Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre

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Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre
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Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre live boot selection mode
DeveloperHyperbola Founders[1]
OS familyUnix-like
Working stateCurrent
Source modelFree Software
Initial releaseApril 15, 2017; 20 months ago (2017-04-15) [2]
Latest releasev0.2.5 (Milky Way) [3] / November 1, 2018; 2 months ago (2018-11-01)
Update methodLong-term support
Package managerpacman
PlatformsAMD64, i686
Kernel typeMonolithic (Linux-libre)
UserlandGNU
Default user interfaceBash (Main live and HyperTalking ISO)
LicenseFSDG
Official websitewww.hyperbola.info

Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre is an operating system for the i686 and x86-64 architectures. It is based on Arch snapshots and Debian development.[4] It includes the GNU operating system components and the Linux-libre kernel instead of the generic Linux kernel. Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre is listed by the Free Software Foundation as a completely free operating system, true to their Free System Distribution Guidelines.[5]

Unlike Arch, Hyperbola uses the long-term support model like Debian, a model adapted to extend the period of software maintenance and alter the type and frequency of software updates (patches) to reduce the risk, expense, and disruption of software deployment, while promoting the dependability of the software.[6]

History[edit]

Hyperbola was born in 17th edition of the Fórum Internacional Software Livre (Porto Alegre, Brazil). The official development of Hyperbola began by their founders on April 15th of 2017. The project launched its official IRC channel in Freenode and webserver on Gandi. The site went live May 20th of 2017 and the first stable version on was released July 13th of 2017.[2]

On August 5th of 2017, Hyperbola has decided remove systemd support and use OpenRC as its default init system [7] to support the Init Freedom Campaign [8][9] made by Devuan.

On December 6th of 2018, Hyperbola was the first Brazilian distribution [10] recognized as a completely free project by GNU, making it part of the FSF list of free distributions.[11][12]

Origin name[edit]

The name of Hyperbola was Crazytoon's idea (one of Hyperbola founders) who had plans to develop Hyper Bola, a new modification of the Bola character adapted as the official mascot of Hyperbola. Since Hyperbola (in mathematics) and his planned character produce a word play, Hyperbola was the chosen name by their founders.[13]

Social contract[edit]

Hyperbola has established a Social Contract. The Hyperbola Social Contract commits the project to the free software community, free culture, privacy, stability, and to follow Arch-based system packaging however under the principles of stability, development and maintenance of Debian.[14] Under the covenant are included the GNU Free System Distribution Guidelines.

Development[edit]

Packaging Guidelines[edit]

Hyperbola has established a packaging guidelines. The Hyperbola Packaging Guidelines contains a collection of common issues and the severity that should be placed on them for its development, such as backporting, package releases and Debian patches.[15]

Codenames[edit]

Hyperbola aliases its stable releases using galaxy names as codenames [16] to identify different releases other than numeric versioning chosen from the list of known nearest galaxies of the Milky Way [17], in ascending order of distance.

Release cycle[edit]

Stable version of Hyperbola gets released approximately every 3 years. Point releases will be available every several months. For each Hyperbola release, it will receive two years of extra security updates provided by their Team after its End Of Life (EOL). However, no point releases will be made. Now each Hyperbola release can receive 5 years of security support in total.[18]

Installation[edit]

There are two ways to install Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre, either from scratch using the live images [19][20], or by migrating from an existing Arch-based system [21][22].

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hyperbola Founders
  2. ^ a b "When Hyperbola first started?". Hyperbola Project. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Milky Way v0.2.5 install medium release". Hyperbola Project. 1 November 2018. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  4. ^ "What is Hyperbola?". Hyperbola Project. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  5. ^ "List of Free GNU/Linux Distributions". Free Software Foundation. 6 December 2018. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  6. ^ "What is Long Term Support (LTS)?". Hyperbola Project. 7 December 2018. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  7. ^ "End of systemd support". Hyperbola Project. 5 August 2017. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  8. ^ "Init Freedom Campaign". Devuan. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  9. ^ "What is the Init Freedom Campaign?". Hyperbola Project. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  10. ^ "If Hyperbola is a fully free distribution, is it following the GNU Free System Distribution Guidelines (GNU FSDG)?". Hyperbola Project. Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  11. ^ Robertson, Donald (6 December 2018). "FSF adds Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre to list of endorsed GNU/Linux distributions". Free Software Foundation. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  12. ^ Larabel, Michael (6 December 2018). "Free Software Foundation Endorses Arch-based Hyperbola GNU/Linux". Phoronix. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  13. ^ "What is the reason about Hyperbola origin name?". Hyperbola Project. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  14. ^ "Hyperbola Social Contract". Hyperbola Project. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  15. ^ "Hyperbola Packaging Guidelines". Hyperbola Project. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  16. ^ "Hyperbola aliases its stable releases using galaxy names as codenames". Hyperbola Project. 20 September 2017. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  17. ^ "Galaxies in the Local Group". University of Northern Iowa. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  18. ^ "Releases". Hyperbola Project. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  19. ^ "Hyperbola live image". Hyperbola Project. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  20. ^ "Hypertalking live image". Hyperbola Project. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  21. ^ "Free your Arch GNU/Linux to Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre". Hyperbola Project. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  22. ^ "Migrate your Parabola GNU/Linux-libre to Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre". Hyperbola Project. Retrieved 7 December 2018.

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