Devuan Release Information
stable release is Devuan Jessie 1.0.
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||Status||Planet nr.||Debian release|
stable suite is eventually replaced by the
referring to a specific Devuan version only by suite can be confusing.
To solve that, each version of Devuan gets a unique release name or codename that follows it as it matures.
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 and Beowulf have already been chosen.
When ascii is ready, it will become
stable, jessie will become
old-stable, beowulf will become
testing and a future release name
starting with letter the C will be picked.