On Sun, Dec 18, 2011 at 10:34:11AM +0100, todd rme wrote:
There are teams who either volunteer or are payed to support different parts of openSUSE, such as the different desktop environments. If a group of systemv enthusiasts wants to step up and provide long-term support for systemv, as is currently being done e.g. with KDE3, I suspect this would be possible. The problem is trying to make the current team do two jobs when they already have enough trouble just doing one.
AFAICT not much effort has gone into sysvinit in the last years, so I don't see why you think it would be hard to maintain it.
(Multiple years is probably out of the question, though. But the proposal makes it sound like sysvinit should be dropped for 12.2, which may be a bit too early.)