Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre

Appearance move to sidebar hide Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre
Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre live boot selection mode
DeveloperHyperbola Founders
OS familyLinux (Unix-like)
Working stateCurrent
Source modelFree software
Initial releaseApril 15, 2017 (2017-04-15)
Latest release0.4.4 Edit this on Wikidata / 5 January 2024 (5 January 2024)
Repository
Update methodLong-term support
Package managerpacman
PlatformsAMD64, i686
Kernel typeMonolithic (Linux-libre)
UserlandGNU
Default
user interface
Bash
LicenseFree software (GNU GPL and other licenses)
Official websitewww.hyperbola.info

Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre is a Linux distribution for the i686 and x86-64 architectures. It is based on Arch Linux snapshots and Debian development. 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.

History

Hyperbola was born at the 17th annual Fórum Internacional Software Livre (Porto Alegre, Brazil).

On 5 August 2017, support for systemd was dropped in favor of OpenRC as its default init system to support the Init Freedom Campaign begun by Devuan.

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

On 23 September 2019, Hyperbola announced its first release with the implementation of Xenocara as its default display server for the X Window System and LibreSSL as its default system cryptography library.

In December 2019, Hyperbola announced that it would cease to be a Linux distribution, and that it would become a hard fork of OpenBSD with GPL-licensed code. The project cited objections to recent developments in the Linux kernel that they deemed to be an "unstable path", including inclusion of optional support for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection, the kernel "being written without security in mind", GNU and "core" components with non-optional dependencies, and endorsement of the Rust programming language — due to objections to the Mozilla Foundation trademarks policy and "a centralized code repository that is more prone to cyber attack and generally requires internet access to use".

Social contract

The Hyperbola social contract incorporates aspects of the Parabola GNU/Linux-libre social contract and the "Init Freedom" movement of Devuan. It commits the project to following the principles of the free software movement and free culture (including only supporting community-driven projects), respecting the privacy of users, and respecting the principles of stability (rejecting software that is "broken by design") and a minimal system (including rejecting undue abstraction layers).

Development

Packaging guidelines

Hyperbola requires all software to adhere to the GNU Free System Distribution Guidelines, prohibiting packages that are proprietary software, and contain binary blobs or obfuscated code. Notwithstanding that a project is free and open source software, the Hyperbola project excludes packages that violate the social contract (and those that have dependencies on excluded packages), including those that:

Under these guidelines, the Hyperbola project rejects packages such as D-Bus, PulseAudio, and systemd (bloat), package managers for programming languages (capable of downloading non-free dependencies), Vulkan (only useful for modern GPUs thus breaking backwards compatibility), Zstd (corporate project), and Mozilla Firefox (bloat, trademark policy, encourages use of non-free services; the project maintains a fork of Basilisk known as Iceweasel-UXP).

Codenames

Hyperbola aliases its stable releases using galaxy names as codenames chosen from the list of nearest known galaxies of the Milky Way, in ascending order of distance.

Release cycle

A stable version of Hyperbola gets released approximately every three years. Point releases will be available every few months. For each Hyperbola release, it will receive two years of extra security updates after its End Of Life (EOL). However, no further point releases will be made. Each Hyperbola release will receive five years of security support in total.

Installation

Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre can be installed from scratch using the live images. Prior to the version 0.4, migrating from an existing Arch-based system was supported.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Hyperbola Founders". Archived from the original on 2022-05-03. Retrieved 2019-02-11.
  2. ^ a b "When Hyperbola first started?". Hyperbola Project. Archived from the original on 9 December 2018. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Milky Way v0.4.4 install medium release". 5 January 2024. Retrieved 8 January 2024.
  4. ^ "What is Hyperbola?". Hyperbola Project. Archived from the original on 24 June 2018. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  5. ^ "List of Free GNU/Linux Distributions". Free Software Foundation. 6 December 2018. Archived from the original on 9 January 2012. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  6. ^ "What is Long Term Support (LTS)?". Hyperbola Project. 7 December 2018. Archived from the original on 24 June 2018. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  7. ^ "End of systemd support". Hyperbola Project. 5 August 2017. Archived from the original on 6 August 2017. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  8. ^ "Init Freedom Campaign". Devuan. Archived from the original on 5 May 2016. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  9. ^ "What is the Init Freedom Campaign?". Hyperbola Project. Archived from the original on 24 June 2018. 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. Archived from the original on 9 December 2018. 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. Archived from the original on 7 December 2018. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  12. ^ Larabel, Michael (6 December 2018). "Free Software Foundation Endorses Arch-based Hyperbola GNU/Linux". Phoronix. Archived from the original on 21 September 2009. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  13. ^ "What is the reason about Hyperbola origin name?". Hyperbola Project. Archived from the original on 9 December 2018. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  14. ^ "Milky Way v0.3 release". Hyperbola Project. 23 September 2019. Archived from the original on 23 September 2019. Retrieved 23 September 2019.
  15. ^ "Announcing HyperbolaBSD Roadmap". Hyperbola. Archived from the original on 2019-12-28. Retrieved 2019-12-28.
  16. ^ "Hyperbola Social Contract". Hyperbola Project. Archived from the original on 29 March 2022. Retrieved 29 March 2022.
  17. ^ "Hyperbola Packaging Guidelines". Hyperbola Project. Archived from the original on 29 March 2022. Retrieved 29 March 2022.
  18. ^ a b "Incompatible Packages and Projects". Hyperbola. Retrieved 2024-05-11.
  19. ^ "Community-oriented software". Hyperbola. Retrieved 2024-05-11.
  20. ^ "Iceweasel-UXP". Hyperbola. Retrieved 2024-05-23.
  21. ^ "Hyperbola aliases its stable releases using galaxy names as codenames". Hyperbola Project. 20 September 2017. Archived from the original on 9 December 2018. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  22. ^ "Galaxies in the Local Group". University of Northern Iowa. Archived from the original on 9 December 2018. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  23. ^ "Releases". Hyperbola Project. Archived from the original on 29 March 2022. Retrieved 29 March 2022.
  24. ^ "Hyperbola live image". Hyperbola Project. Archived from the original on 17 March 2023. Retrieved 29 March 2022.
  25. ^ "Free your Arch GNU/Linux to Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre". Hyperbola Project. Archived from the original on 17 March 2023. Retrieved 29 March 2022.
  26. ^ "Migrate your Parabola GNU/Linux-libre to Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre". Hyperbola Project. Archived from the original on 17 March 2023. Retrieved 29 March 2022.
  27. ^ Dausend, Tobias (2022-02-16). "Hyperbola - News: Cleanup of repositories and preparation for Milky Way v0.4 release". www.hyperbola.info. Archived from the original on 2022-09-25. Retrieved 2022-11-20.

External links

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre.