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Devuan GNU+Linux 4.0 “Chimaera” Released for Software Freedom Lovers, Based on Debian Bullseye

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Dubbed “Chimaera” and based on the recently released Debian GNU/Linux 11.1 “Bullseye”, Devuan GNU+Linux 4.0 comes with Linux kernel 5.10 LTS by default and a choice of three init systems, including sysvinit, runit, and OpenRC.

Devuan is the GNU/Linux distribution you must download and use if you want to have a Debian GNU/Linux operating system installation without the systemd init system. Devuan is here for software freedom lovers!

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Phoronix and original

  • Devuan 4.0 Released As Debian 11 Without Systemd - Phoronix

    Devuan 4.0 "Chimaera" is officially out today as the latest stable release of this Linux distribution known for being a close rebuild of Debian but without a dependence on systemd.

    Devuan 4.0 allows the choice of SysVInit, Runit, or OpenRC as the init system in place of systemd. Devuan 4.0 is otherwise based on the Debian 11.1 "Bullseye" release with the Linux 5.10 LTS kernel.

  • Devuan Chimaera 4.0 stable release

    Dear Friends and Software Freedom Lovers,

    Devuan Developers are delighted to announce the release of Devuan Chimaera 4.0 as the project's new stable release. This is the result of many months of painstaking work by the Team and detailed testing by the wider Devuan community.

Devuan debuts version 4.0 – as usual without a hint of the hated

  • Devuan debuts version 4.0 – as usual without a hint of the hated systemd

    The team of self-described "veteran Unix admins" who opposed Debian's adoption of systemd instead of sysvinit init, have released a fourth version of their alternative Linux distro, "Devuan".

    Devuan Chimaera 4.0 is based on Debian 11.1, and version 5.10 of the Linux Kernel. That version of the kernel enjoys long-term support until 2026, and Debian 11.1 will also be tended to until that year. Devuan's devs are clearly thinking long-term!

Systemd-Free Distro Released

  • Devuan 4.0 'Chimaera' Systemd-Free Distro Released

    The Devuan community has announced the release of Devuan 4.0 with code name Chimaera, which strives to make GNU/Linux free of systemd.

    Devuan came into existence in 2014 as a result of Debian shifting to systemd after a long technical and much publicized debate. The move led to several Debian developers coming together to create Devuan by removing all traces of systemd from the Linux distro, instead sticking to the well-known init system, sysvinit.

    The name Devuan was chosen as a blend word, formed from parts of two others – “Debian” and “VUA“. And if you’re curious what “VUA” means, it’s the shortened form of Veteran Unix Admins.

Devuan GNU/Linux 4.0 Available to Download

  • Devuan GNU/Linux 4.0 Available to Download - itsfoss.net

    The latest version of Devuan includes options for running the SysV, runit, and OpenRC init software implementations. “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.” Further information on the new release can be found in the project’s release announcement.

Devuan 4 ‘Chimaera’ makes the jump to Debian 11

  • Devuan 4 ‘Chimaera’ makes the jump to Debian 11 (but without systemd) - LinuxStoney

    We already have among us Devuan 4.0 Chimaera , the latest version of the Debian Stable fork and reimplementation that stands out for not using systemd and offering the possibility to choose between various inits more akin to the Unix philosophy in the installation process.

    As you might expect, Devuan 4.0 Chimaera is based on the Debian 11 Bullseye software suite , more specifically from the 11.1 release . This means that the major novelties include, above all, what differentiates it from the operating system that forks, so, for example, the “engine” of the system is still Linux 5.10 LTS .

    Compared to previous releases of the same system, Devuan 4.0 has improved desktop support . Those responsible have explained that “practically all the desktop environments available in Debian are now part of Devuan, without systemd” . On the other hand, support for GDM and SDDM and new themes for the startup, the graphical session manager and the desktop have been incorporated .

Systemd-free Linux Distro Devuan Releases Version 4.0

  • Systemd-free Linux Distro Devuan Releases Version 4.0 Based on Debian 11

    The developers of Devuan GNU+Linux have recently released the latest stable version – Devuan “Chimaera” 4.0. For those who aren’t aware, Devuan is a fork of Debian that doesn’t use systemd but init as its software suite.

    Let’s take a look at what this new release has to offer.

    [...]

    The installer is completely based on Debian 11’s installer. Thus, all procedures described in Debian’s wiki will apply here too.

    You can now disable task-speech accessibility if you intend to install a console-only system and avoid unnecessary dependencies.

    Lastly, you can successfully install a desktop environment without installing PulseAudio. The GUI or console installation sessions will use hardware or software speech synthesis instead. This also includes using a refreshable braille display.

Automated translation from German

  • Devuan 4.0: Like Debian 11, but without systemd

    With “Chimaera” the developers, who call themselves Veteran Unix Administrators (VUA), have completed the fourth version of the Debian GNU / Linux-based Devuan distribution. As an init system, Devuan does not use the extensive systemd framework from Lennart Poettering, but offers the user the free choice between the classic and minimal SysVinit, the init and supervisor system OpenRC based on it, or the runit, which is optimized for compact code and speed. During the installation the user can choose between these three init systems.

Systemd-Free Devuan 4.0 'Chimaera' Officially Released

  • Systemd-Free Devuan 4.0 'Chimaera' Officially Released

    This release is Based on Debian Bullseye (11.1) with Linux kernel 5.10, according to the announcement, and lets you choose your init system : sysvinit, runit, and OpenRC.

    Another feature it's touting: Improved desktop support. "Virtually all desktop environments available in Debian are now part of Devuan, systemd-free."

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