Just in case any of you are running a slightly older Linux system that is still running systemd 228, it turns out there was a local root exploit in that version.
With systemd having the most commits ever in 2015 for this project, I was curious to see how the statistics for 2016 compared... To some surprise, the number of commits to systemd fell sharply and the code churn is also down to a point not seen in a few years.
Lennart Poettering has announced the release of systemd 232 and as usual this new release is packing a significant amount of new features.
For those fond of the open and free RISC-V instruction set architecture, the basic changes have been made so systemd now supports this CPU architecture.
We have already covered some of the interesting talks from this year's systemd conference including how to use it for application sandboxing, a new wireless daemon coming to replace wpa_supplicant, and BUS1 is on the way. But saving the best for last in another presentation to watch this weekend for those interested in systemd: Lennart Poettering's state of the union address for systemd and a look ahead to 2017 features.
Another one of the interesting systemd.conf 2016 presentations in Berlin was a talk by Djalal Harouni of EndoCode for using systemd to carry out application sandboxing.
In addition to the BUS1 presentation, also exciting from the systemd.conf 2016 conference is a thorough walkthrough of a new wireless daemon for Linux being developed by Intel's Open-Source Technology Center.
Landing over night in systemd Git were several new tunables for offering better system security/protection. The systemd-udevd.service is also now run in a Seccomp-based sandbox to prohibit any network access.
Systemd 232 is right around the corner to succeed the systemd 231 release from July.
Systemd-mount is the newest tool added to systemd by Lennart Poettering.
Just as expected, systemd 231 is now official!
It's been a while since the last systemd release (230 in May) while it looks like the systemd 231 release is imminent.
Systemd 230 was released just last week and it has taken heat not only for opening up FBDEV to potential security issues, which already reverted, but also for changing the default behavior of user processes.
Last week's release of systemd 230 ended up shipping with a change that made it more easy for processes running as a user to snoop on frame-buffer devices. That change has already been reverted for the next systemd update.
A change made in the recent release of systemd 230 makes it easy for rogue user processes to be able to spy on your desktop, assuming a few conditions are met.
A new release of systemd is available this weekend.
The last major systemd update was all the way back in November, which is rather strange considering their normal frequent releases, but that changed today with the release of systemd 229.
Last weekend at FOSDEM, Lennart Poettering was one of the keynote speakers where he presented on systemd's user-space plans for the years.
In 2015 there was 5,466 commits to the systemd repository, which was noticeably more than any year in the past.
While KDBUS has yet to be mainlined as it was sent back to the drawing board, at least some of the systemd developers are working on a new kernel bus implementation called BUS1.
Lennart Poettering has put out a new blog post today to better explain sd-event, the systemd Event Loop API.
David Herrmann has announced the release of systemd 228.
Systemd.conf, the inaugural systemd conference for developers, has successfully concluded in Berlin.
It doesn't look like KDBUS will be ready for merging into the mainline Linux kernel anytime soon.
The first-ever systemd conference began today in Berlin and runs through Saturday.
There's a lengthy article out that goes through the innards of systemd's architecture.
Lennart Poettering released systemd 227 a few minutes ago with what he describes as "lot's of new awesomeness, and many bugfixes!"
Systemd 227 hasn't been released yet but it appears that it will be coming out quite soon. Here's a look at some of the changes.
The newest open-source service/init manager trying to compete with systemd is System XVI.
Systemd developers plan to release systemd 226 next week and with this release will come new features.
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