Devuan Release Information
stable release is Devuan 2.0 ASCII.
Devuan development takes place in suites that indicate a level of stability:
stable- the current officially released suite of Devuan. It is the suite meant for use in production.
testing- where the next
stablesuite is prepared, there may still be problems but software is usually more up-to-date.
stable“when it is ready”.
unstable- the suite meant for use by developers, latest package versions land here.
experimental- where new packages are tested before they are ready for
Devuan Releases / Codenames
|Devuan release||Suite||Planet nr.||Debian release|
When the current
testing moves to
stable, the previous
stable transitions to
oldstable and a snapshot of
unstable becomes the new
testing. Devuan releases are not necessarily in sync with Debian’s, so using the Devuan codenames rather than suite names is recommended to avoid confusion.
An exception to this is
unstable, which always has the codename
ceres with sid as an alias for compatibility reasons.
Devuan release names are chosen from Minor Planet Center Names List:
- Ceres (
unstablesuite) is minor planet number 1
- For compatibility, the first Devuan
stablerelease is called Jessie (a minor planet) to mirror Debian’s Jessie (a toy story character).
- Future release names will be chosen from the list of Minor Planet Center Names starting with the letter A, then B etc. ASCII, Beowulf and Chimaera have already been chosen.