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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 Tork on Monday September 22 2014, @04:54AM

    by Tork (3914) Subscriber Badge on Monday September 22 2014, @04:54AM (#96603)

    It still is a blatant misrepresentation of the AC's words and a leading question fallacy.

    Correction, yadda yadda yadda.

    But let us note that didn't happen. He was kicked out for a political donation, not harassment or intimidation.

    Are you, at all, familiar with what his donation was used for?

    The anti-bigot bigotry was worse than the alleged bigotry that they were protesting. After all, it cost someone their job.

    His voluntary resignation was worse than the years a lot of same sex couples could not get married? Seriously?

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