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Re: Bug#727708: Fsck SystemD and its developers and its users. GR to override this please.

On 02/10/2014 06:47 PM, Clint Byrum wrote:
> It is pretty ridiculous to me to consider the basic plumbing on the
> system as replaceable as the thing that decides where on the screen my
> shortcut to Google search for "lolcatz" goes.

I fully agree on that and other DDs already mentioned that in
the ITP for OpenRC as well. Most users won't actually be able to
tell what kind of init system they want, they just want a reliable,
fast and secure solution. That's what should be kept in mind when
making that decision.

It's like being able to customize internal parts of your cars engine
when ordering one from your dealer. Customers don't care who the
manufacturer of your ignition system is as long it's the best
possible one. (Yes, I know comparisons with cars are bad ;)).

Neglecting reliability and maintainability for the sake of being
able to choose such a core component is a bad idea. I do not
think it's really feasible to maintain several init systems, it
just affects too many components of the system.

We don't even manage to maintain two versions of ffmpeg (the original
and the fork) even though many users actually prefer the original. How
should this even work with the init system then?


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