Martin Pitt and his team of developers will manage the parallelization of systemd Ubuntu 18.04 LTS so that the Canonical project and Debian are fully in sync and the first does not need specific patches or specific updates, but will be updated as Debian does. This is definitely nourishing for both projects, and the update guide will be Debian Update for both systems.
Martin Pitt is responsible for the maintenance of systemd on Ubuntu during the last few months of development. And it has worked very hard to remove the old technical debt that Ubuntu had to implement the new systemd in the Canonical operating system. But the most interesting thing has been the announcement that he has made through his account of the social network Google+ and that it will come for 2018, with the version of Ubuntu mentioned above.
Martin Pitt ensures that the changes that they will make and that will appear in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS for the first time, will make the Ubuntu and Debian systemd systems fully synchronized and no need to create specific patches or updates for Ubuntu, making the new version that will be presented in the future the biggest leap in progress of all the versions seen to date. While we wait for the news in the short term and that convergence that Canonical promised us.
In my opinion, I have always said it and will continue to say it, having thousands of distros is not good, it makes developers spread their efforts in very different projects. I'm not saying that Linux becomes a FreeBSD or similar, with only one system, but perhaps with a few distros and projects it could be possible to satisfy various users and focus efforts on a more centralized point. Unity is strength, don't you say that? Diversity is good, but not so much ...
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I feel a great future. New core, new LTS, docker and now in 2 years project syncing. Without a doubt, these two will benefit each other and especially the directly derived ones like Mint and Elemantary.
You want massification in the gnu / linux system, more free software app should be developed that surpass the non-free ones and advertising these apps so that they are known and standardized when there are standardized applications, you will see the massification
as for debian and ubuntu it catches my attention, we have to wait for that version to arrive to see what happens.
I wonder if we can install unity desktop on debian easily when that sync succeeds?
Do the brothers talk again?
Joking aside, this greatly benefits the huge number of people that both Debian and its 'fork' Ubuntu encompass.
I am looking forward to seeing the performance of that service manager? -the more optimization, the better !! Eat that Wi… Soft Priv.