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Devuan GNU+Linux

Last Update: 2018-01-17 06:50 UTC


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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Devuan Summary
Distribution Devuan GNU+Linux
Home Page https://devuan.org/
Mailing Lists https://devuan.org/os/community
User Forums https://dev1galaxy.org/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation https://devuan.org/os/documentation/
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Download Mirrors https://files.devuan.org/
Bug Tracker https://bugs.devuan.org/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-05-25: Distribution Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 1.0.0
 • 2017-05-05: Development Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 1.0.0 RC2
 • 2017-04-21: Development Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 1.0.0 RC
 • 2016-11-30: Development Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 1.0.0 Beta 2
 • More Devuan releases...

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  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.

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Feature unstable
ceres
testing
ascii
1.0.0
jessie
Release Date 2018-01-17 2018-01-17 2017-05-25
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB)   252-4469  
Free Download DEB DEB ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Xfce Xfce Xfce
Package Management DEB DEB DEB
Release Model Rolling Fixed Fixed
Office Suite GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice
Processor Architecture armhf, i386, x86_64 armhf, i386, x86_64 armhf, i386, x86_64
Init Software SysV SysV SysV
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes
Asian Language Support Yes Yes Yes
Full Package List unstable testing 1.0.0
Package unstable
ceres
testing
ascii
1.0.0
jessie
abiword (3.0.2) 3.0.2 3.0.2 3.0.0
alsa-lib (1.1.5) 1.1.3 1.1.3 1.0.28
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- --
bash (4.4.12) 4.4 4.4 4.3
bind (9.11.2-P1) 9.11.2 9.10.3-P4 9.9.5
chromium (63.0.3239.132) 63.0.3239.84 62.0.3202.89 57.0.2987.98
cups (2.2.6) 2.2.6 2.2.1 1.7.5
dhcp (4.3.6) 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.1
e2fsprogs (1.43.8) 1.43.8 1.43.4 1.42.12
firefox (57.0.4) 57.0.4 52.5.0 45.9.0
freetype (2.9) 2.8.1 2.6.3 2.5.2
gcc (7.2.0) 7.2.0 6.3.0 4.9.2
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.20 2.8.18 2.8.14
glibc (2.26) 2.26 2.24 2.19
gnome-shell (3.26.2) 3.26.2 3.22.3 --
gnucash (2.6.19) 2.6.18 2.6.15 2.6.4
gnumeric (1.12.38) 1.12.35 1.12.32 1.12.18
grub (2.02) 2.02beta3 2.02beta3 2.02beta2
gtk+ (3.22.26) 3.22.26 3.22.11 2.24.25
httpd (2.4.29) 2.4.29 2.4.25 2.4.10
inkscape (0.92.2) 0.92.2 0.92.1 0.48.5
k3b (17.12.1) 2.0.3a 2.0.3a 2.0.2
kmod (25) 24 23 18
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1
libreoffice (5.4.4) 5.4.4 5.2.7 4.3.3
linux (4.14.14) 4.14.13 4.9.65 3.16.43
Package unstable
ceres
testing
ascii
1.0.0
jessie
lxde-common (0.99.2) 0.99.2 0.99.2 0.99.0
mariadb (10.2.12) 10.2.7 10.1.26 --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) 1.18.0 1.16.2 --
mesa (17.3.2) 17.3.2 13.0.6 10.3.2
mysql (5.7.21) 5.7.20 -- 5.5.55
nautilus (3.26.2) 3.26.2 3.22.3 3.14.1
NVIDIA (387.22) -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.5.2
openjdk (8u151) 8u151 8u151 7u111
openssh (7.6p1) 7.6p1 7.4p1 6.7p1
openssl (1.1.0g) 1.1.0g 1.1.0f 1.0.1t
perl (5.26.1) 5.26.1 5.24.1 5.20.2
php (7.2.1) 7.1.13 7.0.19 5.6.30
plasma-desktop (5.11.5) 5.10.5 5.8.6 4.11.13
postfix (3.2.4) 3.2.4 3.1.6 2.11.3
postgresql (10.1) -- 9.6.6 9.4.11
Python (3.6.4) 3.7.0~a4 3.5.3 2.7.9
qt (5.10.0) 5.9.2 5.7.1 4.8.6
samba (4.7.4) 4.7.4 4.5.12 4.2.14
systemd (236) 236 232 --
thunderbird (52.5.2) 52.5.2 52.4.0 45.8.0
vim (8.0) 8.0 8.0 7.4
vlc (2.2.8) 3.0.0~rc5 2.2.7 2.2.5
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.4 4.12.3 4.10.2
xorg-server (1.19.6) 1.19.5 1.19.2 1.16.4

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Version: unstable
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-01-13
Votes: 15


Use Ceres (unstable) for a couple of months, likewise as others have posted very stable. Updates are frequent and always error free. Can not complain about Devan's stability.

Devuan.org and forum are very enlightening, helpful folks on the forum. Devuan is growing and so is it's user base plus many fine derivatives to choose from along with Devuan distributions.

Devuan is here to stay, and moving right along. Distro hopped for a while after dropping my long-term preference Debian. Just too unstable and painful to use especially with sid.

Recommend anyone to try Devuan, happy camper here!


Was this review helpful? Yes No
Version: testing
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-01-12
Votes: 9


Ascii rocks! I don't know what else to say, except the xfce4 on ascii has incredibly low ram usage and once the compositor and vsync is enabled moving windows, scrolling pages, and watching movies have all been perfect. Once enabling the i386 on Devuan (see Debian instructions) a whole world of great packages you have come to love and expect from Debian are now available. My primary emulators are only in the i386 versions (Fceux, Zsnes, Pcsx2) and then there is Pcsxr available by default for psx emulation. After enabling i386 Steam installed without a problem. This is a great systemd free system and should be used by all. Thanks Devuan team & distrowatch!


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Version: testing
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-01-11
Votes: 6


This is the third time installing Devuan, and I finally believe that the ascii is ready for everyday use. After upgrading from jessie to ascii and installing firmware-amd-graphics and amd microcode it is smooth as silk, I then installed KDE Plasma then removed the default xfce4. Plasma is using an amazing 440 mb of ram, which is by far the lowest usage I have seen Plasma use on my system. Typical ram usage for Plasma for my computer is right at 550-600 mb. With this kind of ram usage + Plasma I believe I will be keeping this desktop installed permanantly. The only Con I can think about is the plasma-desktop package didn't pull in some things you would expect to get with it like konsole, and sddm. I totally recommend this desktop to all users for any purpose. AMD users especially now that ascii branch has matured and is pulling in some much desired firmware for my amd gpu.


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