On Mon, Jul 5, 2010 at 7:53 AM, Richard Freeman <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
Gentoo GNOME+Mozilla Team