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#1 2021-02-27 12:12:04

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Xevuan

Seems like a new derivative has been born. I have not tested this

https://github.com/dessington/xevuan

https://xevuan.org/

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#2 2021-02-27 15:01:13

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Re: Xevuan

So it's using Xfce but with tint2 as the panel and jgmenu for the menu:

xevuan.png

The jgmenu package is taken from BunsenLabs' stretch-backports repository, which is a bit of a strange choice, and the backported kernel is used, which will expose the system to known vulnerabilities for longer that most would consider prudent.

The website is decidedly minimal but won't show anything without javascript enabled and there is no live image yet (I had to install the system to test it). The "source code" is available from the GitHub site but it just contains the README.md & LICENCE files, which is a shame because I would have liked to see the live image configuration.

The installer offered a choice of init system — sysvinit, openrc (as a service manager with sysvinit as PID1) or runit — but my test shows sysvinit even though I requested runit. I should probably report that as a bug...


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#3 2021-02-27 15:08:08

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Re: Xevuan

Yeah there are a few red flags on this one i agree  head on a stick. This sort of configuration can be done via devuan media alone.

Can i ask how the installation media went for you, is it using the debian installer or something custom?

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#4 2021-02-27 16:53:26

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Re: Xevuan

It seems to use the Debian curses installer with a preseed. The developers really should supply their source code, I'm pretty sure it's a GPL violation not to. But then BunsenLabs also hides it's live-build configuration. Grrr.


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#5 2021-02-27 17:23:20

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Re: Xevuan

This would be promising if they get their act together. HOAS, did it come with the newest version of Xfce (the one that fixed the folder views)?

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#6 2021-02-27 17:49:31

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Re: Xevuan

They're using xfce4-session v4.12.1-6 (ie, the stock Devuan beowulf version).


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#7 2021-02-28 00:57:49

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Re: Xevuan

Question: What is the difference between Xevuan and standard Devuan using the option of XFCE as the desktop during install??

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#8 2021-02-28 11:12:07

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Re: Xevuan

It uses tint2 instead of xfce4-panel and it has a version of jgmenu, which is a brilliant stand-alone menu system. Not sure why they don't just use the Lithium version of jgmenu though, the developer is also a BunsenLabs developer so it is very well supported in those repositories.


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