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Debian Is Voting Again On Systemd vs. Upstart Debate

Debian

Published on 05 February 2014 11:59 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Debian
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Debian's technical committee is back to having another vote on what should be the default init system for the operating system going forward.

For months now the Debian technical committee has been deciding what init system to adopt for Debian Jessie and going forward. The main contenders are between systemd and Upstart but other contenders and options have been proposed. This has been a very hot topic and for a while it's looked like committee members have been leaning in favor of systemd. Last month there was an initial tech-ctte vote on the matter but that vote didn't end up panning out and the matter has remain undecided.

Ian Jackson has now a short while ago called for a new round of voting on the init system discussion. Stay tuned to Phoronix to see how the voting concludes.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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