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posted by janrinok on Wednesday November 19 2014, @11:25AM   Printer-friendly
from the I-hope-we-don't-regret-this dept.

Ian Jackson's general resolution to prevent init system coupling has failed to pass, the majority vote deciding that the resolution is unnecessary. This means that not only will Debian's default init be systemd, but packages will not be required to support other init systems. Presumably, this means that using other init systems on Debian (without using systemd as a base) will not be possible without major workarounds, or possibly at all. It also leaves the future of Debian projects such as kFreeBSD unclear, as systemd is linux specific.

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  • (Score: 2) by canopic jug on Wednesday November 19 2014, @02:12PM

    by canopic jug (3949) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 19 2014, @02:12PM (#117663) Journal

    On the server side of things, you still have Debian/kFreeBSD. You wouldn't have many changes to migrate to that. However, for the desktop/notebook or embedded systems you are SOL unless FreeBSD supports your hardware, either raw FreeBSD or processed as Debian/kFreeBSD or PC-BSD. OpenBSD is another option, for some hardware, but because of the tight support lifecycle, you would be looking at upgrades/reinstalls every year.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 19 2014, @03:18PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 19 2014, @03:18PM (#117703)

    There was a submission here a few weeks ago about how kFreeBSD will likely be ended soon, thanks to systemd.