[Dng] Devuan Weekly News I

From: Noel Torres - Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2014 00:14:44 +0000

Ok, so that I’m not useful by packing, yet, I’ll try to be useful in other ways.

So welcome to Devuan Weekly News. Weekly issue I also corresponds to Week 1 of the project.

There has been some discussion about the name ‘Devuan’ being the best (e.g. 1). No conclusive answer has been given in favor or against.

1 https://lists.dyne.org/lurker/message/20141130.225407.850e868d.en.html

There has been a very long and harsh thread starting at 2 with one side requesting data about the people who runs the project and is asking for donations, and the other side explaining that some information will arrive on its own time, since the project has just started (3), that more info is needed but the ways of requesting were unappropiate (4), that the information is in fact available (5), and finally some information was clearly expressed at 6.

2 https://lists.dyne.org/lurker/message/20141201.170833.e3b54777.en.html 3 https://lists.dyne.org/lurker/message/20141201.174747.403042cb.en.html 4 https://lists.dyne.org/lurker/message/20141201.204940.50374e44.en.html 5 https://lists.dyne.org/lurker/message/20141201.182743.c5b53e30.en.html 6 https://lists.dyne.org/lurker/message/20141201.210624.0e629859.en.html

There has been some work around logos for the project in the thread at 7 with proposals around a mouse, the Huffington Horse, a wizards version of the Debian logo and a wavy spiral, in several colours, mainly orange and black. No conclusion has been achieved, yet.

7 https://lists.dyne.org/lurker/message/20141130.211706.71a2b821.en.html

Another hard thread, but not so harsh as the Fraud one, was started at 8 with a statament that systemd should be supported in Devuan as an option to users, since users’ freedom to choose an init system should include systemd. Clear stataments were done about the issue at 9 saying that systemd will be supported, and later clarified at 10 saying that Devuan is not to ‘Put in effort to keep systemd out because we hate it’ but ‘If systemd upstream or any interested party puts in effort to make systemd fit in with the bazaar approach, then we should welcome them with open arms’.

8 https://lists.dyne.org/lurker/message/20141130.125423.9da1f8c2.en.html 9 https://lists.dyne.org/lurker/message/20141130.131414.34f133f0.en.html 10 https://lists.dyne.org/lurker/message/20141201.080352.494a6c5c.en.html

Thre was also a discussion about if Devuan should ship udev at all, starting at 11, with proposals for eudev and plain devfs (12).

11 https://lists.dyne.org/lurker/message/20141129.223725.260e1585.en.html 12 https://lists.dyne.org/lurker/message/20141130.165311.0d85d31b.en.html

There was a short thread about how Devuan has been received at 4chan, specifically at /g/, at 13.

13 https://lists.dyne.org/lurker/message/20141201.144055.935d96ac.en.html

There was a request at 14 asking for information about how to really contribute. No information about how to code was provided, but the priorities were clearly pointed at that we need an installer (15).

14 https://lists.dyne.org/lurker/message/20141130.164003.44f07a0b.en.html 15 https://lists.dyne.org/lurker/message/20141130.175322.3092e153.en.html

Ok, that’s all for today. Let’s hope next week we all have less harsh to read (and less to read in general) and more to work on.

Noel er Envite