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Systemd 206 Brings Various Changes, Features

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Published on 23 July 2013 04:46 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in systemd
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Lennart Poettering has announced the release of systemd 206 to provide various updates and new features now that this widely-used Linux software component is back into its feature period.

Systemd 206 brings documentation to cover the many new features of systemd 205, but it also includes:

- Various systemctl improvements.

- Various journalctl improvements.

- The systemd-cryptsetup command now supports TrueCrypt volumes.

- A simplified initrd interface.

- Test coverage support can now be enabled at build time.

- Various other changes.

The systemd 206 release isn't as great as systemd 205 in terms of new code, but overall there's a lot in store for those dependent on systemd. More details can be found from the release announcement.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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