BusyBox Drops Systemd Support
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 1 November 2015 at 07:44 AM EST. 60 Comments
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Following the recent BusyBox 1.24 release, the developers behind this "Swiss Army Knife of embedded Linux" have decided to drop systemd support.

BusyBox developer Denys Vlasenko pushed this commit where he explained, "systemd people are not willing to play nice with the rest of the world. Therefore there is no reason for the rest of the world to cooperate with them."

Dropping the systemd integration is just eliminating 76 lines of code. This systemd support was optional and the systemd integration was just a simple listener function for daemons controlled by systemd. Nevertheless, this commit has been getting much attention this weekend over the strong language in the commit message.
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