We are pleased to announce the GNU Shepherd version 0.8.1.  This release
represents 49 commits by 3 people, bringing a new concurrent,
event-driven core, improved logging, and on-demand service startup.

• About

  The GNU Daemon Shepherd or GNU Shepherd is a service manager written
  in Guile that looks after the herd of system services.  It provides a
  replacement for the service-managing capabilities of SysV-init (or any
  other init) with a dependency-based system with a convenient
  interface.  The GNU Shepherd 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.

  The GNU Shepherd is developed jointly with the GNU Guix project; it is
  used as the init system of Guix, GNU’s advanced GNU/Linux distribution.


• Download

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

  Use a mirror for higher download bandwidth:

  Here are the SHA1 and SHA256 checksums:

  df84c15e21b00e6237af1c243ff77dfee2373626  shepherd-0.9.0.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 shepherd-0.9.0.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 keys.openpgp.org \
        --recv-keys 3CE464558A84FDC69DB40CFB090B11993D9AEBB5

  and rerun the 'gpg --verify' command.

  This release was bootstrapped with the following tools:
    Autoconf 2.71
    Automake 1.16.5
    Makeinfo 6.7
    Help2man 1.48.5

• Changes since version 0.8.1 (excerpt from the NEWS file)

  ** The Shepherd now depends on Fibers 1.1.0 or later
  ** ‘shepherd’ no longer blocks when waiting for PID files, etc.
  ** Services without #:log-file have their output written to syslog
  ** Services with #:log-file have their output timestamped
  ** New ‘make-inetd-constructor’ procedure for inetd-style services
  ** New ‘make-systemd-constructor’ for systemd-style “socket activation”
  ** New ‘start-in-the-background’ procedure
  ** Services can now be “transient” (see the manual for details)
  ** New #:supplementary-groups parameter for ‘make-forkexec-constructor’
  ** New #:create-session? parameter for ‘make-forkexec-constructor’
  ** New #:resource-limits parameter for ‘make-forkexec-constructor’
  ** Log file of unprivileged ‘shepherd’ is now under $XDG_DATA_DIR
  ** Do not reboot upon ‘quit’ when running as root but not PID 1
  ** Improved documentation and examples
  ** The Shepherd can no longer be built with Guile 2.0
  ** Work around Guile 3.0.[5-7] compiler bug
  ** Updated translations: da, de, sv, uk

Please report bugs to bug-g...@gnu.org.
Join guix-de...@gnu.org for discussions.

Ludovic, on behalf of the Shepherd herd.

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