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In looking back at Debian in 2014, it was the year of heated systemd discussions and debates with ultimately switching over to it as the default init manager, which led to resignations among the Debian technical committee and other responsibilities.
29 December 2014 - systemd + Debian - 3 Comments
The Debian-based Raspbian Linux distribution that's widely used among Raspberry Pi owners is receiving a bit of a facelift for its LXDE user interface.
28 December 2014 - Raspbian - 12 Comments
The Devuan fork of Debian is progressing as Debian GNU/Linux without systemd present on the system.
23 December 2014 - No systemd - 24 Comments
Here's our latest benchmark results comparing the performance of Debian Jessie GNU/Linux vs. GNU/kFreeBSD -- the Debian port that uses the FreeBSD kernel rather than Linux.
14 December 2014 - Debian Jessie - 7 Comments
Users of Debian and its derivatives can soon expect to find systemd 217.
30 November 2014 - systemd 217 - 44 Comments
Last month we wrote about a group of administrations planning to fork Debian GNU/Linux over not liking its direction due to adopting systemd over Upstart or SysVInit. The Debian administrators have made good on their word and announced the Devuan fork of Debian.
28 November 2014 - systemd-less - 144 Comments
There's yet another resignation this morning in the Debian camp.
19 November 2014 - Ian Jackson - 59 Comments
The Debian voting surrounding a general resolution around init system coupling has ended.
18 November 2014 - Debian Init System - 104 Comments
There's yet another resignation from the Debian camp. This time, Russ Allbery of the Debian Technical Committee has stepped away from those duties.
17 November 2014 - Russ Allbery - 32 Comments
Just over one week ago Joey Hess resigned as a Debian developer with unhappy how the Linux distribution has evolved. This Sunday there's another resignation in the Debian camp, but it's just over maintainership of the systemd package.
16 November 2014 - pkg-systemd - 132 Comments
Lucas Nussbaum, the Debian Project Leader, is pushing to try to have Debian 8.0 "Jessie" ready for release within the next twelve weeks.
9 November 2014 - Debian Jessie - 21 Comments
Joey Hess is now distancing himself from the Debian project as he resigns from his roles after being involved with Debian since 1996. In his parting remarks, Joey says his biggest regret over the past eighteen years is not speaking out against the Debian constitution.
7 November 2014 - JoeyH - 68 Comments
Jonathan Wiltshire on the behalf of the Debian release team announced this week that Debian 8.0 "Jessie" is frozen.
7 November 2014 - Frozen Jessie - 6 Comments
While init system discussions have dominated the discussions about Debian 8.0 Jessie, on a brighter note, there's many multimedia improvements found in this next release.
23 October 2014 - Debian Jessie - 6 Comments
Back in September Debian switched back to the GNOME desktop by default in place of Xfce for the upcoming Debian 8.0 "Jessie" release. However, as of today, the non-x86 versions of Debian have flip-flopped once again back to Xfce.
21 October 2014 - Xfce vs. GNOME - 20 Comments
While some are busy debating whether Debian should be forked, the upstream Debian release team is moving forward and has announced the stable release of Debian 7.7.
20 October 2014 - Debian 7.7
In light of Debian's outlook for using systemd by default, a group of users/developers/administrators are talking about forking Debian GNU/Linux.
20 October 2014 - Debian Fork - 179 Comments
The init system discussion is back on in the Debian camp... A vote will be taking place in two weeks to look at preserving the "freedom of choice of init systems."
17 October 2014 - Init System Choice - 62 Comments
Debian's installer is up to its second beta for the 8.0 Jessie release cycle.
6 October 2014 - Debian Jessie - 3 Comments
For years there's been the Debian GNU/kFreeBSD port that ships the same Debian GNU user-land as Debian GNU/Linux but replaces the Linux kernel with that of the FreeBSD kernel.
30 September 2014 - kFreeBSD - 31 Comments
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