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Re: sysvinit VS initng VS upstart VS launchd (Was: Future New Init for FC7?)

Patrice Dumas wrote:
On Fri, Apr 06, 2007 at 10:50:42AM +0200, Rudolf Kastl wrote:
there are around 20 wms i know offhand that arent in the distribution yet.

Ok, I am not a wm specialist, I am just saying that actually there is
a large choice of wm thanks to fedora extras, and our job is to
integrate them, not to reject because it is harder to maintain many wm
and confusing for the users.

A window manager is very different from a init script system. We don't currently allow individual maintainers to put different kernels into Fedora repository. A init system is very similar.

For a alternatively init system to properly work with the system requires all packages that provide init scripts to also provide a different one for each different init system that we have in the repository unless they have a SysV init compatibility mode.

This is quite a large amount of integration work required which packagers not be interested in. Some sort of experimental version is ok for testers in the development branch but this wouldnt scale much for the "stable" branches that we have to maintain.

Do you see that as a problem? If so what is the solution that you are suggesting?


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