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Re: Bug#684396: ITP: openrc -- alternative boot mechanism

Dear Guys,

Thanks a lot for the input from Marco d'Itri, Holger Levsen and Thomas
Goirand, as well as Aron Xu off list.

md@Linux.IT (Marco d'Itri) writes:

> openrc was recently discussed on debian-devel@ and there was a large 
> consensus that it is not a credible alternative to upstart and systemd.

I think you are referring to this thread


> We do not need to be able to choose among multiple init
> implementations.

Holger Levsen <holger@layer-acht.org> writes:

> while we (thankfully) have 42++ window managers in Debian, we only
> have 5 (or so) init systems and certainly more alternatives will be
> welcomed by many people, thriving to develop the best OS... whatever
> that means ;-)

The topic of if OpenRC suits Debian is still controvasial. That's
understandable. Besides, even in Gentoo community, there is voice
doubting if OpenRC suits Gentoo.

Debian is about the freedom to choose.

I am aware of systemd, upstart, and our good plain sysv-rc as well as
file-rc. People in the last thread already debated about which is the
best for Debian. Personally I like the unix way[1] of OpenRC to do
things, and I want to let people understand my opinion by inviting
Debian users to use, evaluate and criticize it.

Cool jobs are done in Redhat community/enterprise, in Ubuntu
community/enterprise. Thanks to them we have many choices to suit our
needs. OpenRC from Gentoo community would like also serve as your
choice, with a different styple: just do one thing and do it right, not
about revolution to blow your mind.

Thanks Marco d'Itri, I have carefully reflected whether introducing
OpenRC to Debian really worth my time and effort. And I decided to do

Let's have fun guys ;)


1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unix_philosophy

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