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Devuan GNU+Linux 5.0 based on Debian GNU/Linux 12 with Kernel 6.1 has been released.

Devuan Daedalus 5.0 stable release

Dear Friends and Software Freedom Lovers,

It is with great pleasure that the Devuan Developers hereby announce the release of Devuan Daedalus 5.0 as the project's newest stable release. This is the result of lots of painstaking work by the  team and extensive testing by the wider Devuan community.


What's new in Daedalus 5.0?

  • Based on Debian Bookworm (version 12) with Linux kernel 6.1
  • Rootless startx uses libseat1
  • Wayland GUI without elogind

Installation and Documentation

Whether you are upgrading an existing Devuan install, migrating from Debian or installing from scratch, instructions and guidance can be found online:

Packages netboot images and  installation media are available through a resilient network of:

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

For the impatient, you can go straight to the  package and sources.list information or the  installation media downloads.

Resources and Support

After Daedalus

The next Devuan release, 6.0, is codenamed Excalibur. Repositories are already available for the adventurous to test.


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 examine our financial reports and donate at:

or take up one of the tasks listed at:
How you can help Devuan

The Devuan Team

Devuan GNU+Linux Free Operating System