1.) SysV init is dead and gone. Good riddance to a steaming pile of shell scripts 20+ years in the making [and breaking]
2.) I no longer need a separate repository for the current GNOME Shell. 3.6.x worked perfectly on 12.2, but was yet-another-thing-to-install. I think I now have 1 unpackaged app that I depend on (DbVisualizer, massive Java app).
Looking good guys, keep up the good work.
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