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On 12/04/2011 07:50 AM, Pandu Poluan wrote:
> First of all, apologies if I'm misusing this list. But I -- well, some
> Gentoo users, actually -- would really like to replace udev with mdev.
> We're currently fixing the complete procedure to do that, and when all
> show-stopping bugs have been ironed out, would like mdev to be an option
> for those who no longer want to be held hostage by the whims of udev
> We'd very much appreciate any guidance on how to proceed, like who to
> contact, what to submit, etc.
It sounds like you're going about it in the right way.
I'm guessing you are going to run into issues with desktop-y packages.
If you can provide sane fixes or workarounds for these issues, please
file bugs with patches.
Basically, as long as your changes don't break anything and aren't
horribly ugly, I don't think you'll have too much trouble convincing
package maintainers to apply them.
You may have a harder time convincing the docs team to put it in
official documentation (like the handbook). I would suggest using the
new wiki to write a how-to or something.