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Bug#727708: call for votes on default Linux init system for jessie

On Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 09:12:54AM -0800, Keith Packard wrote:
> Ian Jackson <ijackson@chiark.greenend.org.uk> writes:
> > I think it doesn't make sense to allow people to require a non-default
> > init.
> I think this position is consistent with allowing each maintainer broad
> autonomy, and not overly burdening them with requirements that may make
> it difficult or impossible to provide bug fixes and other improvements
> From newer upstream versions.
> Yes, I'd consider it a bug, but I'm not sure it reaches the level of an
> RC bug.

For anyone intending to make Debian the laughingstock of the open source
world, here is a good opportunity:

  Debian decides that Upstart is the default init system for jessie,
  but it's default desktop GNOME forces the installation of systemd.

> Ian.


BTW: Yes, the "default desktop for jessie" discussion that is scheduled 
     for August is also intertwingled with the init system issue...


       "Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
        of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
       "Only a promise," Lao Er said.
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