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On Mon, 2010-08-23 at 19:09 +0100, Mike Auty wrote:
> On 23/08/10 18:26, Olivier Crête wrote:
> > Other distributions are going one step further and are going for
> > shell-free boot. We should follow that lead.
> Why? Presumably they're doing it by writing programs that do their own
> parsing and executing, which means they'll need a maintainer just for
> that program and they'll have to go through a few iterations to get the
> initial bugs out, and then people will have to learn how to use the
> different-yet-again language that goes with it. Why not rely on a
> prebuilt parser that devs already have to know to look after ebuilds?
Systemd uses ini style files for configuration (and symlinks). So there
really isn't much of a parser in there. And obviously, they're going
through some bugfixing right now, so when F14/F15 are out there, we can
just take their complete solution ;)
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