Re: systemd as external dependency

Le mercredi 18 mai 2011 à 16:18 +0200, Lennart Poettering a écrit : 
> On Wed, 18.05.11 15:49, Josselin Mouette (joss debian org) wrote:
> > 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.

By definition, another kernel cannot « keep up with Linux » if you
introduce the features you need in Linux and then expect others to have
them instantly available. In contrast, they also have features that
Linux does not.

Frankly, BSD is doing quite well. They have ported upower and I expect
to have a udisks port eventually. So far nothing has prevented GNOME
from fully working on BSD, and adding an arbitrary dependency just
because you don’t want to maintain some #ifdef’s in systemd would be a
real loss.

 .''`.      Josselin Mouette
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