Linked by diegocg on Mon 23rd Aug 2010 14:10 UTC
Linux Lennart Poettering has posted a status update about systemd, an init/upstart alternative. systemd is able now to replace /etc/fstab and cron, and it seems it will be the default init system for Fedora 14. He has also written a post about systemd for administrators.
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RE[2]: systemd is awesome
by Rahul on Mon 23rd Aug 2010 22:30 UTC in reply to "RE: systemd is awesome"
Rahul
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2005-07-06

PulseAudio is a work project and systemd is more of a spare time project. These are both being developed in parallel and unlike PulseAudio which would probably require ongoing work for new features etc, systemd is reaching closer to a bug fix only mode. Unless you are paying someone to do the work, you can't dictate how they spend their time.

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RE[3]: systemd is awesome
by mattdm on Wed 25th Aug 2010 18:38 in reply to "RE[2]: systemd is awesome"
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2010-08-25

I'm concerned about the claim about it entering "bugfix mode". Just from ideas I've seen from Lennart, there's implementing cron-like behavior and making systemd work for user-level services. There's also some interesting space to explore with cgroups. Without all of this, systemd is less interesting. Add that's not even counting concerns about the current system's complete ability to replace the status quo, or even anything to do with user interaction points and tools. Therefore, if after another month it gets declared done and he moves on, it'd be a shame if other developers don't pick up from there.

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RE[4]: systemd is awesome
by Rahul on Wed 25th Aug 2010 18:49 in reply to "RE[3]: systemd is awesome"
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2005-07-06

Session support will probably have to come after more wider adoption by other distros besides Fedora. I think in six to 8 months, we wouldn't have much left to do in systemd but I could be wrong about that.

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