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On 07/04/2010 02:39 PM, Ryan Hill wrote:
> On Sun, 4 Jul 2010 17:17:25 +0200
> Fabio Erculiani <email@example.com> wrote:
>> How are we supposed to handle the amount of installations out there
>> that are using OpenRC then?
>> OpenRC/bl-2 have proven to be a big improvement over the old stuff. I
>> am for fixing current bugs, and keep it maintenance mode at least.
>> I'm already spread over several things but I could give a hand to
>> other devs willing to take over.
>> The only reason why OpenRC has not come up for stabilization by it's
>> maintainers is the fact that everytime there's a new version readied
>> for release, on the horizon there's new incompatible changes being
>> planned for the next version. The OpenRC maintainers in Gentoo have
>> always chosen to wait until OpenRC settles down a little bit. Now with
>> the plan to drop support for certain features (ADSL and PPP support in
>> the networking code), it's going to rewrite more Gentoo people to step
>> up to develop and maintain this code.
> I would say it's settled down now.
> I don't think stable can wait another 2-3 years on baselayout-1 while we
> switch to yet another rc system.
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.
Jory A. Pratt anarchy -at- gentoo.org
Gentoo Mozilla Lead
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