Sonar GNU/Linux merges with Vinux

Kyle kyle4jesus at
Wed Mar 15 11:30:50 UTC 2017

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 

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.
Vinux PR/Social Media Team Lead

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