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
both powerful and beautiful dependency-based system with a convenient
interface. It is intended for use
on GNU/Hurd, but it is supposed to work on
every POSIX-like system
where Guile is available. In
particular, it has been tested on GNU/Linux, in
the GNU system distribution.
dmd in its early development stages. It can be found on the GNU ftp
server for alpha
Documentation for dmd is available on-line, as
is documentation for most GNU software. You
may also find more information about dmd by
running info dmd.
The guix-devel mailing list is used to discuss most aspects of dmd, including development and enhancement requests.
receives notifications of commits to the version
and most other GNU software are made on
Security reports that should not be made immediately public can be
sent directly to the maintainer. If there is no response to an urgent
issue, you can escalate to the general
mailing list for advice.
dmd, and GNU in general, is a volunteer effort, and you can contribute. For
information, please read How to help GNU. If you'd
like to get involved, it's a good idea to join the discussion mailing
list (see above).
- Test releases
- Trying the latest test release (when available) is always
appreciated. Test releases of
can be found at
(via HTTP) and
git clone git://git.savannah.gnu.org/dmd.git
You can also browse the Git repository with your web browser:
For additional information, please see the
- Road map
road map was put up in November 2013. Please join
the mailing list for discussion.
is currently being maintained by Ludovic Courtès. Please use the mailing lists for contact.
is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the
terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free
Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your
option) any later version.