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Re: Re-Proposal - preserve freedom of choice of init systems

On 17 October 2014 01:36, Brian May <brian@microcomaustralia.com.au> wrote:
> If people feel strongly that init system XYZ should be supported, then
> presumably somebody will do the work to make sure it is supported, and it
> does work.
> On another topic, I think we need a GR stating that all software should work
> 100% with any window manager, especially my favourite window manager,
> Awesome.

Actually that is a *very* similar issue. Apps should be
window-manager-neutral as much as they should be init-system-neutral.
Imagine if suddenly all Gnome apps stopped working unless you were
running Metacity. It should not be up to window managers to implement
all the features that all apps use, it should be up to apps to only
depend on the common subset of features and to properly handle
situations when such features are not available.

Best regards,
    Aigars Mahinovs        mailto:aigarius@debian.org
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