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Bug#727708: init system other points, and conclusion

Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> writes:

> * Red Hat adopted upstart but never did a wholescale conversion, and then
>   abandoned upstart in favor of systemd.  Obviously, one should not put
>   too much weight on this; Red Hat is a commercial company that has a
>   wealth of reasons for its actions that do not apply to Debian.  But I
>   think it's still worth noting that the only non-Ubuntu major adopter of
>   upstart backed away from it.


>   By comparison, upstart is effectively used only by Ubuntu, [...]

Both of these statements are incorrect.

I'm sure that somewhere in the many vast threads that we've had over the
init system, someone pointed out to me that Google's Chromium OS and
Chrome OS use upstart.  Now that I've been reminded of this, I think Steve
also mentioned it in the discussion of how upstart's upstream and
packaging development were handled.  However, it had completely dropped
out of my mind and I was unaware of it while writing the above statements.

I apologize for the misrepresentation.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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