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A call for votes in the Debian init system discussion

A call for votes in the Debian init system discussion

Posted Jan 28, 2014 23:07 UTC (Tue) by misc (subscriber, #73730)
In reply to: A call for votes in the Debian init system discussion by johannbg
Parent article: A call for votes in the Debian init system discussion

3 months is nothing for a divisive issue like this, especially since people on the tech-ctte are not paid to work on debian full time ( ie, they have a family, a job, likely both and maybe others debian responsabilities ). The issue is also fairly complex, with I guess enough far reaching implications, and you can hardly rely on what you read on the web to make a quick opinion.

And I am sure that any rushed opinion ( ie, 1 month, maybe 2 ) would have been criticized by some Debian community members due to "not taking the voice of community in account".


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A call for votes in the Debian init system discussion

Posted Jan 29, 2014 0:29 UTC (Wed) by anselm (subscriber, #2796) [Link]

Some committee members seem to have managed to form a well-considered technical opinion, based on extensive study of the init systems under discussion and their documentation as well as experiments adapting existing services to them, prior to the vote. These people presumably do have day jobs, families, etc. It is unclear why any more time would be needed, other than that there are people on the committee who apparently prefer to drag things out based on procedural and bureaucratic points.

Also, the tech-ctte is supposed to make a decision based on technical facts, rather than »the voice of the community«. The community has spent the last year or so discussing systemd vs. Upstart, mostly generating heat but not anything like a consensus, which is why the issue went to the tech-ctte in the first place. We are looking to the tech-ctte to decide which of the init systems is, in their opinion, technically the best way of moving Debian forward, not which one is most popular with »the community«.


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