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Re: Survey answers part 3: systemd is not portable and what this means for our ports

On 07/14/2013 04:57 PM, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
> On 07/14/2013 06:45 AM, Thomas Goirand wrote:
>> These aren't the only viable option and you know it. FYI, OpenRC port to
>> Debian is doing well, and it is already able to boot a Debian system
>> with current init script unmodified. Remaining to do:
>> - support for update-rc.d
>> - support for invoke-rc.d
>> - finish the init.d script compatibility (not much remaining to do)
>> - make it work with an unmodified /etc/inittab
>> - add support for X-Start-Before (that might be the hardest part)
> OpenRC has already been discussed for Debian for over a year, it's still
> not fully ported and working, yet you claim the port is doing well.
> Are you seriously expecting anyone to use such a patch work on a
> productive machine?

I'm mentoring the GSoC port, and yes, it's doing well: there is
improvements every week. I was impressed last time I tried by what has
been done.

> The difference is, however, systemd is already there, has matured and a
> strong upstream community. Why should we settle for something which
> doesn't even have a foreseeable future of upstream maintainership?

Ah... So you believe Gentoo will die? Interesting view point!


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