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posted by azrael on Sunday September 21 2014, @07:37AM   Printer-friendly
from the use-as-much-as-you-want dept.

A developer affiliated with has announced and released a fork of systemd, sardonically named uselessd.

The gist of it:

uselessd (the useless daemon, or the daemon that uses less... depending on your viewpoint) is a project which aims to reduce systemd to a base initd, process supervisor and transactional dependency system, while minimizing intrusiveness and isolationism. Basically, it’s systemd with the superfluous stuff cut out, a (relatively) coherent idea of what it wants to be, support for non-glibc platforms and an approach that aims to minimize complicated design.

uselessd is still in its early stages and it is not recommended for regular use or system integration, but nonetheless, below is what we have thus far.

They then go on to tout being able to compile on libc implementations besides glibc, stripping out unnecessary daemons and unit classes, working without udev or the journal, replacing systemd-fsck with a service file, and early work on a FreeBSD port (though not yet running).

Responses from the wider Linux community are yet to be heard.

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  • (Score: 2) by The Mighty Buzzard on Sunday September 21 2014, @10:40AM

    by The Mighty Buzzard (18) Subscriber Badge <> on Sunday September 21 2014, @10:40AM (#96237) Homepage Journal

    There isn't one per se aside from them both being created for the same reason and the founders of both being on good terms. Odds aren't bad the same person submitted both though as we do have a fair amount of user crossover. If all else fails, ask Xenix Aficionado; I know I at least monitor the comments of articles I submit.

    Also, pipedot articles don't tend to sit in the accepted-but-not-yet-published queue for quite as many hours before they show up so it could very well have been posted to both sites within minutes of each other. Right now regular users, and even team members who aren't site admins like myself, can't see what's been queued but look for that feature in the 14.10 update.

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