While Devuan GNU+Linux team has released the second snapshot of its Devuan 3 Beowulf series, Devuan Beowulf 3.1.0, which is based on the latest Debian 10 Buster. Devuan Beowulf 3.1.0 comes with a number of new features such as the installer offering three init system options on intial install, namely: OpenRC, SysV init, and Runit.
The updated installer also allows you to install any alternative bootloader in place of GRUB, along with multiple other init system choices.
What's New in Devuan Beowulf 3.1.0 Release?
Besides the updated installer, Devuan Beowulf 3.1.0 has the behavior of su utility altered, so that users can now use su - command to access root’s path or utilize the full path to commands when using only su. And for the old behavior of su utility, you should add below line to the /etc/default/su file.
Also, there are several security and bug fixes, including: linux-image-4.19.0-14 Debian 4.19.171-2 (2021-01-30), firefox-esr 78.7.0esr-1~deb10u1, lightdm 1.26.0-4+devuan1 (fixes bugs related to power buttons and accessibility features). And debian-pulseaudio-config-override will now correct the problem of pulseaudio being off by default.
Additionally, the new point version has changed the ID of the OS that previously displayed “Debian” in the boot menu to “Devuan”. You can check out the official release note for more detailed information.
How to Download or Upgrade to Devuan Beowulf 3.1.0
If you’re an existing user of Devuan Beowulf, you'll need to simply run the below command to get to the latest version:
apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade
But if you're new to Devuan and want to try out the latest version, Devuan Beowulf 3.1.0, you can get the ISOs, desktop-live, and minimal-live ISOs from here, which are available for i386, armhf, arm64, amd64, armel, and ppc64el platforms.