On Monday, February 06, 2012 07:39 AM Michal Kubeček wrote:
On Monday 06 of February 2012 07:12EN, Dennis Gallien wrote:
If systemd (or a close counterpart with essentially the same architecture) is in the process of being adopted as the new defacto boot system for the main Linux distributions such as Fedora, Mandriva, Ubuntu, etc. then it isn't a matter of if, it's a matter of when and how. Presumably even Debian, on purpose a later adopter, will eventually adopt systemd. So openSUSE will ultimately need to adopt systemd, or fall behind in a critical sub-system.
I think this is the basic problem. You take as obvious fact that traditional System V init simply has to go and the only questions are when, how and whether by systemd or something similar. I'm sorry but this isn't obvious to me at all.
I don't take that as obvious fact, not at all. To the contrary, I stated "If systemd is not emerging . . . ". Please read my entire post.
There never was an actual discussion whether the transition should take place. People behind systemd keep pretending that it is so obvious that there is no need for such discussion. I don't agree. Before we talk about "when" and "how", the "if at all" discussion definitely should take place.
That is one of my two main points.