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Devuan GNU+Linux

Last Update: 2021-06-16 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/
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Documentation https://devuan.org/os/documentation/
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Bug Tracker https://bugs.devuan.org/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2021-02-15: Distribution Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 3.1.0
 • 2020-06-02: Distribution Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 3.0.0
 • 2020-03-18: Development Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 3.0.0 Beta
 • 2019-11-25: Distribution Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 2.1
 • 2018-06-09: Distribution Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 2.0.0
 • 2018-05-10: Development Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 2.0.0 RC
 • 2018-02-14: Development Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 2.0.0 Beta
 • 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...

  Headlines:
 •2019-03-10 Devuan considers machine IDs
 •2019-02-28 Devuan conference planned
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Feature unstable
ceres
testing
chimaera
3.1.0
beowulf
2.1
ascii
1.0.0
jessie
Release Date 2021-06-16 2021-06-16 2021-02-15 2019-11-25 2017-05-25
End Of Life         2020-06
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB)     300-3700 200-4500  
Free Download DEB DEB DEB ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Cinnamon, LXQt, KDE Plasma, MATE, Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB
Release Model Rolling Semi-Rolling Semi-Rolling Fixed Fixed
Office Suite GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice
Processor Architecture arm64, armel, armhf, i386, ppc64el, x86_64 arm64, armel, armhf, i386, ppc64el, x86_64 arm64, armel, armhf, i386, ppc64el, x86_64 armhf, i386, x86_64 armhf, i386, x86_64
Init Software OpenRC, runit, SysV OpenRC, runit, SysV OpenRC, runit, SysV SysV SysV
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4 Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Asian Language Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Full Package List unstable testing 3.1.0 2.1 1.0.0
Package unstable
ceres
testing
chimaera
3.1.0
beowulf
2.1
ascii
1.0.0
jessie
abiword (3.0.4) 3.0.4 3.0.4 -- -- 3.0.0
alsa-lib (1.2.5.1) 1.2.4 1.2.4 1.1.8 1.1.3 1.0.28
ati-driver (20.45) -- -- -- -- --
bash (5.1.8) 5.1 5.1 5.0 4.4 4.3
bind (9.16.17) 9.16.15 9.16.15 9.11.5 9.10.3-P4 9.9.5
chromium (91.0.4472.106) 90.0.4430.212 90.0.4430.212 88.0.4324.146 70.0.3538.110 57.0.2987.98
cups (2.3.3) 2.3.3op2 2.3.3op2 2.2.10 2.2.1 1.7.5
dhcp (4.4.2-P1) 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.3.5 4.3.1
e2fsprogs (1.46.2) 1.46.2 1.46.2 1.44.5 1.43.4 1.42.12
firefox (89.0.1) 89.0 78.10.0 78.7.0 60.7.1 45.9.0
freetype (2.10.4) 2.10.4 2.10.4 2.9.1 2.6.3 2.5.2
gcc (11.1.0) 9.4.0 9.3.0 8.3.0 6.3.0 4.9.2
gimp (2.10.24) 2.10.22 2.10.22 2.10.8 2.8.18 2.8.14
glibc (2.33) 2.31 2.31 2.28 2.24 2.19
gnome-shell (40.2) 3.38.4 3.38.4 3.30.2 3.22.3 --
gnucash (4.5) 4.4 4.4 -- 2.6.15 2.6.4
gnumeric (1.12.50) 1.12.48 1.12.48 -- -- 1.12.18
grub (2.06) 2.04 2.04 2.02 2.02beta3 2.02beta2
gtk (4.2.1) 3.24.24 3.24.24 3.24.5 3.22.11 2.24.25
httpd (2.4.48) 2.4.46 2.4.46 2.4.38 2.4.25 2.4.10
inkscape (1.1) 1.0.2 1.0.2 0.92.4 0.92.1 0.48.5
k3b (21.04.2) 20.12.2 20.12.2 18.08.1 2.0.3a 2.0.2
kmod (29) 28 28 26 23 18
krita (4.4.5) 4.4.2 4.4.2 -- -- --
libreoffice (7.1.4) 7.0.4 7.0.4 6.1.5 5.2.7 4.3.3
linux (5.12.11) 5.10.40 5.10.40 4.19.160 4.9.189 3.16.43
Package unstable
ceres
testing
chimaera
3.1.0
beowulf
2.1
ascii
1.0.0
jessie
lxpanel (0.10.1) 0.10.1 0.10.1 0.10.0 0.9.3 0.7.2
mariadb (10.5.10) 10.5.10 10.5.10 10.1.26 10.1.26 --
mate-desktop (1.24.1) 1.24.1 1.24.1 1.20.4 1.16.2 --
mesa (21.1.2) 20.3.5 20.3.4 1.0.0 13.0.6 10.3.2
mysql (8.0.25) 8.0.23 -- -- 5.5.9999 5.5.55
nautilus (40.2) 3.38.2 3.38.2 3.30.5 3.22.3 3.14.1
NVIDIA (465.31) -- -- 418.74 -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.5.2
openjdk (16.0.1) 8u292 -- 11.0.9u1 8u222 7u111
openssh (8.6p1) 8.4p1 8.4p1 7.9p1 7.4p1 6.7p1
openssl (1.1.1k) 1.1.1k 1.1.1k 1.1.1d 1.1.0k 1.0.1t
perl (5.34.0) 5.32.1 5.32.1 5.28.1 5.24.1 5.20.2
php (8.0.7) 8.0.7 7.4.15 7.3.19 7.0.33 5.6.30
plasma-desktop (5.22.1) 5.20.5 5.20.5 5.14.5.1 5.8.6 4.11.13
postfix (3.6.1) 3.5.6 3.5.6 3.4.14 3.1.12 2.11.3
postgresql (13.3) -- -- 11.10 9.6.15 9.4.11
Python (3.9.5) 3.9.2 3.9.2 3.7.3 3.5.3 2.7.9
qt (6.1.1) 5.15.2 5.15.2 5.11.3 5.7.1 4.8.6
samba (4.14.5) 4.13.5 4.13.5 4.9.5 4.5.16 4.2.14
systemd (248.3) 247.3 247.3 -- -- --
thunderbird (78.11.0) 78.11.0 78.11.0 78.7.0 60.8.0 45.8.0
vim (8.2) 8.2 8.2 8.1 8.0 7.4
vlc (3.0.15) 3.0.12 3.0.12 3.0.12 3.0.8 2.2.5
xfdesktop (4.16.0) 4.16.0 4.16.0 4.12.5 4.12.3 4.10.2
xorg-server (1.20.11) 1.20.11 1.20.11 1.20.4 1.19.2 1.16.4

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Version: 3.1.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2021-06-06
Votes: 14


Nothing better as to desktop use. XFCE and Devuan make for a fast, solid, non-systemd computing experience. Just use it as it just works and does not get in the way.


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Version: 3.1.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2021-06-01
Votes: 17


All of the stability and package selection of Debian with none of the weirdness, scope creep, eventual inevitable security implications, and political drama of systemd.

I use Ubuntu for laptops, but Devuan for pretty much everything server-side that needs to run on hardware. It is just a better generic services platform and despite the much vaunted "parallel boot" promises of systemd, sysV init still boots just as fast, which is remarkable.

The only place I have anything negative to say about Devuan is that their OpenRC implementation is incomplete, leaving sysV init as the only complete init implementation -- but overall that's really not so bad and there is an unbelievable amount of documentation about how to start and manage services using it.


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Version: 3.1.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2021-05-26
Votes: 19


All the best parts of Debian but with more choice and better defaults. Very low system administration requirements, I love using it for my virtual machines due to its high stability and fast updating.


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