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Re: Bug#684396: ITP: openrc -- alternative boot mechanism that manages the services, startup and shutdown of a host

On Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 09:03:19AM +0800, Chow Loong Jin wrote:
> On 10/08/2012 08:04, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > On Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 01:16:17AM +0200, Adam Borowski wrote:
> >> Wasn't the idea of porting to non-Linux rejected by upstart's upstream? 

> > Porting upstart to non-Linux kernels has never been rejected by upstream. 
> > It just requires porters to do the porting; no one involved in upstart
> > upstream has any applicable BSD or Hurd porting experience.

> If I recall correctly, non-Linux ports were required by upstream to be
> maintained in a separate bzr branch, because upstart's upstream did not want
> compatibility code inside the main code-base. This sounds very much like "if you
> want to port it, fork it."

That was several years ago, and there's a new upstream maintainer of upstart
now.  This would be open to rediscussion if there were any interested
porters to discuss it with.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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