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Devuan GNU+Linux

Last Update: 2018-06-18 13:57 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.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 36 (276), 6 months: 37 (261), 3 months: 45 (219), 4 weeks: 55 (211), 1 week: 50 (218)

Average visitor rating: 9.04/10 from 269 review(s).


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
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:
 • 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...

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Feature unstable
ceres
testing
2.0.0
ascii
1.0.0
jessie
Release Date 2018-06-11 2018-06-11 2018-06-09 2017-05-25
End Of Life        
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB)     200-4500  
Free Download DEB DEB ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Cinnamon, LXQt, KDE Plasma, MATE, Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB
Release Model Rolling Semi-Rolling Fixed Fixed
Office Suite GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice
Processor Architecture armhf, i386, x86_64 armhf, i386, x86_64 armhf, i386, x86_64 armhf, i386, x86_64
Init Software SysV SysV SysV SysV
Journaled File Systems 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
Asian Language Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Full Package List unstable testing 2.0.0 1.0.0
Package unstable
ceres
testing
2.0.0
ascii
1.0.0
jessie
abiword (3.0.2) 3.0.2 3.0.2 -- 3.0.0
alsa-lib (1.1.6) 1.1.6 1.1.3 1.1.3 1.0.28
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.4.18 4.4 4.4 4.3
bind (9.13.3) 9.11.3 9.10.3-P4 9.10.3-P4 9.9.5
chromium (69.0.3497.100) 67.0.3396.62 62.0.3202.89 62.0.3202.89 57.0.2987.98
cups (2.2.8) 2.2.8 2.2.1 2.2.1 1.7.5
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.1
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) 1.44.2 1.43.4 1.43.4 1.42.12
firefox (62.0) 60.0.2 52.6.0 52.6.0 45.9.0
freetype (2.9.1) 2.8.1 2.6.3 2.6.3 2.5.2
gcc (8.2.0) 8.1.0 6.3.0 6.3.0 4.9.2
gimp (2.10.6) 2.10.2 2.8.18 2.8.18 2.8.14
glibc (2.28) 2.27 2.24 2.24 2.19
gnome-shell (3.30.0) 3.28.2 3.22.3 3.22.3 --
gnucash (3.2) 2.6.19 2.6.15 2.6.15 2.6.4
gnumeric (1.12.43) 1.12.39 1.12.32 -- 1.12.18
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02beta3 2.02beta3 2.02beta2
gtk+ (3.24.1) 3.22.30 3.22.11 3.22.11 2.24.25
httpd (2.4.34) 2.4.33 2.4.25 2.4.25 2.4.10
inkscape (0.92.3) 0.92.3 0.92.1 0.92.1 0.48.5
k3b (18.08.1) 2.0.3a 2.0.3a 2.0.3a 2.0.2
kmod (25) 25 23 23 18
krita (4.1.1) 4.0.3 3.1.1 -- --
libreoffice (6.1.1) 6.0.5~rc1 5.2.7 5.2.7 4.3.3
linux (4.18.9) 4.16.12 4.9.82 4.9.82 3.16.43
Package unstable
ceres
testing
2.0.0
ascii
1.0.0
jessie
lxpanel (0.9.3) 0.9.3 0.9.3 0.9.3 0.7.2
mariadb (10.3.9) 10.1.29 10.1.26 10.1.26 --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) 1.20.1 1.16.2 1.16.2 --
mesa (18.2.0) 18.0.5 13.0.6 13.0.6 10.3.2
mysql (8.0.12) 5.7.22 -- -- 5.5.55
nautilus (3.30.0) 3.26.3.1 3.22.3 3.22.3 3.14.1
NVIDIA (396.54) -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.5.2
openjdk (10.0.2) 8u171 8u151 8u151 7u111
openssh (7.8p1) 7.7p1 7.4p1 7.4p1 6.7p1
openssl (1.1.1) 1.1.0h 1.1.0f 1.1.0f 1.0.1t
perl (5.28.0) 5.26.2 5.24.1 5.24.1 5.20.2
php (7.2.10) 7.2.4 7.0.27 7.0.27 5.6.30
plasma-desktop (5.13.5) 5.12.5 5.8.6 5.8.6 4.11.13
postfix (3.3.1) 3.3.0 3.1.8 3.1.8 2.11.3
postgresql (10.5) -- 9.6.7 9.6.7 9.4.11
Python (3.7.0) 3.7.0~b5 3.5.3 2.7.13 2.7.9
qt (5.11.2) 5.10.1 5.7.1 5.7.1 4.8.6
samba (4.9.0) 4.8.2 4.5.12 4.5.12 4.2.14
systemd (239) 238 232 -- --
thunderbird (60.0) 52.8.0 52.6.0 52.6.0 45.8.0
vim (8.1) 8.0 8.0 8.0 7.4
vlc (3.0.4) 3.0.3 2.2.7 2.2.7 2.2.5
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.4 4.12.3 4.12.3 4.10.2
xorg-server (1.20.1) 1.20.0 1.19.2 1.19.2 1.16.4

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Version: 2.0.0
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-09-10
Votes: 28


Really like Devuan. I've had a very strong issue with SystemD needing minutes to shut down no matter what distro I used, Mint, CentOS, Debian, ANY distro with systemd would cause that annoying shutdown/restart issue randomly.

Now with SysV, I no longer experience that issue. So I'm sticking with Devuan and MX Linux that do not use systemd.

Also, Devuan seems a bit faster and responsive. But that could just be my wishful "feeling." Nonetheless, I am not tech savvy, just a regular computer user who wants more privacy and security. Linux provides both.


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Version: 2.0.0
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-09-05
Votes: 3


I like this release a lot. Minor problems I have found:

1)mini-httpd won't start at boot, even when I move /etc/rc2.d/S02mini-httpd to S07mini-httpd. I suspect because "using makefile-style concurrent boot in level 2" but there's no makefile. Too early, network not ready, "Can't bind to any address." WTF? Fix: add to rc.local commands to stop/start that file.

2)create guest account, add PulseAudio Panel Plugin. Logout & in, "can't connect to PulseAudio server", all OK if I login to another account. So: don't logout/login to the same account twice in a row.

3)yad & zenity show a very thin progress bar for all styles except Clearlooks-Phenix-DarkPurpy. Is this a bug in yad, or in every style except one? Test: http://user.cavenet.com/rolandl/yad-timer.txt

Minor stuff really. Enjoying the Deb way again, used Slackware & derivatives for too long. Still working on NUT for my UPS.



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Version: 2.0.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-08-31
Votes: 24


Use a Devuan minimal distro derivative, like fluxbox and this one rock, Called Star and very fast and memory about 140mb on reboot.

Devuan is systemd-free which is the reason I use it, a lot of very dedicated people behind Devuan.

Highly recommend Devuan, or one of their derivatives also tried Miyo and Crowz, all very good distributions.


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