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Re: Ubuntu will switch to systemd

On Fri, 14 Feb 2014, Noah Meyerhans wrote:
> I'm not sure I understand why. Debian and Ubuntu have been using
> different init systems for some time now, with Ubuntu on upstart and
> Debian on sysvinit. Why should our change of defaults really matter to
> them, when they weren't using our default anyway?
> Or might they be resigned to the "tight coupling" that Ian Jackson is so
> worried about? As Debian becomes more tightly bound to systemd, using
> something else may prove increasingly difficult.

Well, it is difficult to second-guess Shuttelworth, but the "tight coupling"
is likely to be part of it.  This was a non-issue with sysvinit (for Debian)
and upstart (for Ubuntu), but with systemd we will have to get involved

Debian and Ubuntu together have enough weight to affect systemd development
somewhat, and more imporantly, enough resources to permanently maintain a
fork should that ever become necessary (I have no reasons to belive it will
happen, and I don't count minor distro-specific changes as a fork).

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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