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Author: Mason Loring Bliss
To: devuan-dev
Subject: [devuan-dev] Announcing Devuan 4.0: Chimaera!
Dear Friends and Software Freedom Lovers,

Devuan Developers are pleased to announce the release of Devuan Chimaera
4.0 as the project's newest stable release. This is the result of lots of
painstaking work by the team and extensive testing by the wider Devuan

What's new in Chimaera 4.0?

    * Based on Debian Bullseye (11.1) with Linux kernel 5.10.
    * Your choice of init: sysvinit, runit, and OpenRC.
    * Improved desktop support - virtually all desktop environments available
      in Debian are now part of Devuan, systemd-free.
    * New boot, display manager and desktop theming.
    * Enhanced accessibility: installation via GUI or console can now be
      accomplished via software or hardware speech synthesis, or using a
      refreshable braille display, and Devuan Chimaera has the ability to
      install desktop environments without PulseAudio, allowing speech
      synthesis in both console and GUI sessions at the same time.

Installation and Documentation

Whether you are upgrading an existing Devuan install, migrating from Debian
or installing from scratch, instructions and guidance can be found online:


Packages, netboot images and installation media are available through a
resilient network of http package mirrors, http, https, ftp and rsync iso
mirrors, torrent and magnet.

Please take time to read the Release Notes. They include important
configuration information and tips to help your install or upgrade go as
smoothly as possible.


For the impatient, you can go straight to the package and sources.list
information or the installation media downloads:


Resources and Support

* Mailing list: https://mailinglists.dyne.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/dng
* IRC: #devuan #devuan-dev (Libera)
* Forum: https://dev1galaxy.org
* Press contact: freedom@???
* Source code: https://git.devuan.org
* Bug tracker: https://bugs.devuan.org
* Package information: https://pkginfo.devuan.org
* Popularity contest: https://popcon.devuan.org

After Chimaera

The next Devuan release, 5.0, is codenamed Daedalus. Repositories are
already available for the adventurous to test.


We wish to thank all of you for the incredible support given to Devuan.
Without your help and feedback, Devuan could not be the reliable and
versatile distribution that it is.

To support the Devuan project you can examine our financial reports and
donate at:


                           Live long and prosper!
                        The Devuan Development Team