The Most Controversial Systemd Stories This Year
Written by Michael Larabel in systemd on 26 December 2014 at 12:34 PM EST. 6 Comments
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Going along with our many year-end lists and Linux recaps for this calendar year, here's a look at the most viewed systemd stories on Phoronix in 2014.

The most viewed systemd stories on Phoronix this year about the init manager included:

Uselessd: A Stripped Down Version Of Systemd
The boycotting of systemd has led to the creation of uselessd, a new init daemon based off systemd that tries to strip out the "unnecessary" features.

Linux Kernel Developers Fed Up With Ridiculous Bugs In Systemd
A patch was sent out today to the Linux kernel mailing list that would hide the "debug" string from showing up within the /proc/cmdline output. Why? To workaround a systemd bug. This has set off Linus Torvalds on another epic tirade.

Systemd 217 Will Introduce Its New "Consoled" User Console Daemon
Back in August I wrote about systemd working to create a new user-space VT solution that could eventually succeed the Linux kernel's VT support. With the upcoming systemd 217 release, the terminal is present.

New Group Calls For Boycotting Systemd
A new project has been established that's trying to boycott systemd and the Linux distributions utilizing systemd.

Ubuntu To Abandon Upstart, Switch To Systemd
As a huge surprise move for Valentine's Day, Mark Shuttleworth has announced Ubuntu Linux will be abandoning the Upstart init system and be migrating to systemd.

Systemd Is The Future Of Debian
Since this weekend we have known that systemd was winning the Debian init system battle, but now it's official: systemd has prevailed over Upstart in Debian.

A Major Music Company Now Backs Systemd In Debian
Yesterday on Phoronix I mentioned Debian looked to be leaning in favor of using systemd over Upstart for its default init system given the latest comments by the technical committee members. The latest support for systemd in Debian comes from a streaming music company that's a major user of Debian GNU/Linux.

Debian May Be Leaning Towards Systemd Over Upstart
While no official decision has been reached yet, it looks like Debian's technical committee may be leaning in favor of using systemd as the default init system over Upstart or other alternatives.

Latest Round Of Debian Systemd vs. Upstart Voting Ends
The latest round of voting by the Debian technical committee is now complete on deciding the future default init system of the open-source operating system.

Systemd's Network Support Frustrating Some Users
The latest controversy within the systemd camp is the new networkd support that appeared in this week's systemd 209 release. It seems the new systemd-networkd is forced upon users by default and not everyone likes this approach.

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