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From: "Olivier Crête" <tester@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: The future of sys-apps/openrc in Gentoo
Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2010 17:26:55
Message-Id: 1282584393.4313.6.camel@TesterTop4
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: The future of sys-apps/openrc in Gentoo by Gilles Dartiguelongue
On Mon, 2010-08-23 at 17:05 +0200, Gilles Dartiguelongue wrote:
> Le lundi 05 juillet 2010 à 08:57 +0000, Duncan a écrit : > [lots of stuff about bashisms and posix] > > So let's stabilize OpenRC and be done with it, and /then/ we can debate > > where we want to go from there. > > > > YES, let's get it stable. > > However please consider not re-adding bashisms and/or not make it less > POSIX shell compliant than it already is at light speed. It is a great > thing that openrc tries to achieve and allows more use of openrc than > basic desktop/server gentoo usage (think embedded and other distros). > At least one other distro did this move a while ago (debian) and I don't > think they will go back. Seeing they are also moving to a dependency > based init system, they probably could just run a fork of openrc (for > their init scripts are not exactly compatible with what we do).
Other distributions are going one step further and are going for shell-free boot. We should follow that lead. -- Olivier Crête tester@g.o Gentoo Developer


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