Dear Init Freedom Lovers
Once again the Veteran Unix Admins salute you on this day commemorating
six years since the first Devuan pre-alpha Valentine's Day release in 2015!
Devuan Beowulf 3.1.0 point release installer ISOs, desktop-live, and
minimal-live isos are now available. Note that ARM and virtual images are
not updated in this release.
What’s new in this point release:
The installer now offers a choice of three init systems. runit has been
added, along with sysvinit and openrc.
If you would like to select an alternate bootloader (lilo) or exclude
non-free firmware, you must select one of the Expert install options.
The recommended default mirror is now deb.devuan.org. If you would like to
use a country code mirror, please check
to see if there is one
suitable for your needs.
Security updates and bug fixes:
linux-image-4.19.0-14 Debian 4.19.171-2 (2021-01-30)
lightdm 1.26.0-4+devuan1 (fixes bugs related to power
buttons and accessibility features)
New package, debian-pulseaudio-config-override corrects problem of
pulseaudio being off by default
And many more. (See https://www.debian.org/security/2020/
Please read the Release Notes carefully:
Beowulf 3.0.0 announcement:
The latter URL also includes information about the official Devuan package
repositories, an ISO selection guide, and links to installation guides.
What about ARM and virtual images?
ARM and Virtual Machine images are provided by the greater Devuan
community rather than as part of official releases. Users are being
encouraged to build and contribute ARM images for their particular
hardware. This will increase the variety of images available and allow the
release schedule of the installer ISOs to move forward more quickly.
Images can be built using using arm-sdk and vm-sdk:
Arm-related discussion happens at #devuan-arm (Freenode) and
Mailing list: https://mailinglists.dyne.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/dng
IRC: #devuan #devuan-dev (Freenode)
Source code: https://git.devuan.org
Bug tracker: https://bugs.devuan.org
Popularity contest: https://popcon.devuan.org
Package information: https://pkginfo.devuan.org
Press contact: freedom@???
Chimaera coming soon
The Devuan development team will now focus on polishing our fourth
release, codename “Chimaera”, minor planet no. 623.
We wish to thank all of you for the incredible support given to this
development effort, which continues to make Devuan a useful and reliable
To support the Devuan project you can donate at:
(includes financial reports)
or take up one of the tasks listed at:
Happy hacking ;^)