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

On Tue, Jul 16, 2013 at 09:17:58AM +0800, Thomas Goirand wrote:
> On 07/16/2013 02:19 AM, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 04:18:17PM +0800, Thomas Goirand wrote:

> >> If OpenRC goes up to the shape I expect, it will have a huge advantage
> >> over systemd and Upstart: it will not be controversial,

> > That's not true at all.

> >> throwing away non-Linux ports, and taking over the whole of the system. 
> >> It will just be an improvement, and that's it.

> > It will be a minor improvement that does nothing to address the problems
> > with sysvinit that upstart and systemd aim to solve

> Like?

- Reliable, low-maintenance system startup (no races / ordering bugs)
- Reliable service supervision
- Fast startup
- Sensible dynamic service management in response to post-boot events
  (network up/down, device add/remove, etc).
- Simple, declarative syntax

My understanding is that OpenRC only addresses the last of these points, and
adds nothing over sysv-rc for the rest.

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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