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From: Mike Gilbert <floppym@g.o>
Subject: Re: s/udev/mdev, how to proceed?
Date: Sun, 04 Dec 2011 12:27:57 -0500
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
> upstream.
> 
> 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[1] to write a how-to or something.

[1] http://wiki.gentoo.org

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