GNU/Linux Distribution Timeline 12.10

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  • Discontinued distros: Dreamlinux
  • Continued: Damn Small Linux
  • Added 10 distros (total 480): KaarPux, NixOS, OpenELEC, OpenNode, Santoku, Slack/390, Vulnix, Whonix
  • Renamed: QubesOS -> Qubes OS
  • Fixed: Bedrock (not Gentoo based), Dreamlinux URL, Kaella URL, KateOS URL, Resulinux URL, Symphony OS URL
  • Contributors: Fred, aszlig, D. M., phil, lixiao
  • Works best with gnuclad 0.2.4
  • When using LibreOffice Calc, turn on “quoted field as text”

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  1. Fedora is the continuation of Red Hat Linux.

    And Red Hat Enterprise Linux is a *branch* of them.

  2. Where’s newer GNUlinux distribution timeline? if yes,you can make version timeline 13 anyway.

  3. @Bojan, please see the links on top of the page. It’s called “gnuclad cladogram generator”.

  4. Beautiful graph. I did notice that ROCKS is misplaced. It’s actually a derivative of CentOS, so it’s depicted far upstream of it’s actual position.

  5. How was this chart created, or what program was used to generate the chart? i have a set of data i would like to display like this.

  6. Thanks for the site/graphics!
    [1] Ditto re fuduntu: “discontinued” at
    [2] Fusion is “dormant” at , seems so at sourceforge, latest at is 2011.
    [3] “Kororaa” based on Gentoo has for a few years been “Korora”, a remix of Fedora:

    Edit: Oops, now i see the faint dotted line for the Korora change. Seems many people have a hard time with this: far better to stop the horizontal at the old version and resume it at the new. Best, a

  7. Discontinued : GNU/Linux Distribution Timeline. πŸ˜‰

    Seems that the timeline has not been updated since 2012…

  8. Heh, make that “dormant”.
    I’m planning on rewriting gnuclad before I invest more time into the current data format. But now there’s been a big increase in priorities and responsibilities in my life in the last two years… so I’m planning on doing a lot of other things first πŸ˜‰
    It may happen at some point. And remember: all our data is freely usable under the GFDL!

  9. You might not believe it, but i printed it and placed at my desk at work.
    I think it is very important not to focus on distros that can be matched by parent distro. but child distros can help with specific target applciations.
    So I thought it is very important to keep at close hand at all time.

  10. Maemo, Meego Harmattan, Moblin, Moblin 2, MeeGo, Tizen and Mer are all in the timeline. And Sailfish will probably be in there once the next GLDT release is out. Any year now. πŸ˜‰

  11. Why is the Internet Archive barred from archiving this amazing resources? Future past-ists would be missing something quite extraordinary if this site every disappeared.

  12. As people have repeated several times, this is a GNU/Linux timeline. Android is not a GNU/Linux, even though it uses Linux. It doesn’t come with a UNIX-like userspace, not even Busybox (which still wouldn’t make it a GNU distro).

  13. hello all,

    is it possible to install gnuclad in windows. I am thinking of using it to draw a graph of our products that has so many variants. I struggle with linux but if someone could point me out to a tutorial (or help), it would be great.

  14. Hello, everytime I see this tree I am thinking “what a nice job” πŸ™‚ A question arise to my mind: is there any table with the following data wrapped together: Distribution name / Parent distribution / Root Parent distribution / Number of childs distributions. Would love to see the statistics!

  15. This is about the history and the history is it started with Ubuntu.
    Perhaps discontinue it and then make a new one with the same name for the rebase.

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