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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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday September 21 2014, @11:34AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday September 21 2014, @11:34AM (#96255)

    For a while Pipedot were brazenly scraping Soylent's articles and comments

    As an avid pipedot reader, let me remind you that the "scraping" thing was a test, lasted for about 24 hours and was ran in agreement with SN's head.

    Second, the community at pipedot also reacted against it, so the thing was quickly dropped anyway.

    Finally, yes, there are many cross-posts by submitters, which as far as I know they're free to do (or is SN taking and enforcing the copyright on the stories once published ? honest question). Recently we had a bunch of recent and less recent articles from SN reposted to pipedot by their authors. Some have been accepted, some not.