housekeeping request: could we get a link to the thread this seems to have been spliced from, since it references other content now lo longer present. thnx oh, i see, screenshot thread
The interesting part of this (at least my take) is that both Upstart and Systemd are going to impact the "freedom" of development because they are very (struggling for the right word) ... territorial - about how they handle core layers. Meaning that choosing one or the other means a great deal to how, who and what api's are developed moving forward.
well said. i think that highlights the crux of the matter quite well indeed.
if life has thrown us some disruption lemons, lets make some shake-up lemonade. ^_^ why not then give a broader look around, and see what others could also be up for consideration... vsido already is bold and courageous enough to pick pieces of software that seem/feel, to many of us, to be the "best" choices, even if it does somewhat cut against the debian mother superior grain (remastersys > debian live unhelper).
now i'll preface the rest of what i have to say on this with a disclaimer that i've not looked with any great depth into any of these, especially with regards to the issues involved with implementation with debian, and have more of a "admire from afar" take on these... but having said that, if shit's potentially getting shaken up, lets consider from a wider pool of options, since there are pros&cons to each. additional to this disclaimer... yes, i know the thread title says systemd and upstart discussion... i'm just that kind of maverick to ignore that and paint further outside the lines, lol, sry.
i'm not sure, maybe this seems like a hefty overkill for vsido... but it is mmmmmmmnice. ... sorry, my gentoo-fanboi-ism shining through.
have a read through of dragora's info about it... sounds rather clean and well thought out, with very little obfuscation, easy access for users to suss.
k, maybe i'm reaching too far into the wilds... but, if the likes of systemd and even upstart are on the cards, sure, why not consider epoch too!
its aimed to be small, simple and elegant.. and it packs a reasonable feature punch with that simplicity.
ok, ok, i'll stop before i go wild n suggest smf or something as daft. just wanted to stretch the edges of considerations since signs of potential disruption seem like an opportune time for it.
i suppose my recent revisiting of exherbo has contributed to my thinking here.... there, as in gentoo, one is not limited to one init system, and has a choice. ... though i do understand how this is less viable to implement in a distro like vsido, and thus makes discussions such as this more important to get right. hope i've helped, and not hindered.
PS. having said all that... if it aint broke...