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Re: On init in Debian

On Wed, 2012-03-21 at 14:44 +0100, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
> ]] Svante Signell 

> > Regarding who is expert or not, can the people who considers themselves
> > as such (others shouldn't bother) do a _scientific_ comparison of the
> > three alternatives with respect to important features. First step would
> > be to write down which aspects are important, and continue from there.
> > Also, practical experiments are needed to verify statements made.
> I'd rather work on making systemd better and a better init system for
> Debian than to satisfy some academic desire for a comparison of init
> systems.

How on earth would anybody be able to make a decision if there are no
comparisons between the alternatives available? Throw a dice, rely on
gut feelings, or what? Since everybody is so damned biased in opinions,
I don't see any alternative to making a thorough investigation. This
could be a useful GSoC task. If case the "experts" approve that somebody
not senior or expert enough enough do the work. This would be much more
intersting than writing a systemd-to-initscript converter.

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