Systemd 196 Brings New Features
Written by Michael Larabel in systemd on 21 November 2012 at 12:43 PM EST. 5 Comments
A new version of systemd was released today by Lennart Poettering. The systemd 196 release brings many new features.

- For udev there is now support for loading additional device properties from an indexed database.

- Systemd's Journal has gained support for a message catalog that is an indexed database to link-up additional information with journal entries.

- Python Journal bindings have new features as well as the Journal API.

- Systemd now supports "hybrid sleep" on supported kernels.

- Systemd now mounts the EFI variables file-system by default.

- Support for various legacy and distribution-specific bits have been removed.

- Various other changes.

All of the systemd 196 alterations can be found out from Lennart's release announcement on the systemd-devel list. For those that missed it, some Gentoo developers have forked udev after not being happy with the direction of udev within the systemd world.

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