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Devuan Beowulf 3.0.0 released

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Dear Friends and Software Freedom Lovers,

   Devuan Developers are delighted to announce the release of Devuan Beowulf
   3.0.0 as the project's new stable release. This is the result of many months
   of painstaking work by the Team and detailed testing by the wider Devuan
   community.

What's new in Beowulf 3.0.0?

     * Based on Debian Buster (10.4) with Linux kernel 4.19.
     * Support for ppc64el in addition to the existing i386, amd64, armel,
       armhf and arm64 architectures.
     * runit optional alternative /sbin/init.
     * openrc optional alternative to sysv-rc service and runlevel
       control.
     * Standalone daemons (eudev, elogind) to replace aspects of
       monolithic systemd.
     * New boot, display manager and desktop themimg.

Installation and Documentation

   Whether you are upgrading an existing Devuan install, migrating from Debian
   or installing from scratch, instructions and guidance can be found at
   https://devuan.org/os/install and https://devuan.org/get-devuan.

   Packages[1], netboot images[2] and installation media[3] are available
   through a resilient network of http package mirrors, http, https, ftp and
   rsync iso mirrors, torrent and magnet.

   Please take time to read the Release Notes[4]. They include important
   configuration information and tips to help your install or upgrade go as
   smoothly as possible.

   Or, for the impatient, you can go straight to the package and sources.list
   information: https://devuan.org/os/packages or the installation media
   downloads: http://files.devuan.org/devuan_beowulf/

ARM Support

   Bootable ARM images are provided by the Devuan ARM community.

   You will find these resources useful for ARM-related discussion and
   development:
     * https://dev1galaxy.org/viewforum.php?id=24
     * https://arm-files.devuan.org/
     * #devuan-arm (Freenode)

Resources and Support

   * Mailing list: https://mailinglists.dyne.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/dng
   * IRC: #devuan #devuan-dev #devuan-arm (Freenode)
   * Forum: https://dev1galaxy.org
   * Press contact: freedom@devuan.org
   * Source code: https://git.devuan.org
   * Bug tracker: https://bugs.devuan.org
   * Package information: https://pkginfo.devuan.org
   * Popularity contest: https://popcon.devuan.org

After Beowulf

   The next Devuan release, 4.0.0, is codenamed Chimaera. Repositories are
   already available for the adventurous to test.

Appreciation

   We wish to thank all of you for the incredible support given to Devuan.
   Without your help and feedback, Devuan could not be the reliable and
   versatile distribution that it is.

   To support the Devuan project you can donate at:
   https://devuan.org/donate (includes financial reports) or take up one
   of the tasks listed at:
   https://dev1galaxy.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1380#p1380

   Live long and prosper!

   The Devuan Development Team

References

   1. https://devuan.org/os/packages
   2.
https://devuan.org/get-devuan#installation-media-for-amd6...
   3. https://devuan.org/get-devuan#iso-guide-for-i386-and-amd64
   4. http://files.devuan.org/devuan_beowulf/Release_notes.txt

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