GNU Shepherd 0.5 Init System Released
With GNU Shepherd 0.5, the init system now gracefully halts with Ctrl+Alt+Del when running as PID 1 on Linux systems and restarting a service now also restarts any dependent services... Plus services now have a "replacement" slot as well and there are various other fixes.
** Services now have a ‘replacement’ slotThere isn't too much out of GNU Shepherd 0.5, but that should please those unhappy with the systemd "feature creep" and just wanting a basic init system.
** Restarting a service now restarts its dependent services as well
** Gracefully halt upon ctrl-alt-del when running as PID 1 on GNU/Linux
** Actions can now be invoked on services not currently running
** Guile >= 2.0.13 is now required; Guile 3.0 is supported
** Unused runlevel code has been removed
** Updated translations: es, fr, pt_BR, sv
Those unfamiliar with this service/init manager can learn more at GNU.org. One of the easiest ways to try out a Linux-based system with Shepherd is via GuixSD.
More details on Shepherd 0.5 are available from today's release announcement.