Re: Making -devel discussions more viable
]] Arto Jantunen
> I think the only technical decision that needs to be made at this point
> is removing the Essential mark from sysvinit. The consensus for that
> should be somewhat more reachable, even if the technical implementation
> may have some open questions.
I don't think anybody is opposed to removing the flag, the question is
how we should go about doing it. Roger Leigh has done some work on it
already, but I don't think it's complete yet, so somebody needs to put
in some more effort for it to be considered done.
> In addition to that it would be nice if everyone could agree to not work
> against a certain init implementation (for example by refusing to
> include the startup file for that init when someone else has written one
> and submited it as a wishlist bug).
I don't think it's reasonable to ask maintainers to support init systems
they don't know about and don't have any interest in. Maintainers
should be free to include startup scripts for non-sysvinit inits, but it
should not mandated they accept patches they can't meaningfully
Tollef Fog Heen
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are