from the find-those-bugs-now dept.
Devuan Jessie Announces Stable Release:
Our April 2017 gift to you is the long-awaited release of Devuan Jessie stable release candidate (1.0.0-RC). If all goes as planned, this will be our first Devuan stable release and our first long term support (LTS) release as well.
Two and a half years have passed since our initial Debianfork declaration (https://devuan.org/os/debian-fork/) and not even one year since our first beta release (http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/devuan-beta-release).
This Devuan Jessie release candidate is as close as we can get to a "long term support" universal base distribution free from systemd, in the original spirit of Debian.
The final Devuan Jessie release will follow shortly and then we will turn our attention to "Ascii", the current testing branch.
We wish to thank all of you for the incredible support given to this development effort, and for engaging in the process of making Devuan a useful and reliable base distro, as well as a pleasant, cooperative community.
Happy hacking ;^)