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Re: choice in core infrastructure decisions (Re: Bug#684396: ITP: openrc -- alternative boot mechanism)

On 08/13/2012 04:50 AM, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> Waste of time, mdev lacks critical features like modules autoloading so 
> it is laughable to argue that it is a credible udev replacement for 
> any use case except (some) embedded systems.
> If the time will come the interested parties will fork udev, but let's 
> not overreact.
Isn't forking udev something similar to working on mdev? How many people
would you have working on a udev fork, compared to the Gentoo guys
working on mdev *already*, freeing us from a hostile upstream?

At many level, udev has been really annoying, breaking upgrades and so on.

As one wrote previously: mdev and OpenRC lack hostile upstreams! :)
If there's some people working on a "credible udev replacement", please,
let's not laugh about it, and hope it soon integrates the needed features.
I salute those trying to help to move in this direction.

Let's also not forget that we have quite some time remaining until Jessie
will be released. Can't you give them a chance?


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