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From: "Anthony G. Basile" <blueness@g.o>
Subject: Re: Re: The future of sys-apps/openrc in Gentoo
Date: Mon, 05 Jul 2010 09:03:01 -0400
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On 07/04/10 23:32, Nirbheek Chauhan wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 5, 2010 at 7:53 AM, Richard Freeman <rich0@g.o> wrote:
>> On 07/04/2010 04:09 PM, Jory A. Pratt wrote:
>>>
>>> For those of you not on the #gentoo-dev channel, I just announced I am
>>> gonna be looking at the openrc code and fixing the bugs and working to
>>> continue the development. Anyone that is interested in helping please
>>> feel free to contact me off list to discuss how we will handle getting
>>> openrc back on track.
>>>
>>
>> Well, openrc isn't any worse than baselayout-1 for upstream support.
>> However, I do agree that we should strongly try to standardize on
something
>> that is more cross-platform if possible.
>>
>> I'd rather not push to make openrc stable (which means lots of
migration for
>> users), only to then move to something else anyway.  Why have two
migrations
>> when you can just have one?
>>
>
> The reason why people want to do an openrc migration right now is
> because we don't know when we'll find something else to move to; make
> it work with gentoo, make it work for everyone, iron out all the bugs,
> and push it to stable. In all probability, and looking at our past
> experience with pushing openrc to stable, it *will* take years. It's
> too much work to maintain both baselayout-1 *and* openrc *and* find
> something else to move to. It's best to move to openrc (which has
> numerous benefits over baselayout-1, and has a maintainer now), and
> then see what we can do.
>

That's true, but there's also the fact that openrc has merits which
make it an attractive choice --- it is not just that we're stuck with
it.  We've all used other init systems.  I like openrc best.  Its
excellent for servers and compatible with all the goodies people want
on desktops.  It is one of the features that attracted me to Gentoo.
I'm going to be helping Jory and Patrick with this one.  If people
feel strongly that we need another init system, it would be
interesting to have Gentoo compatible with others (although this
sounds like quagmire).  However, I wouldn't want to see openrc go.



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References:
The future of sys-apps/openrc in Gentoo
-- Lars Wendler
Re: The future of sys-apps/openrc in Gentoo
-- Ryan Hill
Re: Re: The future of sys-apps/openrc in Gentoo
-- Jory A. Pratt
Re: Re: The future of sys-apps/openrc in Gentoo
-- Richard Freeman
Re: Re: The future of sys-apps/openrc in Gentoo
-- Nirbheek Chauhan
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