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Bug#727708: multiple init systems - formal resolution proposal

On Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 01:24:12PM +0100, Olav Vitters wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 9:52 AM, Josselin Mouette <joss@debian.org> wrote:
> > Le mardi 28 janvier 2014 à 08:16 +0100, Ansgar Burchardt a écrit :
> >> No. My question isn't about logind, but about using a user systemd
> >> session to supervise processes started by the session. IIRC both GNOME
> >> and KDE were mentioned to consider this feature.
> >
> > I wouldn't worry much about such features, at least not for jessie. They
> > will most likely be fallbacks, and in the unlikely case they are at
> > build time, we could always put the two binaries in the same package
> > with dynamic detection, thus working around this requirement.
> Fallback is intended, so for near future you'd be ok. Longer term, I
> expect almost no maintenance to occur from GNOME side, so be prepared
> to handle the maintenance if nobody else does.

The freeze for jessie will be in November 2014, so it will ship with
GNOME 3.14 (or earlier).

Am I reading your email correctly that can Debian assume that for the 
GNOME in jessie proper fallbacks will be in place, so that GNOME in 
jessie will work fine with init systems other than systemd?

> Regards,
> Olav (GNOME release team dude for the people who don't know)



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