The State Of Systemd In Debian (2016)
Written by Michael Larabel in Debian on 6 July 2016 at 09:40 AM EDT. 31 Comments
DEBIAN --
Debian developer Michael Biebl has presented a status update on systemd in Debian at this week's DebConf 16 event in Cape Town, South Africa.

On Tuesday was a presentation by Biebl about systemd in Debian and the progress that's been made with systemd as the default init system for the past year. The video presentation has yet to be uploaded, but there are PDF slides for those interested.

The Debian developers have been able to keep systemd into good shape for their distribution by running tests on every upstream commit, working to upstream as much of their own patches as possible, implementing libsystemd-shared, etc. Adoption of systemd in Debian has certainly grown with Debian Stretch having significantly more systemd service files than Debian Jessie, but there are still more SysVinit/init script files present in Debian than service files.

More details on the state of systemd in Debian via PDF slides. Update: The video is now available (WebM).
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