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Bug#727708: init system coupling etc.

Lucas Nussbaum writes ("Bug#727708: init system coupling etc."):
> I must admit that I only followed this part of the discussion from a
> distance.

Fair enough.

> On 12/02/14 at 14:08 +0000, Ian Jackson wrote:
> > [loose coupling]
> > 
> >    Software outside of an init system's implementation may not require
> >    a specific init system to be pid 1, although degraded operation is
> >    tolerable.
> This is super vague. What does being "outside of an init system's
> implementation" mean? What does "degraded operation" mean?

Yes.  I agree that it's vague.  I'm open to better and clearer
suggestions.  When I wrote this I was hoping that the policy process
would be able to refine the details but perhaps that's overoptimistic.

I'm also open to suggestions that we should extend the discussion
period to facilitate improvements to this and other options.  How long
do people think we need ?

(I'll deal with the rest of your mail later.)


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