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Devuan jessie 1.0.0

Postby guy » Fri May 26, 2017 6:14 am

Yesterday, 25 May 2017, saw the release of Devuan Jessie 1.0.0 stable release (LTS): https://devuan.org/os/debian-fork/stabl ... nce-052517

Devuan is a fork of Debian whose primary purpose is to backtrack on the default use of systemd for system initialisation and related functions, providing instead all the Debian goodness using a less monolithic and inflexible init environment in the true Unix tradition.

It has been two years in the making and, now that RC2 has received no bug reports for the last three weeks, the time has come. During development, quite a few userland packages were found to be depending on systemd or on stuff that gets pulled in along with it, sometimes demanding that it be installed even though they never used it and other less-than-elegant things like that. So significant compatibility work has had to be done, for example to make normal desktops behave, er, normally.

The fact that such sustained development effort has been resourced and has paid off illustrates the significance of this fork to the Linux/Unix community. Devuan is serious stuff, to be watched closely if not tried out.
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Re: Devuan jessie 1.0.0

Postby Dutch_Master » Fri May 26, 2017 9:35 am

Very interesting indeed. I missed this originally as I moved away from the systemd crowd, but I still have a fileserver running Debian 6 (Wheezy) :o which urgently needs updating. This might be what it's waiting for. :idea:
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Re: Devuan jessie 1.0.0

Postby guy » Mon May 29, 2017 2:32 pm

An interesting snippet:

Distributions based on Devuan
Various operating system distributions have already started adopting Devuan as a base OS. Here below a list in order of chronological appearance ... they harness the power of our base distribution targeting it at specific usage and this is exactly what we mean to achieve with Devuan. The default desktop provided by classic installer-iso images shouldn’t be considered the way we mean to use Devuan on the desktop.

Gnuinos http://gnuinos.org
Refracta http://www.ibiblio.org/refracta
Exe GNU/Linux http://exegnulinux.net
Nelum-dev1 https://sourceforge.net/projects/nelum-dev1
EterTICs https://gnuetertics.org
MIYO https://sourceforge.net/projects/miyolinux/
Star https://sourceforge.net/projects/linnix
heads https://heads.dyne.org
Dowse http://dowse.eu/
good-life-linux https://sourceforge.net/projects/good-life-linux/
Crowz https://sourceforge.net/projects/crowz/
Vuu-do http://www.mrgreenjeans.net/vuudo
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