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240 systemd open-source and Linux related news articles on Phoronix since 2010.

systemd 256-rc2 Released With A Few More Features
systemd 256-rc2 Released With A Few More Features

The first release candidate of systemd 256 came just under one month ago with new features like run0 as the new sudo alternative, a new "systemd-vpick" binary, importctl as another new tool, Zboot kernel support with systemd ukify, systemd-homed improvements, and much more. Systemd 256-rc2 is out this evening with a few more features and other fixes collected over the past several weeks.

14 May 2024 - systemd 256 - 53 Comments
systemd 255-rc1 Brings "Blue Screen of Death" Support & New Tool To Spawn VMs
systemd 255-rc1 Brings "Blue Screen of Death" Support & New Tool To Spawn VMs

Systemd 255-rc1 is out this morning and it's packed with even more features for this dominant Linux init system and a growing list of other system utilities. Systemd 255 even is introducing systemd-bsod as a "Blue Screen of Death" for displaying important error messages during boot failure, systemd-vmspawn as a new tool to spawn virtual machines, and other new features.

6 November 2023 - systemd 255 - 74 Comments
systemd 254-rc2 Brings A Few More Changes
systemd 254-rc2 Brings A Few More Changes

Earlier this month brought the release of systemd 254-rc1 with a new soft-reboot mechanism, officially deprecating System V scripts, a new systemd-battery-check process that runs at boot to check any system battery level status, and various other changes. On Friday systemd 254-rc2 was released with a few more changes.

15 July 2023 - systemd 254 - 14 Comments
systemd 253 RC1 Released With New "ukify" Tool
systemd 253 RC1 Released With New "ukify" Tool

Systemd developers today released their first release candidate of the upcoming systemd 253 feature release, which introduces a new "ukify" tool and has many other changes for this dominant Linux init system.

24 January 2023 - systemd 253-rc2 - 57 Comments
systemd's Growth Over 2022
systemd's Growth Over 2022

With the end of the year upon us, it's interesting and fun running GitStats on various prominent open-source projects and looking at some of the key growth metrics over the past year. Here is a look at how systemd's Git activity has paced in 2022 compared to years prior.

28 December 2022 - systemd Git Stats - 82 Comments
Lennart Poettering Talks Up A "Brave New Trusted Boot World" For Linux
Lennart Poettering Talks Up A "Brave New Trusted Boot World" For Linux

Systemd lead developer Lennart Poettering has written a lengthy blog post entitled a "brave new trusted boot world" in which he outlines current issues with the Linux boot process and how there is a trajectory for providing the Linux boot experience with more robustness, simplicity, and trust.

25 October 2022 - Robustness & Simplicity For Linux Boots - 213 Comments
systemd 252-rc2 Released With More Changes To This Key Linux Component
systemd 252-rc2 Released With More Changes To This Key Linux Component

Two weeks ago was the release of systemd 252-rc1 with introducing the new systemd-measure command, a "support-ended" taint flag for OS images detected past their end-of-support date, and a wide variety of other changes and feature additions. Systemd 252-rc2 is now available for additional testing with various fixes plus a few more additions.

19 October 2022 - systemd 252-rc2 - 2 Comments
Systemd 251-rc2 Released With More Features
Systemd 251-rc2 Released With More Features

Just over one month after systemd 251-rc1 was released, a second release candidate to this next systemd installment is now available for testing. Systemd 251-rc2 brings yet more features to this Linux init system and service manager.

5 May 2022 - systemd 251-rc2 - 27 Comments
Systemd Blasts Ahead With A Record Number Of Commits In 2021
Systemd Blasts Ahead With A Record Number Of Commits In 2021

With the continuously growing set of features and functionality provided by systemd, this year saw the project hitting record growth in terms of commit activity that easily surpassed prior years. Surprisingly, Lennart Poettering dropped from his spot as the one responsible for the most commits each year.

28 December 2021 - systemd 2021 - 19 Comments
Systemd 250 Piles On Yet More Features With New Release Candidate
Systemd 250 Piles On Yet More Features With New Release Candidate

It was just over one week ago the systemd 250 release candidate was issued (along with a brown paper bag 250-rc2 fix-up release). Systemd 250 has a ton of changes for this init system and more while today systemd 250-rc3 was released with yet more changes in tow.

20 December 2021 - systemd 250-rc3 - 17 Comments
systemd 250 Is Coming For Christmas With A Boat Load Of New Features
systemd 250 Is Coming For Christmas With A Boat Load Of New Features

Systemd 250 is gearing up for release this month and today marked the availability of the first release candidate (and RC2 as a brown paper bag update). Systemd 250 is packing a rather large number of new features and changes across the board for this dominant Linux init system and service manager.

9 December 2021 - systemd 250 - 59 Comments
systemd OOMD Maturing Nicely, Adds Support For User Services

Systemd-oomd as the out-of-memory daemon originally developed by Facebook has been maturing nicely since being merged last year and then its most notable deployment to date has been with Fedora 34's debut earlier this year. Anita Zhang of Facebook provided an update today on the systemd-oomd effort.

23 September 2021 - systemd-oomd - 17 Comments
Dbus-Broker 28 Released

With still no sign of BUS1 on the horizon for the mainline kernel or any other successor to BUS1 or KDBUS for in-kernel IPC, Dbus-Broker remains the best bet currently in 2021 for a more performant D-Bus implementation while retaining compatibility with the D-Bus reference implementation.

17 March 2021 - Dbus-Broker 28 - 22 Comments
Systemd Had A Pretty Big 2020 With Homed, OOMD Components Merged

The systemd service and system manager had another busy year with the merging of "homed" for modernizing and reinventing home directory capabilities to "oomd" being merged for improving the Linux memory pressure / out-of-memory handling, among other new features coming to light.

29 December 2020 - systemd 2020 - 26 Comments

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