Systemd 217 Updated In Debian & Soon Making Its Way To Ubuntu 15.04
Written by Michael Larabel in Debian on 30 November 2014 at 09:19 AM EST. Add A Comment
DEBIAN --
Users of Debian and its derivatives can soon expect to find systemd 217.

Systemd 217 brings many features and is currently the latest systemd stable release. Systemd 217 brought its experimental user console daemon, support for job timeouts, logind enhancements, udev updates, KDBUS handling improvements, and a plethora of other work.

Debian experimental wasn't quick to receive systemd 217 due to a focus on bug fixing for Debian 8.0 "Jessie" now that it's into the feature freeze period. Fortunately, this weekend Martin Pitt of Canonical updated systemd in Debian experimental to v217. Martin is also planning to put systemd 217 soon into the Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid archive.


With Ubuntu 15.04 is when the switch to systemd is happening from Upstart. On Ubuntu 14.10 it's also possible to try out systemd.
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