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GNU dmd 0.1 released

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: GNU dmd 0.1 released
Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2013 23:13:48 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.130007 (Ma Gnus v0.7) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

We are pleased to announce GNU dmd version 0.1, the first of a series of
alpha releases having a positive version number.

• About

  GNU dmd is a “daemon managing daemons” (or “daemons-managing
  daemon”?)–i.e., a service manager that provides a replacement for the
  service-managing capabilities of SysV init (or any other init) with a
  powerful dependency-based system with a convenient interface.  dmd may
  also be used by unprivileged users to manage per-user daemons (e.g.,
  tor, privoxy, mcron, etc.)  It is written in Guile Scheme, and is
  configured and extended using Guile.

  GNU dmd is developed jointly with the GNU Guix project, with the goal
  of being used as the init system of GNU.

• Download

  Here are the compressed sources and a GPG detached signature[*]:

  Use a mirror for higher download bandwidth:

  Here are the MD5 and SHA1 checksums:

  f14c138bc03b819d7ad3bb184141acdd  dmd-0.1.tar.gz
  6ba20ff0e0f4bb9f708918cc473901f928116b50  dmd-0.1.tar.gz

  [*] Use a .sig file to verify that the corresponding file (without the
  .sig suffix) is intact.  First, be sure to download both the .sig file
  and the corresponding tarball.  Then, run a command like this:

    gpg --verify dmd-0.1.tar.gz.sig

  If that command fails because you don't have the required public key,
  then run this command to import it:

    gpg --keyserver --recv-keys EA52ECF4

  and rerun the 'gpg --verify' command.

  This release was bootstrapped with the following tools:
    Autoconf 2.69
    Automake 1.14
    Makeinfo 5.2

• Changes since version -0.4 (excerpt from the NEWS file)

  ** A single socket is used for communication with dmd, with a new protocol.

  The new communication protocol between 'dmd' and 'deco' is simpler,
  versioned, and extensible.

  ** The default socket name is now independent of the calling user.
  ** The socket directory is now created under $(localstatedir).
  ** The 'dmd' service has new actions 'power-off' and 'halt'; 'stop' reboots

  When dmd is running as root, as is the case when it is used as a
  PID-one init system, these actions allow 'root' to cleanly reboot or
  halt the machine.

  ** New 'reboot' and 'halt' commands.
  ** 'dmd' only write to stdout when no client is connected.
  ** The configuration file is loaded in a fresh module.
  ** 'make-forkexec-constructor' closes all file descriptors after forking.
  ** License upgraded to GPL version 3 or later.
  ** Manual license upgraded to FDL version 1.3 or later.
  ** Many bug fixes, documentation improvements, etc.

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