Devuan Release Information
Current release is Devuan Jessie 1.0 Beta:
Like debian, devuan uses codenames to identify different releases other than numeric versioning, and like debian, devuan has a release cycle involving different suites.
The 3 main suites in devuan are, exactly like in debian,
unstable. The fourth standard suite,
is reserved for testing new packages, or packages that aren’t yet
Any new package will, maybe after a period in
experimental, go to
unstable. After 10 days have passed without major issues following the
introduction of the package in
unstable, it will be moved to
Like in debian, devuan
stable follows a “when it’s ready”
Following the debian tradition of aliasing codenames to release names,
devuan will alias
testing to their respective release
unstable codename will also have a fixed alias:
|Codename||Release Name||Debian Release||Notes|
||ceres||sid||Fixed release name|
||n/a||n/a||No release, so no alias|
stable for devuan is Jessie, and
release name is Ascii.
For compatibility with debian, devuan
unstable codename is
sid as well as its release name ceres.
Ceres was the first minor planet ever discovered, and announces the
pattern chosen for devuan release names: after devuan “jessie”
1.0, named after debian’s release 8.0 for compatibility, each
devuan release will be named after a minor planet, using the
first letter of the name in alphabetical order. For
Ascii was chosen, as it has meaning in the IT world and it’s a
minor planet name as well.
stable release, a new names starting with
B will be chosen
from the Minor Planet Center Names List.