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

On 17/10/14 at 17:29 +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
>  3. As far as we are aware there are currently (17th of October) no
>     bugs in jessie which would be declared RC by this GR.
>     Given the late passage of this resolution, we expect that any
>     intractable bugs which are RC by virtue only of this resolution
>     would be tagged by the release team as `jessie-ignore'.
>     So this proposal is not thought to add blockers to the jessie
>     release.
> And renumber section 3 to 4.

If you agree that this is only a matter of general technical policy, and
that the current state of jessie matches what you would like to see
after your proposal, couldn't we just agree to withdraw both proposals
now, and discuss what to do for jessie+1 later?

If someone makes changes to dependencies between their packages and init
systems that break this statu quo in jessie, you could still reintroduce
your GR proposal during the freeze. But I think that this threat would
be enough to maintain statu quo until we release (also, it is unlikely
that the release team would allow such changes to be introduced during
the freeze).

What do you think?


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