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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.

The vote results can be found here

The winners are:

Option 4 "General Resolution is not required"

 
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  • (Score: 2) by CoolHand on Wednesday November 19 2014, @04:52PM

    by CoolHand (438) on Wednesday November 19 2014, @04:52PM (#117747) Journal

    True 'dat, brother..
    I'm also having to run a debian based virtual machine on my PC-BSD desktop for web browsing so I can easily get true JAVA client support for several things that I'm required to use at work. (there may be a few more native solutions but they seemed to be quite complicated and I haven't had time yet to make the attempt)

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  • (Score: 1) by linuxrocks123 on Wednesday November 19 2014, @06:02PM

    by linuxrocks123 (2557) on Wednesday November 19 2014, @06:02PM (#117765) Journal

    FreeBSD docs say icedtea-web should work. And FreeBSD has a Linux kernel emulation mode that should work for web browsing even if that doesn't. I'd look into it again if I were you unless you've already ruled all those options out.

    • (Score: 2) by CoolHand on Wednesday November 19 2014, @06:27PM

      by CoolHand (438) on Wednesday November 19 2014, @06:27PM (#117778) Journal
      icedtea-web does not work... I believe the Linux kernel emulation was the other option at which I was looking, but there was some bugaboo with 32bit vs 64 bit, and it just sounded messy, and since I had umpteen other conversion issues and ton of real work to get finished, I quit there. I will revisit it someday..
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