It can also run on low-end x86 PC platforms. Typical installation requires 256MB disk space, although larger storage allows more packages to be installed. Voyage Linux is so small that it is best suitable for running a full-feature firewall, wireless access point, Asterisk/VoIP gateway, music player or network storage device.
“Voyage is a very stripped-down Debian Linux … With Voyage you have the entire world of Debian available to you, so customizing your own gear is easy. It's great for firewalls and routers, and specialized servers that need a small footprint.”
-- Carla Schroder, author of Linux Networking Cookbook [source]
Currently, Voyage Linux has the following editions:
- Voyage Linux - the basic version
- Voyage MPD - Music Player Daemon
- Voyage MuBox - Voyage MPD on CuBox!
Except Voyage MuBox, all editions are delivered as distribution tarball and Live CD in i386 architecture. AMD64 architecture is avaialble for Voyage Linux only. We also offer SDK to ease customizing Voyage Linux.
To broaden the use of Voyage Linux, Voyage Linux community is now looking for generous donation and sponsorship of x86 embedded boards and USB Audio Class 2 DAC/audio converters. If you are hardware vendor or ISP and your customers are asking for supporting Voyage Linux in your hardware, please send your hardware to us for certification and testing. Contact us for more details.
For questions and support, please join our mailing list.
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Apart from this donation, today we also announce the kick-off of Voyage Mubox porting to Raspberry Pi. This project not only aims at running MuBox on Raspberry Pi, but also provide seamlessly integration of Voyage MuBox, Raspberry Pi and HifiBerry DAC. As an initial proof of concept, we target to port MuBox to RPi B+ board with HifiBerry DAC+.
You can find more information about HifiBerry and their products here.
Once again, we would like to express our warmest thank you to Hifiberry for their generous donation.
Over the past few months, Voyage Linux community received regular donations from Yawarra Tiny Computers (Yawarra).
Yawarra donates to Voyage Linux Community on behalf of their newsletter subscribers who stay on their list for a minimum of three months to qualify for the donation. Up until this month, Yawarra had made their 4th donation.
We would like to express our warmest thank you to Yawarra for their generous donation and support. It is not about the amount of money donated, but the support to the community through any form of donation is crucial to encourage continuation of the project.
To know more about Yawarra Tiny Computers, please visit their web site.
It has been a long time not updating Voyage Linux. It is time to announce Voyage Linux 0.9.5, which upgrades to Debian "Wheezy" 7.7 with 3.14.12 kernel.
PCEngines' APU board is well tested. However, we don't have enough time and resource to test on the old ALIX boards. Hence, your feedback and report on ALIX board is very important to us.
We are pleased to announce a new release of Voyage MPD 0.9.5 release.
This release is based on Voyage Linux 0.9.5 with Debian 7.7. See ChangeLog for more information about changes in 0.9.5 release. In this release, we fallback MPD version from 0.18 to 0.17.6. Most of the users reported that this 0.17 version sounds better than the newer 0.18. In addition, this release also uses real-time kernel to reduce jitters when playback music.
We are pleased to announce a new release of Voyage Linux 0.9.2, which upgrades to 3.10.11 kernel and is based on Debian "Wheezy" 7.3.
One noticeable change is that legacy PATA drivers were now replaced by libata ones. User will now see disk device as /dev/sdX instead of /dev/hdX. Please test this release and report any problems and issues in our mailing list. Your support is crucial and encourages us to deliver Voyage Linux releases on regular basis in future.
We are pleased to announce a new release of Voyage MPD 0.9.2 release.
This release is based on Voyage Linux 0.9.2 with Debian 7.3. See ChangeLog for more information about changes in 0.9.2 release.
There may be some changes in MPD 0.18.4 in this release that requires user to pay attention to. Please report to us for any issue on running MPD.
Unsupported hiface and mytek drivers:
Hiface driver could be installed separately from .deb package.
We don't have the hiface and mytek hardward to test, but please report us if the drivers works or not. In addition, we don't commit for long-term support of hiface and mytek drivers in future releases. (But hiface will be supported officially by Linux kernel 3.11 onward.)
Over the past few months, Voyage Linux community received various donations from different parties. After a busy month, it is a right time to announce these donations.
Kevin Li personally sponsored a BeagleBone Black board via cash donation for porting Voyage MuBox to this ARM platform. The work is now completed in Voyage MuBox project .
Squeeze-upgrade  donated two linear power supplies. Linear power supply is known to improve sound quality of streaming audio devices, D/A converters and mini-pcs. The donation is used to certify Squeeze-upgrade products on ALIX boards and other ARM-based platforms like CuBox, etc. Certification of Squeeze-upgrade's linear PSUs is underway. We will publish another certification report in a separate announcement.
SolidRun donated a CuBox-i  Carrier-1 development board to the community. Their donation enables us to start the porting work of upcoming CuBox-i products.
Last but not least, PC Engines  provided the community a free sample of the next-generation embedded PC board. This donation helps us porting Voyage Linux to this board well before full production run. At the time of this announcement, this board is now supported in the daily build.
Once again, we would like to express our gratitude to Kevin Li, Squeeze-upgrade, SolidRun and PC Engines for their generous donation.
 BeagleBone Black and MuBox : http://mubox.voyage.hk/beagleboneblack
 Squeeze-upgrade : http://www.squeeze-upgrade.com
 Cubox-i: http://www.cubox-i.com
 PC Engines : http://www.pcengines.ch
At the time of this announcement, we already put MuBox running on Cubieboard2. Please stay tuned and we are planning for more board support for MuBox!
You can find more information about cubieboard and their other products here
Once again, we would like to express our gratitude to Cubieboard.org for their generous donation.
root@voyage-mubox:~# uname -a Linux voyage-mubox 3.4.43+ #11 SMP PREEMPT Thu Sep 5 00:04:37 CST 2013 armv7l GNU/Linux root@voyage-mubox:~# cat /proc/cpuinfo Processor : ARMv7 Processor rev 4 (v7l) processor : 0 BogoMIPS : 763.49 processor : 1 BogoMIPS : 766.11 Features : swp half thumb fastmult vfp edsp neon vfpv3 tls vfpv4 idiva idivt CPU implementer : 0x41 CPU architecture: 7 CPU variant : 0x0 CPU part : 0xc07 CPU revision : 4 Hardware : sun7i Revision : 0000 Serial : 0000000000000000 root@voyage-mubox:~#
Voyage MuBox is a porting of Voyage MPD on CuBox platform. CuBox is a tiny ARM embedded computer with less than 2 cubic inches in size, weight just 91 grams (0.2lb, 3.2oz), providing an ideal energy efficient CAS platform for streaming music to your DAC!
Last but not least, we thank SolidRun for their generous support to make this a success.