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posted by LaminatorX on Wednesday October 08 2014, @01:33AM   Printer-friendly
from the needs-a-systemd-port dept.

According to an email sent to the Debian debian-devel-announce mailing list by Adam D. Barratt, the Debian GNU/kFreeBSD port is in grave danger of being dropped from the upcoming Debian 8 "Jessie" release. Debian GNU/kFreeBSD runs the GNU userland tools, the GNU C library and the Debian package set on top of the FreeBSD kernel.

Barratt states:

We remain gravely concerned about the viability of this port. Despite the reduced scope, we feel that the port is not currently of sufficient quality to feature as a fully supported release architecture in Jessie.

We therefore advise the kFreeBSD porters that the port is in danger of being dropped from Jessie, and invite any porters who are able to commit to working on the port in the long term to make themselves known *now*.

We will assess the viability of kFreeBSD in Jessie on or after 1st November, and a yes/no decision will be taken at that time.

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  • (Score: 2) by VLM on Wednesday October 08 2014, @12:10PM

    by VLM (445) on Wednesday October 08 2014, @12:10PM (#103538)

    "MdI seemed intent on copying every bad idea from Microsoft and ignoring any good ones. "

    Sounds like a creeping featuritis init system thats been widely discussed lately.

    I tell ya, EEE embrace extend extinguish is whats going on. After EEE gets far enough, some submarine patent is going to surface and its bye bye linux hello marketing FUD for the competitor. SCO 2.0

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  • (Score: 2) by mtrycz on Wednesday October 08 2014, @01:16PM

    by mtrycz (60) on Wednesday October 08 2014, @01:16PM (#103554)

    You seem to be forgetting that it's not an init system, but a base OS. It does contain an init system, logically, but it's certainly not limited to one, neither in practice nor by design.

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