Linked by jessesmith on Wed 5th Nov 2014 10:39 UTC
Linux Over the past year I've been reading a lot of opinions on the new init technology, systemd. Some people think systemd is wonderful, the bee's knees. Others claim that systemd is broken by design. Some see systemd as a unifying force, a way to unite the majority of the Linux distributions. Others see systemd as a growing blob that is slowly becoming an overly large portion of the operating system. One thing that has surprised me a little is just how much people care about systemd, whether their opinion of the technology is good or bad. People in favour faithfully (and sometimes falsely) make wonderful claims about what systemd is and what it can supposedly do. Opponents claim systemd will divide the Linux community and drive many technical users to other operating systems. There is a lot of hype and surprisingly few people presenting facts.
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by l3v1 on Wed 5th Nov 2014 10:44 UTC
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Debian holds out for tried and true technology, for mature software, and systemd isn't there yet.

Well, I run testing on a non-prod server, and it switched to systemd after one of the updates a while ago. While it wasn't that painful, it was still very surprising. I didn't follow the mailing lists for a while, and I couldn't believe my eyes for a second there. While it seems to work OK and didn't cause much pain up to now, I'm in the against-systemd camp and wasn't happy about it. However, sysvinit is still in the repos, so at least one can't force you to switch - yet. What will happen by the time testing becomes stable... nobody knows.

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