Bug#727708: package to change init systems
On Mon, Feb 03, 2014 at 03:13:06PM +0000, Ian Jackson wrote:
> Bdale Garbee writes ("Bug#727708: package to change init systems"):
> > I've been trying to avoid making decisions now about what happens beyond
> > jessie, but I would not object to including that text since I think it's
> > true for at least some values of "support".
> OK, good.
> After a bit of wordsmithing and rearrangement I now have this:
> == clarification text for all versions except GR ==
> This decision is limited to selecting a default initsystem for
> jessie. We expect that Debian will continue to support multiple
> init systems for the foreseeable future; we continue to welcome
> contributions of support for all init systems.
> The additions, compared to the previous version, are
> * add "for jessie" to the first sentence
> * add the new "expect continue to support" wording as discussed
> above (and make it the start of a new sentence as that seems
> to read better).
> As I say in the heading comment, this text would appear in both the
> T (tight coupling) and L (loose coupling) versions.
> Adrian, does that address your point ? I think that phrasing makes it
> clear that the remaining text (whether T or L) applies past jessie,
Unfortunately it makes it even worse, this is just adding some
(non-binding) expectations to a paragraph that now starts with
This decision is limited to selecting a default initsystem
I would still read the paragraphs starting with "Software" as
implicitely being covered by the (now twice) "in/for jessie"
that is there previously.
Please add some kind of either "For jessie and later releases, "
or "For jessie, " to the "Software" paragraphs to make it clear.
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of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
"Only a promise," Lao Er said.
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