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

On Sat, Feb 08, 2014 at 06:56:10PM -0500, Michael Gilbert wrote:
> Why bring such a controversial and polarizing issue before the TC if
> the outcome doesn't matter much to you?

OK, phrased badly. I don't care what it is, so long as it's not
sysvinit :)

I believe it to be broken, and not a future-proof solution, and I
assumed that was sorta taken for granted that others agreed. The general
consensus[0] is that sysvinit is not a solution going forward.

> sysvinit is maintainable and stable, so why seek to change it?

It's stable, but it's not going to be maintainable in the long-run, and
I believe it will become unmaintainable very soon.

> Paul, you know I think you're awesome, but you've stirred up a whole
> lot of trouble here with a questionable motive.

What motive is that, if I might ask?[1] :)

We were already flaming pretty hard, it was out of control, it was in
the best interest of everyone to get it resolved in a quick way. I
believed (and still believe) the TC was the best way out of the
situation, so I did the natrual thing.

I care in so far as we are able to keep Debian maintainable and use
software that allows future releases[2] to get sent to users without

> Best wishes,
> Mike

Much love,

[0]: Yes, I know tg disagrees.
[1]: Assuming ill intent are we?
[2]: of Debian itself and new upstream releases (say, GNOME)

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