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Bug#727708: Thoughts on Init System Debate

Hi Don,

On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 08:41:32PM -0800, Don Armstrong wrote:
> Systemd's socket-based activation and cgroup based tracking are
> technically superior to upstart, even though the latter causes problems
> with portability to non-linux systems. However, if we were to decide on
> upstart, we could have just a single init system everywhere, which would
> be beneficial.[3]


> I should point out that I have not extensively examined openrc, nor have
> I taken into account planned features and development in either systemd
> or upstart which could sway my opinion.

As you say that planned features or development could sway your opinion: are
there particular features that you have in mind, here?  For instance,
correcting upstart's socket-based activation interface is on the upstart
roadmap in the jessie timeframe.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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