Bug#727708: Call for votes on init system resolution
Steve Langasek writes ("Bug#727708: Call for votes on init system resolution"):
> Here's what I think is the right technical policy, that we should be
> addressing with this resolution.
> - Packages in jessie must retain compatibility with sysvinit startup
> interfaces (i.e., init scripts in /etc/init.d).
> - Packages can require other interfaces for their operation that are
> provided by an init system implementation, but which are unrelated to
> service management; however, these requirements must be expressed in a
> way that does not tie them to a single init system package. E.g., a
> package that uses the logind dbus interfaces is absolutely free to do so,
> but must not express this usage as 'Depends: systemd'.
I'm afraid that I find this formulation too weak. So I don't intend
to withdraw my version of L in favour of something of that kind, nor
accept amendments to my L version with that effect.
You are of course entitled to propose your own wording for the ballot.