[Dev] notsystemd v234.1 release announcement

Luke Shumaker lukeshu at lukeshu.com
Fri Sep 15 18:30:46 GMT 2017

I am pleased to announce the 4th release of "notsystemd", v234.1.

notsystemd is a project to turn the various components of systemd into
independent pieces that can be used no matter which software is used
for PID 1; in a similar spirit to eudev or elogind.

This release is almost identical to 233.1, but has been updated for
systemd 234.  This brings the exciting change that Meson is now a
supported alternative to the GNU Autotools when building notsystemd.
It also brings some changes to how systemd-npawn behaves.

| Notice:
| - The default behavior of `systemd-nspawn --register=no` has
|   changed.  Non-systemd users will probably wish to start using
|   `systemd-nspawn --register=no --keep-unit` (and some systemd users
|   will as well).
| - notsystemd's nspawn likely has issues with resource-control when
|   using cgroup v2.  This potential bug has not yet been fully
|   investigated.  It has likely been present in all versions of
|   notsystemd.  However, this is of slightly more concern now, as
|   OpenRC gained support for cgroup v2 yesterday.
|   I have chosen to go ahead and release v234.1 despite this issue,
|   since (1) it probably in all previous releases as well, and it
|   wasn't an issue then, (2) Parabola's systemd users aren't using
|   cgroup v2 resource-control unless they went out of their way to
|   set systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=on on the kernel command
|   line, and (3) OpenRC users aren't using cgroup v2 unless they are
|   manually installing from OpenRC's git.

At a minimum, the following utilities from notsystemd should be
functional on non-systemd systems:


The sources are at https://repo.parabola.nu/other/notsystemd/

Pre-built packages have been released to the [libre] repository for
Parabola GNU/Linux-libre.

Happy hacking,
~ Luke Shumaker

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