Re: A few observations about systemd
On Mon, 5 Mar 2012 10:14:04 +0200, Riku Voipio <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>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 patches added?
The migration to udev didn't cause double work for daemon maintainers.
Supporting systemd _and_ something portable is work for me, work for
you, work for the maintainers of at least 105 other packages (samples
from the system I am typing this on).
-------------------------------------- !! No courtesy copies, please !! -----
Marc Haber | " Questions are the | Mailadresse im Header
Mannheim, Germany | Beginning of Wisdom " | http://www.zugschlus.de/
Nordisch by Nature | Lt. Worf, TNG "Rightful Heir" | Fon: *49 621 72739834