"Devuan Jessie 1.0.0 stable release (LTS)
Dear Init Freedom Lovers,
Once again the Veteran Unix Admins salute you!
Many of you might remember November 2014 when we announced that we were going to fork Debian. Well, we have done exactly that. It has been a long process, but now over two years later, we proudly present Devuan Jessie 1.0.0 Stable.
There have been no significant bug reports since Devuan Jessie RC2 was announced only three weeks ago and the list of release critical bugs is now empty. So finally Devuan Jessie Stable is ready for release! As promised, this will also be a Long-Term-Support (LTS) release. Our team will participate in providing patches, security updates, and release upgrades beyond the planned lifespan of Debian Jessie.
A lot of appreciation has been coming our way in the last few weeks. And now with this Stable release we anticipate that even the most skeptical among private and enterprise users will finally be ready to jump on the Devuan train.
Devuan Jessie 1.0.0 Stable is a major milestone in the new path drawn by the Devuan project and its development has provided an opportunity to lay down a strong foundation for the Devuan community. In the last two years we have put in place a powerful infrastructure to support the development and growth of Devuan, which now includes:
Source management git.devuan.org
Continuous integration ci.devuan.org
Bug tracking bugs.devuan.org
User forum dev1galaxy.org
Package statistics and analysis popcon.devuan.org
During the Jessie release cycle we have strenghtened and optimised these services and also migrated to more powerful hardware to cope with the increased loads we have experienced.
The ambitious plan to provide a no-nonsense universal GNU+Linux distribution does not stop here — it extends beyond this release.
Our main development efforts will now turn to Devuan ASCII (Minor Planet #3568
), which will be the next stable release. We are confident that the preliminary ASCII ISOs could be available for testing soon. Beyond ASCII — the saga of Beowulf (Minor Planet #38086
) appropriately mirrors the path we have taken. :^)
Please find below instructions to try out or install Devuan Jessie 1.0.0 Stable on your computer and to upgrade from Debian 7 (Wheezy) or Debian 8 (Jessie). If you are already using Devuan Jessie RC2, a simple apt-get update && apt-get upgrade will be enough to get the latest updates."