Lennart Poettering introduced the system manager systemd release 198, a remarkable addition utilities bootctl, systemd-activate and kernel-install, support for SSL in systemd-journal-gatewayd, the ability to manage limited resources on the fly, support overriding options unit-file through the creation of individual files in a directory, the ability to use one boot partition for different distributions.

Systemd combines the functions of the system initialization mechanism to control the background process, a service for logging events and facilities management services, sessions, users and connected devices. To determine the parameters of services used in Systemd unit-set of configuration files, rather than processing scripts in a shell-script. The system aims at intensive parallelization service execution at boot system, having incorporated the best features of systems such as launchd (Mac OS X), SMF (Solaris) and Upstart (Ubuntu, older versions of Fedora). At present, the use of systemd already switched distributions like Fedora, openSUSE, Mandriva, and Arch Linux. Continue reading