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Re: call for votes on default Linux init system for jessie

Bdale Garbee <bdale@gag.com> writes:

> I propose we take the simplest possible "next step".  Let's vote just on
> the question of what the default init system for Linux architectures
> should be in jessie.  Once we have an answer to this question, it seems
> to me that we would be "over the hump" and more likely to be able to
> re-focus our attention on all the secondary questions, like what our
> transition plan should be, whether we should try to dictate a default
> for non-Linux architectures, how and to what extent alternate init
> systems should be supported, and so forth.  Most importantly, we could
> start *collaborating* again... which is something I fervently wish for!

I agree that it would be much easier to work out the implications of all
the other questions once we had a baseline decision.

> Therefore, I call for votes on the following ballot.  If any of you feel
> that this is the wrong way to proceed, feel free to vote further
> discussion above all other options.  I would appreciate votes from all
> TC members on this ballot as soon as possible, at least before the end
> of January.

> Ballot:

>   The default init system for Linux architectures in jessie should be

>   1.  systemd
>   2.  upstart
>   3.  openrc
>   4.  sysvinit (no change)
>   5.  requires further discussion.

I vote 12534.

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

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