Systemd Gets A Stable Release Repository, Backports
Phoronix: Systemd Gets A Stable Release Repository, Backports
Motivated in part by Debian switching to systemd and then Ubuntu switching to systemd, the systemd developers have now setup a stable repository for the widely-used init system for carrying back-ports to existing stable releases and sharing stable patches amongst package maintainers...
Well, that's nice. One of the biggest point against systemd (that I agreed with) is that systemd is a big, moving target, that wouldn't exactly fit the Debian ideology.
This fix it. Depending on how this works out, I could see this "stable" branch being adopted by more conservative distributions (IE not Arch). Especially if the systemd pace doesn't slow down (they seems to introduce some pretty big features/changes every release, and they release often).
Well there aren't many distributions left. In case of Slackware I think that we'll rather see RMS using Microsoft Windows 8 on a Macbook than systemd being adopted as default init.
Originally Posted by Spittie
What crowd is Slackware directed towards? I don't find it appealing at all.
Why? Even Gentoo now has systemd on equal footing with OpenRC. What makes Slackware so different?
Originally Posted by blackout23
More or less the same target audience as gentoo, but who don't want to go to all of the trouble of building a gentoo installation, and/or want to do dependency resolution by hand.
Originally Posted by computerquip
Patrick have already talked about that Slackware would be using systemd if it was too much trouble not to adopt it. Some Slacker have already been working on systemd support for Slackware.
Originally Posted by blackout23
It is only a matter of time before Slackware starts using the new de facto Linux plumbing system, partially because systemd is part of the future Linux development stack that everyone will develop against, partly because it seems unlikely that Slackware will ever get the help and manpower needed to develop an alternative to systemd.
quote from the interview with PV on LQ that you are probably referencing
Originally Posted by interested
"Concerning systemd, I do like the idea of a faster boot time (obviously), but I also like controlling the startup of the system with shell scripts that are readable, and I'm guessing that's what most Slackware users prefer too. I don't spend all day rebooting my machine, and having looked at systemd config files it seems to me a very foreign way of controlling a system to me, and attempting to control services, sockets, devices, mounts, etc., all within one daemon flies in the face of the UNIX concept of doing one thing and doing it well. "
that does not go with what you stated
slackware, the way i see it, is made to be simple and flexible
(that is part of the "no dependency resolution" thing, even thou there are tools for it if you want)
it is not about manpower either
there is already an alternative to udev, and there will probably be to logind when they brake the api console-kit uses
edit: PS it's not about politics either
i doubt many slackers care about politics and popularity
Here is part of the quote you left out (my emphasis):
Originally Posted by gens
"Yeah, I see a few things coming down the line that may cause a shakeup to our usual way of doing things, and could force Slackware to become, well, perhaps less UNIX-like. I guess the two big ones that are on the horizon are Wayland and systemd. Whether we end up using them or not remains to be seen. It's quite possible that we won't end up having a choice in the matter depending on how development that's out of our hands goes. It's hard to say whether moving to these technologies would be a good thing for Slackware overall. "
Slackware will move in the same direction as every other Linux distro: Sysvinit and X are on minimum life support right now, with systemd and Wayland being the future of Linux. Patrick is perhaps sceptical, but Slackware is such a small distro that it won't have the manpower to even maintain status quo. There simply doesn't seem to be any developer impetus to maintain a full featured Sysvinit Linux distro. Maybe some Debian Sysvinit derivative will be made, but it will mostly be a server version, since DE support for non-systemd systems have been bit-rotting for years now.
Wayland is against Unix too now?