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    Default Another Init System: Sinit - The Suckless Init System

    Phoronix: Another Init System: Sinit - The Suckless Init System

    While in-fighting continues within the Debian camp over what should be the default init system in Debian, a developer has shown off his own tiny "sinit" init system project...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTU5NTI

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    Nitpick.

    The Suckless Init System was shared with Debian developers but obviously isn't a serious contender in Debian's init system battle, but it's mentioned mentioned in case anyone is after a small Linux distribution project to checkout (Morpheus) or are looking for a very simple init system in comparison to systemd or Upstart.
    Why would one like to get rid of busybox? Coreutils is bloated compared to bb.
    Last edited by Rexilion; 02-07-2014 at 03:00 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rexilion View Post
    Why would one like to get rid of busybox? Coreutils is bloated compared to bb.
    Who said he would be moving to coreutils?

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoungManKlaus View Post
    You jumped the shark

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    I don't see myself ever using this, but a lot of the other Suckless tools are really quite nice. I'm sure this'll be very useful to people wo don't need a bells-and-whistles init system once it's done.

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    Here's the GNU one:
    https://www.gnu.org/software/dmd/

    Here's some (dated?) discussions:
    https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/g.../msg00000.html

    I haven't tried it myself so I can't really comment much. But unlike sinit, it does seem to be at (or almost at) feature parity with Upstart and systemd.

    p.s. I wasn't about to mention it since (1) I'm no Guile fan and (2) I don't think it's relevant to the Debian discussion. But if Michael is doing it...

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    This Suckless init system looks very good. I'm sick of bloated programs I don't need an init system that is everything but the kitchen sink, I just need to boot the f***ing computer. Simplicity is what we really need. Simplicity!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rexilion View Post
    Nitpick.



    Why would one like to get rid of busybox? Coreutils is bloated compared to bb.
    The idea is probably to make a pure suckless.org OS, which would mean using sbase and ubase rather than coreutils.

    For compilers, I think GNU binutils + gcc will stay for a while, but there was some interesting mention of the "ucc" compiler on the suckless.org mailing list some time ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by staalmannen View Post
    The idea is probably to make a pure suckless.org OS, which would mean using sbase and ubase rather than coreutils.

    For compilers, I think GNU binutils + gcc will stay for a while, but there was some interesting mention of the "ucc" compiler on the suckless.org mailing list some time ago.
    i think they just want good tools more then having a higher goal
    stali will benefit from them ofc

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