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.. index:: Software Reference

.. _software_reference:

Software Reference
==================

This chapter provides information about the software components used in the
Librem 5 stack and includes links to useful external resources.

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The Librem 5 will be an i.MX8 phone running PureOS, a Debian derivative. The
kernel will be the 4.18 mainline kernel with some additional drivers. For the
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graphical windowing system, it makes use of Rootston, a Wayland compositor,
together with a bespoke shell named phosh. The graphical environment is based
on the GNOME platform with a variety of modifications.

Below you can find a diagram on the overall software architecture stack.
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.. image:: images/L5-stack.png
   :width: 700px
   :height: 500px
   :align: center

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.. toctree::

   Software_Reference/Environments
   Software_Reference/Wayland