A fully free, stable, secure, simple, lightweight and long-term support distribution

You've reached the website for Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre operating system. The Hyperbola Project is a community driven effort to provide a fully free (as in freedom) operating system that is stable, secure, simple, lightweight that tries to Keep It Simple Stupid (KISS) under a Long Term Support (LTS) way.

Derived from Arch plus stability and security from Debian, Hyperbola provides packages from it that meet the GNU Free System Distribution Guidelines (GNU FSDG) and replacements for the packages that don't meet this requirement. Packages are provided for the i686 and x86_64 architectures.

Our community is friendly and helpful. Please hop on IRC channel and check out our forums and mailing lists to get your feet wet. Also glance through our wiki if you want to learn more about Hyperbola.

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Last remnants of systemd removed


As systemd doesn't follow our Social Contract, we have decided to remove it since Milky Way v0.2. Using a snapshot taken we had remnants of systemd and correspdoning files in packages. With Milky Way v0.4 and beyond all parts of systemd got finally removed as the system was built from the ground up without any further snapshot.

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End of Java / OpenJDK support


We have removed Java / OpenJDK partwise in the last phases of Milky Way v0.3. Nevertheless Milky Way v0.4 does not include furthermore any package based onto Java / OpenJDK and we won't support it also in the future for upcoming versions of Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre and HyperbolaBSD. The reasoning is therefore: Java has its complete downfalls based onto security-problems, trademark-issues and poor quality of packaging.

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Milky Way v0.4 install medium release


We hereby announce a new release of Hyperbola live image for Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre. It is the first release with nondependence on D-Bus and many of the commonly used frameworks dropped.

This version contains various bugfixes and notable performance.

Download information can be found here.

Milky Way v0.4 release


After a long and continuous period of tests and development, we are happy to announce a new release of Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre. With version 0.4, we have reached yet another major milestone: With it Hyperbola will be able to start the groundworks, per say of HyperbolaBSD. This release will serve as a transitional platform, for the continued effort to create a copyleft BSD based alternative kernel and system. For more information on this check.

Many of the commonly used frameworks that we identified as definitely not being wanted were dropped, and alternatives where packaged and included. Lumina is one ...

Cleanup of repositories and preparation for Milky Way v0.4 release


We are currently cleaning our server from all old and outdated packages as our next major release Milky Way v0.4 has been in testing for a long period and so will become the stable branch. Expected release date is March 1st.

This version of Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre most likely needs a complete reinstall as the changes are so drastic, especifically what regards to D-Bus. Please note: It is no longer recommended to migrate from any other Arch-based distro. After this time v0.4 will become the new stable.

Older News

Milky Way v0.3.1 install medium release
It's FOSS interview
Announcing HyperbolaBSD Roadmap
Ensure all systems are using stable repository
Milky Way v0.3 install medium release
Milky Way v0.3 release
Server cleanup and manual migration required in 7 days
Libreware is the Hyperbola official representative for business activities
Site Maintenance
End of X.Org support

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lumina 1.6.0-5 i686/x86_64
flare-engine 1.13.04-1 i686/x86_64
naev 0.8.2-1 i686/x86_64
zaz 1.0.0-1 i686/x86_64
suitesparse 5.8.1-1 i686/x86_64
libunibreak 5.0-1 i686/x86_64
coolreader 3.2.59-1 i686/x86_64
metis 5.1.0-1 i686/x86_64
samurai 1.2-1 i686/x86_64
heroes 0.21-1 i686/x86_64
asc i686/x86_64
crispy-doom 5.10.0-1 i686/x86_64
abe 1.1-1 i686/x86_64
xkeyboard-config 2.29-2 any
flare-game 1.13.04-1 any