|Description||Devuan is a fork of Debian which removes its new dependency on systemd.|
|Persons working on||Hellekin, Jaromil|
|Tags||systemd, distro, debian, devuan|
|Located at village||Italian Embassy|
Believe it or not, there are many users and ICT professionals needing to opt-out from systemd, for various reasons for instance to keep compatibility with old scripts or to keep supporting embedded setups.
Devuan is a base distribution rebuilding an infrastructure similar to Debian, while taking the opportunity to innovate some of its practices: it consists of a continuous integration system based on gitlab, jenkins and a custom repository software called Amprolla.
For the 1.0 release Devuan derives its own installer and package repositories from Debian Jessie, applying the necessary modifications to remove systemd. Our objective for 2015 is to make anyone using Debian Wheezy or Jessie able to update or switch to Devuan 1.0 - and we are very close to enter Beta stage.
Devuan developers look at this project as a fresh new start and welcome all Debian Developers willing to join us on this route. We make an effort to improve the relationship with both upstream and downstream and, particularly in this gestational phase we do our best to accomodate needs of those downstream distributions willing to adopt Devuan as base.
On the long-term Devuan will do its best to stay minimal and abide to the UNIX philosophy of "doing one thing and doing it well". Devuan perceives itself not as an end product, but a starting point for developers, a viable base for sysadmins and a stable tool for people who have experience of Debian.
From its announcement in November 2014 until today Devuan received enormous media attention and a steady stream of donations up to approximately 10.000€.
JOIN US FOR AN OPEN DEBATE ON THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF DEVUAN AT ITALIAN EMBASSY ON DAY 3, SATURDAY 15th, AT 13:37 CET