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Re: systemd bad press? score card?

Daniel Pocock <daniel@pocock.com.au> writes:

> However, when I look for an up to date summary of the situation that is
> one of the top things revealed in Google

> Other high ranking pages on the topic don't seem to be up to date:

> https://wiki.debian.org/Debate/initsystem/
> https://wiki.debian.org/systemd

> Is there any page that anybody is maintaining with live updates on the
> key points people need to know (without digging through the threads)?

The TC is not in a position to say much at the moment.  TC voting on the
question posed Saturday hasn't ended yet (Andi hasn't voted), and even at
its conclusion, that statement is going to necessarily be fairly sparse.
There is ongoing (I hope) discussion over whether to offer technical
advice to the project on how to handle sysvinit compatibility for jessie,
dependencies, and the possibility of support for multiple init systems,
which has not concluded.  I think there's general consensus that no one
should rush into anything, packaging-wise, until we have a good idea of
how we're handling those issues, whether or not the TC is the appropriate
place to hammer them out.

In addition, given previous public statements, it seems at least somewhat
likely that we're going to have a GR, so from the press perspective the
whole question is not settled.

I personally would defer to the Debian press team to decide whether they
feel we should make a public statement at this time.  I think we're still
in the middle of our process, which I understand that a lot of people
outside the project find baffling and protracted.  I'm not sure whether
it's a good idea to comment on that or not.

My personal professional experience is that ignoring the press unless you
have something specific you want to say is a good default, but this is
*far* from my area of expertise.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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