amd64-netinstall.iso (308MB, SHA256, signature).
2020-03-18Development Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 3.0.0 Beta
The Devuan project, which rebuilds the Debian distribution after removing systemd and all related components from it, has announced the availability of the first beta snapshot of Devuan GNU+Linux 3.0.0, code name «Beowulf»: «The Devuan 3 ‘Beowulf’ beta release is now ready for review. What’s new in ‘Beowulf’? Changes in su – the behavior of su has changed, Use ‘su -‘ to get root’s path or use the full path to commands if you use only ‘su’; PulseAudio – if you have no sound, make sure the following line in /etc/pulse/client.conf.d/00-disable-autospawn.conf is commented as #autospawn=no; note that Firefox ESR no longer requires PulseAudio, so you can easily remove PulseAudio and just use ALSA. Devuan 3 ‘Beowulf’ is available for i386, amd64, armel, armhf, arm64 and ppc64el platforms. Direct and easy upgrade path from Devuan ‘ASCII’ and migration path from Debian ‘Buster’ to Devuan 3 ‘Beowulf’ are available here.» See the brief release announcement and the detailed release notes for additional information. Download the live or installation ISO images from here (pkglist): devuan_beowulf_3.0.0_beta_amd64_desktop-live.iso (1,170MB, SHA256, signature), devuan_beowulf_3.0.0_beta_amd64_desktop.iso (3,769MB, SHA256, signature), devuan_beowulf_3.0.0_beta_amd64_server.iso (615MB, SHA256, signature), devuan_beowulf_3.0.0_beta_amd64_netinstall.iso (304MB, SHA256, signature).
2019-11-25Distribution Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 2.1
Devuan GNU+Linux is a Linux distribution which forked from Debian in order to provide alternative init software to systemd, and alternative dependencies to functions and libraries systemd offers. The project’s latest release is Devuan 2.1 which make it easier to choose between SysV init and OpenRC at install time. The distribution no longer offers ARM or potencial machine images, and the option to exclude non-free firmware is now available in the Expert installer. «Devuan ASCII 2.1 point release installer ISOs, desktop-live, and minimal-live ISOs are now available. No ARM or potencial images are included in this release. What’s new in this point release: Installation: The option to choose OpenRC in the installer ISOs is more prominent, and no longer requires an Expert install. You can’t miss it. If you would like to select an alternate boot loader (lilo) or exclude non-free firmware, you must select one of the Expert install options. The recommended default mirror is now If you would like to use a country code mirror, please check mirror list to see if there is one suitable for your needs.» Further details may be found in the project’s release announcement and in the release notes. Download (SHA256, signature): devuan_ascii_2.1_amd64_dvd-1.iso (4,460MB), devuan_ascii_2.1_amd64_netinst.iso (305MB).
2018-06-09Distribution Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 2.0.0
The «Veteran UNIX Admins» have announced the release of Devuan GNU+Linux 2.0.0, a new stable build from the project that forked Debian in late 2014 to build a systemd-free variant of the popular community distribution. Devuan’s second release is based on Debian 9.0 and carries a code name of «ASCII»: «We are happy to announce that Devuan GNU+Linux 2.0 ASCII stable is finally available. Devuan 2.0 ASCII runs on several architectures. Installer CD and DVD images, as well as desktop live and minimal live ISO images, are available for i386 and amd64. Ready-to-use images can be downloaded for a number of ARM platforms and SOCs, including Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone, OrangePi, BananaPi, OLinuXino, Cubieboard, Nokia and Motorola mobile phones several Chromebooks, as well as for VirtualBox, QEMU and Vagrant. The Devuan 2.0 ASCII installer ISOs offer a variety of desktop environments including Xfce, KDE, MATE, Cinnamon, LXQt, with others available post-install.» Read the release announcement and release notes for full details. Here are the download links to the full installation DVD, the small «netinst» ISO image and the live CD: devuan_ascii_2.0.0_amd64_dvd-1.iso (4,443MB, SHA256, signature, torrent for all discs, pkglist), devuan_ascii_2.0.0_amd64_netinst.iso (298MB, SHA256, SHA256), devuan_ascii_2.0.0_amd64_desktop-live.iso (997MB, SHA256, signature).
2018-05-10Development Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 2.0.0 RC
Devuan GNU+Linux is a fork of Debian which uses SysV init and OpenRC in place of the systemd init software. The Devuan project has published a new release candidate for the upcoming Devuan 2.0.0 milestone. «We are happy to announce that the Devuan 2.0 ASCII Release Candidate is now available thanks to the support, feedback, and collaboration of the Devuan community. Devuan 2.0 ASCII Stable will be following soon. The Devuan 2.0 ASCII RC installer now offers a wider variety of desktop environments including Xfce, KDE, MATE, Cinnamon, LXQt (with
others available post-install). In addition, there are options for «console productivity» with hundreds of CLI and TUI utils, as well as a minimal almohadilla system ideal for servers. When installing from ISO, the expert install option offers a choice of SysV init and OpenRC.
» Further details can be found in the project’s release announcement. Devuan is available in several editions and offers builds for x86, x86-64, and several ARM single board computers. Download (pkglist): devuan_ascii_2.0.0-rc_amd64_desktop-live.iso (1,008MB, SHA256, signature), devuan_ascii_2.0.0-rc_amd64_minimal-live.iso (357MB, SHA256, signature).
2018-02-14Development Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 2.0.0 Beta
Devuan GNU+Linux is a fork of Debian which features the SysV init software instead of systemd. The Devuan team has announced the availability of a new development release which carries the codename ASCII: «The long-awaited release of Devuan 2.0 ASCII beta (minor planet number 3568) is here. What’s new? OpenRC is installable using the expert install path; eudev has replaced systemd-udev; elogind has been added as an alternative to ConsoleKit; desktop users can choose among fully functional Xfce (default), KDE, Cinnamon, LXQt, MATE and LXDE desktops; CLI-oriented users can select the ‘Console productivity’ task that installs a full-featured set of console-based utilities and tools; a .vdi disk image is now provided for use with VirtualBox; ARM board kernels have been updated to 4.14 and 4.15 for most boards.» Further details can be found in the project’s release announcement. Devuan’s beta is available in several editions, including net-install, live discs and full DVD install. There are also images for ARM single board computers and a separate set of notes for using the ARM images. Download (pkglist): devuan_ascii_2.0.0-beta_amd64_DVD.iso (4,438MB, SHA256, signature), devuan_ascii_2.0.0-beta_amd64_NETINST.iso (297MB, SHA256, signature), devuan_ascii_2.0.0_beta_amd64_desktop-live.iso (1,002MB, SHA256, signature).
2017-05-25Distribution Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 1.0.0
After approximately two years in development, the Devuan GNU+Linux project has announced the first stable release of the Devuan distribution. Devuan is a fork of Debian with the SysV init software used in place of Debian’s systemd package. Services which rely on systemd to function have similarly been replaced with other software offering equivalent functionality. «Many of you might remember November 2014 when we announced that we were going to fork Debian. Well, we have done exactly that. It has been a long process, but now over two years later, we proudly present Devuan 1.0.0. There have been no significant bug reports since RC2 was announced only three weeks ago and the list of release critical bugs is now empty. As promised, this will also be a long-term support (LTS) release. Our team will participate in providing patches, security updates and release upgrades beyond the planned lifespan of Debian ‘Jessie’.» Additional information can be found in the release announcement. The Devuan torrent file contains all available installation media, but most torrent clients will allow users to select specific files to download. Download: devuan_jessie_1.0.0_amd64_DVD.iso (4,469MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist), devuan_jessie_1.0.0_amd64_NETINST.iso (227MB, SHA256, SHA256). Desktop live DVDs (with Xfce) are also available (SHA256, signature): devuan_jessie_1.0.0_amd64_desktop-live.iso (828MB), devuan_jessie_1.0.0_amd64_uefi_desktop-live.iso (836MB).
2017-05-05Development Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 1.0.0 RC2
The second release candidate for Devuan GNU+Linux 1.0.0 is now ready for final testing. Devuan is a Debian fork whose goal is to provide a Linux distribution without systemd, a controversial init system that some consider unnecessarily complex, thus violating the design principles of UNIX-like operating systems. «Just two weeks after the release of Devuan Jessie 1.0.0 RC, we are happy to announce Devuan Jessie 1.0.0 RC2. Thanks to the very good feedback received from the community, this release candidate is one step closer to our final Devuan stable release and our first long-term support (LTS) release as well. What has improved in RC2? Solved issues with signing keys – all the keys used to sign installation and live images are now listed here; free and non-free firmware packages are now included in desktop-live and minimal-live ISO images; backports repository are now correctly pinned at priority 100; added a systemd-free version of NetworkManager….» Continue to the release announcement to read all the fine details. Download links: devuan_jessie_1.0.0-RC2_amd64-live.iso (832MB, SHA256, signature), devuan_jessie_1.0.0-RC2_amd64_uefi-live.iso (841MB, SHA256, signature), devuan_jessie_1.0.0-RC2_amd64_DVD.iso (4,456MB, SHA256, signature, pkglist).
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