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Devuan GNU+Linux

Last Update: 2021-01-15 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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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 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
3.0.0
beowulf
2.1
ascii
1.0.0
jessie
Release Date 2021-01-15 2021-01-15 2020-06-02 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 SysV SysV 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 3.0.0 2.1 1.0.0
Package unstable
ceres
testing
chimaera
3.0.0
beowulf
2.1
ascii
1.0.0
jessie
abiword (3.0.4) 3.0.4 3.0.4 -- -- 3.0.0
alsa-lib (1.2.4) 1.2.4 1.1.8 1.1.8 1.1.3 1.0.28
ati-driver (20.45) -- -- -- -- --
bash (5.1) 5.1 5.1 5.0 4.4 4.3
bind (9.17.8) 9.16.8 9.16.8 9.11.5-P4 9.10.3-P4 9.9.5
chromium (87.0.4280.141) 87.0.4280.141 -- 79.0.3945.130 70.0.3538.110 57.0.2987.98
cups (2.3.3) 2.3.3op1 2.3.3op1 2.2.10 2.2.1 1.7.5
dhcp (4.4.2) 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.3.5 4.3.1
e2fsprogs (1.45.6) 1.45.6 1.45.6 1.44.5 1.43.4 1.42.12
firefox (84.0.2) 84.0.2 78.6.0 68.4.1 60.7.1 45.9.0
freetype (2.10.4) 2.10.4 2.9.1 2.9.1 2.6.3 2.5.2
gcc (10.2.0) 9.3.0 9.3.0 8.3.0 6.3.0 4.9.2
gimp (2.10.22) 2.10.22 2.10.22 2.10.8 2.8.18 2.8.14
glibc (2.32) 2.31 2.28 2.28 2.24 2.19
gnome-shell (3.38.3) 3.38.3 3.38.2 3.30.2 3.22.3 --
gnucash (4.4) 4.4 4.4 -- 2.6.15 2.6.4
gnumeric (1.12.48) 1.12.48 1.12.48 -- -- 1.12.18
grub (2.04) 2.04 2.04 2.02 2.02beta3 2.02beta2
gtk (4.0.1) 3.24.24 3.24.24 3.24.5 3.22.11 2.24.25
httpd (2.4.46) 2.4.46 2.4.46 2.4.38 2.4.25 2.4.10
inkscape (1.0.1) 1.0.1 1.0.1 0.92.4 0.92.1 0.48.5
k3b (20.12.1) 20.12.1 20.12.1 18.08.1 2.0.3a 2.0.2
kmod (28) 28 26 26 23 18
krita (4.4.1) 4.4.1 4.4.1 -- -- --
libreoffice (7.0.4) 7.0.4 7.0.4 5.2.7 5.2.7 4.3.3
linux (5.10.7) 5.10.5 4.19.37 4.19.98 4.9.189 3.16.43
Package unstable
ceres
testing
chimaera
3.0.0
beowulf
2.1
ascii
1.0.0
jessie
lxpanel (0.10.0) 0.10.0 0.10.0 0.10.0 0.9.3 0.7.2
mariadb (10.5.8) 10.5.8 10.5.8 10.1.26 10.1.26 --
mate-desktop (1.24.1) 1.24.1 1.24.1 1.16.2 1.16.2 --
mesa (20.3.3) 20.3.2 20.3.2 18.3.6 13.0.6 10.3.2
mysql (8.0.22) 8.0.22 -- -- 5.5.9999 5.5.55
nautilus (3.38.2) 3.38.2 3.38.2 3.30.5 3.22.3 3.14.1
NVIDIA (460.32.03) -- -- 418.74 -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.5.2
openjdk (15.0.1) 8u275 -- 11.0.6 8u222 7u111
openssh (8.4p1) 8.4p1 7.9p1 7.9p1 7.4p1 6.7p1
openssl (1.1.1i) 1.1.1i 1.1.1c 1.1.1d 1.1.0k 1.0.1t
perl (5.32.0) 5.32.0 5.32.0 5.28.1 5.24.1 5.20.2
php (8.0.1) 8.0.1 8.0.1 7.3.11 7.0.33 5.6.30
plasma-desktop (5.20.5) 5.20.5 5.20.4 5.14.5 5.8.6 4.11.13
postfix (3.5.8) 3.5.6 3.5.6 3.4.8 3.1.12 2.11.3
postgresql (13.1) -- -- 9.6.7 9.6.15 9.4.11
Python (3.9.1) 3.9.1 3.9.1 3.7.3 3.5.3 2.7.9
qt (6.0.0) 5.15.2 5.15.2 5.11.3 5.7.1 4.8.6
samba (4.13.3) 4.13.3 4.13.3 4.9.5 4.5.16 4.2.14
systemd (247.2) 247.2 247.2 -- -- --
thunderbird (78.6.1) 78.6.0 78.6.0 68.4.1 60.8.0 45.8.0
vim (8.2) 8.2 8.2 8.1 8.0 7.4
vlc (3.0.11.1) 3.0.11.1 3.0.11.1 3.0.8 3.0.8 2.2.5
xfdesktop (4.16.0) 4.16.0 4.16.0 4.12.4 4.12.3 4.10.2
xorg-server (1.20.10) 1.20.10 1.20.4 1.20.4 1.19.2 1.16.4

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Version: testing
Rating: 10
Date: 2021-01-06
Votes: 13


Recently installed beowulf on my laptop and then upgraded to chimaera. Fast, stable and secure system. If you're searching for a rock-solid system without systemd burden, search no more.

Simply a better Debian. 10/10


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Version: 3.0.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2020-12-25
Votes: 14


Best distribution, woked up several laptops I have lying around which Debian hadunusable, any JokeD distribution should be jealous with performance of Devuan, only uses 21MiB on CLI, 190 in Xfce or 204.4MiB on KDE. I would give 1000 points if I can.


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Version: testing
Rating: 10
Date: 2020-11-27
Votes: 62


5 month update: Having Devuan (Chimaera) installed on 4x machines now, only a few minor issues when initially going from beowulf > chimaera. Using a vanilla xfce as my default DE (xfce really stepped up their game with the compositor, proper sorting of menu items, etc. in the last year.) I'm running xanmod kernel along with the xanmod-rt kernel (when needed for audio processing). The O/S has ran flawlessly with exception of a minor issue a few months ago with wicd, which I replaced with connman. 1x laptop, 3x desktops. Two use xanmod, two use default Devuan kernel line. I run Lutris (windows games), Steam, do audio processing with audacity and guitarix. There are some essentials that I came to love with Artix(arch base that I moved from due to (the same, perpetual problems, over and over again) that I have found that opensuse build project has for installing .deb with dpkg -i [packagename.deb] I may be going off in different directions here, but I don't have enough space to tell you how great EVERYTHING runs with Devuan. ***There are some concerns reading about Debian programming their software to only launch with systemd, but so far so good. I really hope the Devuan team is able to stay on top of these changes the way they have so far to ensure a flawless experience that I've had for the last 5 months. (One last note as I'm reading the review below mine, I strongly suggest after doing the dist-upgrade to chimaera to ONLY use SYNAPTIC for updates as you're probably going to initally need to "fix broken" with Synaptic first... Some programs will be "held back" if you don't use Synaptic.) I've had no problems doing this on 4 very different machines in 5 months. I highly recommend using Devuan Chimaera (due to updated xorg and mesa drivers for any purpose where you need modern drivers. . . As always a production environment should always use current stable (beowulf). Thank you Devuan team and Distrowatch for great hosting and allowing us to share our experiences.)


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