Thursday, October 2, 2014

What's really wrong with systemd?

Unless you've been living under a rock or on a park bench during the past two years, you've probably heard of systemd and the numerous issues and controversies involved. You probably also have also heard about some new alternatives.

Now instead of boring you with long lengthy arguments and debatable concepts and anecdotes, I'm going to boil the core problem with systemd down to two simple points:

  • The singular aim of systemd is to get other projects to depend on it.
  • The systemd developers have a track record for not knowing what they're doing, thereby creating very fragile and unwieldy problematic software.
Now if you're looking for proof of these two points, you're free to read through the aforementioned pages I linked to, as well as search online for more. I hope you've enjoyed my summary.