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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 boycottsystemd.org 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: 1) by fritsd on Sunday September 21 2014, @06:43PM

    by fritsd (4586) on Sunday September 21 2014, @06:43PM (#96397) Journal

    "considering that programmers are supposed to be logical, thoughtful, analytical people because well, how else could you stare at a screen of text all day and produce amazing things, some people are fucking retarded."

    You get all kinds of types..

    Maybe it's a matter of motivation:

    http://ars.userfriendly.org/cartoons/?id=20120703 [userfriendly.org]UserFriendly cartoon

    I wonder if THIS is the reason for systemd's byzantine complexity!