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Re: Proposal - preserve freedom of choice of init systems

Hi Matthew,

On Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 11:45:01PM +0000, Matthew Vernon wrote:
>   Degraded operation with some init systems is tolerable, so long as
>   the degradation is no worse than what the Debian project would
>   consider a tolerable (non-RC) bug even if it were affecting all
>   users.  So the lack of support for a particular init system does not
>   excuse a bug nor reduce its severity; but conversely, nor is a bug
>   more serious simply because it is an incompatibility of some software
>   with some init system(s).
>   Maintainers are encouraged to accept technically sound patches
>   to enable improved interoperation with various init systems.

Assuming that a desktop system only works with logind session
management for screen locking, and that no other software has yet been
produced which provides this functionality; This sounds like it would be
an RC bug from the above, but without anyone identified to put the work
in to fix it.

I'm very wary about passing resolutions which require work from future
persons unidentified. Presumeably it would need a person who is a) keen
on the desktop system in question and also b) keen on a particular init
system which isn't supported by the desktop by default.

I'm not entirely sure that this person exists, or would be able to
essentially maintain that support long term, this would leave the burden
on the maintainer to carry something they don't care about.


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