Just as expected, systemd 231 is now official!
It's been a while since the last systemd release (230 in May) while it looks like the systemd 231 release is imminent.
Systemd 230 was released just last week and it has taken heat not only for opening up FBDEV to potential security issues, which already reverted, but also for changing the default behavior of user processes.
Last week's release of systemd 230 ended up shipping with a change that made it more easy for processes running as a user to snoop on frame-buffer devices. That change has already been reverted for the next systemd update.
A change made in the recent release of systemd 230 makes it easy for rogue user processes to be able to spy on your desktop, assuming a few conditions are met.
A new release of systemd is available this weekend.
The last major systemd update was all the way back in November, which is rather strange considering their normal frequent releases, but that changed today with the release of systemd 229.
Last weekend at FOSDEM, Lennart Poettering was one of the keynote speakers where he presented on systemd's user-space plans for the years.
In 2015 there was 5,466 commits to the systemd repository, which was noticeably more than any year in the past.
While KDBUS has yet to be mainlined as it was sent back to the drawing board, at least some of the systemd developers are working on a new kernel bus implementation called BUS1.
Lennart Poettering has put out a new blog post today to better explain sd-event, the systemd Event Loop API.
David Herrmann has announced the release of systemd 228.
Systemd.conf, the inaugural systemd conference for developers, has successfully concluded in Berlin.
It doesn't look like KDBUS will be ready for merging into the mainline Linux kernel anytime soon.
The first-ever systemd conference began today in Berlin and runs through Saturday.
There's a lengthy article out that goes through the innards of systemd's architecture.
Lennart Poettering released systemd 227 a few minutes ago with what he describes as "lot's of new awesomeness, and many bugfixes!"
Systemd 227 hasn't been released yet but it appears that it will be coming out quite soon. Here's a look at some of the changes.
The newest open-source service/init manager trying to compete with systemd is System XVI.
Systemd developers plan to release systemd 226 next week and with this release will come new features.
The latest addition to systemd is offering its own command to provide su-like behavior on Linux systems. The machinectl shell command is meant to replace su for running privileged sessions.
Prolific systemd contributor David Herrmann announced the release of systemd 223 today.
Lennart Poettering today announced systemd.conf 2015, its inaugural conference devoted to the future of systemd.
In part due to the recent news item about an NSA researcher looking at KDBUS and then having written a mailing list parser for finding how many Intel developers work on their open-source driver, for curiosity sake, here's a look at the companies most active on the systemd mailing list.
Gummiboot, the lightweight UEFI boot manager that's been around for a few years, is now dead.
For the past four years in systemd there's been a Udev accelerometer helper for exposing the device orientation as a property. With the upcoming systemd 222 release, that will change and instead users taking advantage of device orientation information should switch to iio-sensor-proxy 1.0+.
The KDBUS in-fighting between upstream Linux kernel developers was once again reignited today after a kernel developer publicly asked Linus Torvalds on the prospects of merging KDBUS.
With today's release of systemd 221 besides enabling KDBUS support being compiled in unconditionally, it also stabilizes the new SD-BUS.
One month after the huge systemd 220 update, systemd 221 is out and primarily geared for fixing bugs.
The latest controversy coming out of the systemd camp is an announcement this week that they're effectively deprecating their FreeDesktop.org-based infrastructure and looking to setup their workflow around GitHub.
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