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

On Fri, 2012-08-10 at 17:04 +0900, heroxbd@gentoo.org wrote:
> 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
>   http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2012/04/msg00547.html
> > 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.

Debian is supposed to be an integrated system.  We, the developers,
choose what can reasonably be integrated.

Users always have the freedom to run other software that we don't
package, or to use (or develop) derivatives that replace some core


Ben Hutchings
Unix is many things to many people,
but it's never been everything to anybody.

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