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Re: A few observations about systemd

On Sun, Mar 04, 2012 at 09:12:32AM +0100, Marc Haber wrote:
> There is a different between "I don't care about portability" and "I
> won't accept any patches that are only useful on non-Linux platforms".
> The former could be remedied by submitting documented and maintained
> patches, which saves the world from early forks that ae bound to
> diverge. The latter attitude is a showstopper.

It's not a showstopper if the software is Linux-specific to begin with,
like udev. Which, btw, systemd depends on. If udev were introduced today,
would we block it because it doesn't work on kfreebsd and udev upstream
does reject any portability[1] patches added? 

Pid 1 can been seen as a kernel-specific feature, like is already the
case with Hurd port.


[1] Portability in this case being support for older Linux kernel versions

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