The Adélie penguin is closely related to the Gentoo penguin, and Adélie Linux traces its roots to Gentoo Linux. Adélie is not a Gentoo fork and has little, if anything, to show for that now. The penguin itself was named after the wife of a French explorer.
Officially, no single individual. We're a group of like-minded hackers who want a better Linux distribution.
Historically, it was started by A. Wilcox and others around 2015 but has taken on several forms since then.
Adélie uses the musl standard C library.
We're currently offering a GNU Coreutils based userland by default.
The Adélie Linux system uses the APK package manager. APK was chosen because it is very fast, and its dependency resolver is one of the more performant and efficient package managers available for Linux.
Adélie uses OpenRC and s6 for these purposes.
Right now we're focused on 32- and 64- bit versions of ARM, POWER, and x86.
We're hoping to add SPARC support soon.
We have over a dozen physical servers and vintage computers covering all of our supported architectures (and more).
Our developers use Adélie to develop Adélie on both servers and desktops.
If you are building it from source or downloading it, you should take care to install it to
/usr/local/ or your
HOME directory so as not to interfere with the normal operation of your system.
Our developers and other tech-savvy members of our community, like yourself, spend time in IRC and on mailing lists.
Please visit our contact page for more information.
What we call "Enterprise Support" is handled by a separate organization and we will gladly refer your inquiries. Depending on the nature of such an inquiry, you may be directed to an individual software consultant who acts in their own capacity.
The most important thing to do is bring it to our attention. We can help you find a temporary workaround.
If you want to contribute directly, please file a bug report on our issue tracker.
Adélie is an independent Linux distribution committed to integrity, privacy, and user freedom. Your donation might be tax-deductible.