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Bug#727708: Thoughts on Init System Debate



Steve Langasek writes ("Bug#727708: Thoughts on Init System Debate"):
> On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 08:41:32PM -0800, Don Armstrong wrote:
...
> > 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.

This is a very good question.

Don, seriously, if there is something I could go and implement or fix
in upstart that would convince you, that would be a lot easier and
more fun than arguing on the internet.

It might also demonstrate how easy it is to work on.  (NB at the time
of writing I have not looked at the upstart code other than to glance
at a couple of screenfuls' worth to estimate the code density when I
did a wc.)

Ian.


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