System XVI Is A New, Modular Service Manager
Written by Michael Larabel in systemd on 14 September 2015 at 10:17 AM EDT. 41 Comments
SYSTEMD --
The newest open-source service/init manager trying to compete with systemd is System XVI.

System XVI is described by its developers as "a modern take on service management. It aims to incorporate useful functionality while maintaining a modular design in the UNIX tradition."

System XVI is modular and works not only on Linux systems but also FreeBSD, muslibc+BusyBox Linux systems, and more. System XVI is designed to be interface-oriented, pluggable, self-healing, and takes different design approaches than systemd.

While it doesn't appear that System XVI is backed yet by any major Linux distributions, those wishing to learn more can visit the GitHub project site.
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