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posted by janrinok on Wednesday November 19 2014, @11:25AM   Printer-friendly
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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.

The vote results can be found here

The winners are:

Option 4 "General Resolution is not required"

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  • (Score: 2) by FatPhil on Wednesday November 19 2014, @03:34PM

    by FatPhil (863) <reversethis-{if.fdsa} {ta} {tnelyos-cp}> on Wednesday November 19 2014, @03:34PM (#117713) Homepage
    V: 14532 iwj Ian Jackson

    So even IJ preferred the head in the sand approach to "Support for other init systems is recommended, but not mandatory".

    I like the guy, of all the big-name Debianites, he's probably one of the top 3 that I agree with most often, but if even he can't work out the consequences of such voting, then he's as naive as the other 89. He needs to watch /The People vs. Larry Flint/, and understand that in order to keep the small thing you want alive, you sometimes have to keep bigger things, not all of which you want, alive.

    And here's his resignation letter:
    The majority of the project have voted to say that it was wrong of me
    to bring this GR at this time. Despite everything that's happened, I
    respectfully disagree.

    And on that, I call bullshit. He put "the GR was wrong of me to call" *higher* than "Support for other init systems is recommended, but not mandatory".
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