Re: systemd as external dependency

On Wed, 18.05.11 15:49, Josselin Mouette (joss debian org) wrote:

> Le mercredi 18 mai 2011 à 14:09 +0200, Lennart Poettering a écrit : 
> > systemd itself has very minimal external dependencies. You need Linux,
> > udev, D-Bus, and that's it. (there are a couple of additional optional
> > deps however).
> I don’t have anything against requiring systemd, since it is definitely
> the best init system out there currently, but the Linux dependency is an
> absolute no-no for us. Having optional Linux-only functionalities is OK;
> requiring Linux is not.

Quite frankly, I'd like to question this. In the light of GNOME OS I
think we need to ask ourselves the question if we do ourselves any good
if we continue to support all kinds of kernels that simply cannot keep
up with Linux anymore.


Lennart Poettering - Red Hat, Inc.

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