Sonar GNU Linux merges with Vinux

Rob Whyte fudge at
Wed Mar 15 11:53:26 UTC 2017

Hi Werwoelfchen,

It is our hope to complete our Ubuntu 16.04.2 release of Vinux 6 and
support that whilst we work on a Fedora release.

Hope this addresses your query sufficiently.



On 15/03/17 22:49, Werwoelfchen wrote:
> Hi,
> Will the Vinux project finish the Ubuntu support?
> Regards,
> Wolfram
> Am 15.03.2017 um 12:21 schrieb Rob Whyte:
>> Sonar merges with the Vinux Project.
>> and team up.
>> Exciting news for the Sonar and Vinux communities.
>> A special meeting was held early 2017 between core Sonar and Vinux team
>> members. It was agreed that the two projects will be working together
>> toward common goals. Whilst Vinux has recently indicated to move the
>> distro base from Ubuntu to Fedora, several meetings have been held
>> between Vinux and Sonar core members with an agreement taking place
>> toward common goals that will freshen up both projects. Some teams have
>> been expanded, and new teams have been created within Vinux, with the
>> influx of Sonar developers and users. Project leader Rob Whyte said that
>> the merge will minimize fragmentation and combine resources. Most
>> importantly, having a larger active community will allow us to develop
>> some visions we have had for some time.
>> Going forward in 2017, Vinux hopes to become a not for profit
>> organization and to step up what we can deliver to our loyal user base.
>> Under the new arrangements, Vinux has agreed to stem into the ARM
>> architecture, offering exciting new possibilities, and has also
>> committed to again provide Vinux hardware, focusing primarily on ARM
>> devices.
>> Though mainstream distro accessibility is paramount, we believe after
>> much consultation that a specialised distro is still required.
>> Together with Linux-a11y, most commonly known for the active development
>> of the Fenrir screen reader and the OCRPDF and OCRDesktop text
>> recognition tools, Vinux has agreed to continuously push for and
>> contribute to accessibility inclusion within main line distributions.
>> Vinux plans to produce images based mainly upon the Mate desktop
>> environment, but also Gnome; and builds for Arm devices, including the
>> Raspberry Pi, Odroid XU3, XU4 and C2 and hopefully others, depending on
>> the availability of hardware.
>> We at Vinux are excited for this new chapter we are embracing.
>> Kind regards
>> Rob Whyte
>> Vinux project manager

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