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Author: Dr. Nikolaus Klepp
To: dng
New-Topics: [DNG] Non-systemd Linux for older hardware (was: Devuan Jessie End of Life (EOL) archiving)
Subject: Re: [DNG] Devuan Jessie End of Life (EOL) archiving
It's been a long journey - may it rest in peace.

A word of condolence to anybody fixed on old hardware. If you cannot upgrade, there is still the BSD-family which offer support down to 80486. And they, too, are systemd-free :)



Anno domini 2020 Wed, 1 Jul 12:37:35 +0100
Mark Hindley scripsit:
> Friends,
> On 30th June 2020, Debian was scheduled to end its Long Term Support (LTS) for
> Debian 8 ('Jessie')[1]. As a result, the Devuan Project will be archiving its
> first release, codename Jessie. Since Jessie will receive no further
> maintenance or updates (including security fixes), it will be removed from
> Devuan's mirror network to a new Devuan service that has been set up to hold
> historical archived releases[2].
> If you are still using Devuan Jessie, please upgrade to Devuan ASCII (or via
> ASCII to Beowulf) as a matter of urgency. Any users with very old x86 hardware
> (pure Pentium class processors) please note that Debian dropped support for i586
> in Debian 9 ('Stretch')[3] so ASCII and subsequent releases will not work for
> you.
> Also, the deprecated package repositories on http://packages.devuan.org and
> http://auto.mirror.devuan.org have only been maintained for compatibility with
> Devuan Jessie. They will be decommissioned very shortly. We kindly ask all users
> of Devuan ASCII and Beowulf to ensure that they are using http://deb.devuan.org
> in their APT sources lists.
> Yours
> Mark Hindley
> On behalf of the Devuan Dev Team
> _________
> [1] https://wiki.debian.org/LTS/Jessie
> [2] https://archive.devuan.org
> [3] https://www.debian.org/releases/stretch/i386/release-notes/ch-information.en.html#i386-is-now-almost-i686
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