[arch-general] When will Arch switch to Systemd

Yaro Kasear yaro at marupa.net
Fri Jan 21 19:16:17 EST 2011

On Friday, January 21, 2011 06:10:02 pm Denis A. Altoé Falqueto wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 9:51 PM, Yaro Kasear <yaro at marupa.net> wrote:
> > If it isn't broken, don't fix it. We put grub2 in [extra], not [core],
> > for the same reason we really should put systemd in [extra] and not
> > [core].
> Don't get me wrong, but no one is putting anything anywhere. This is
> not a voting. The decision of bringing any package to the official
> repos is exclusively on the shoulders of a developer willing to
> maintain it. So all the discussion about entering or not is moot.
> On the other hand, I'm enjoying the articles very much. The comments
> on each blog post are very enlightening. It even shows that Lennart
> has more patience than I would have... I've seen it being bashed
> without any reason and yet answer politely.
> One very inspiring comment by Lennart, that sums up a lot of my own
> thoughts is:
> "... you are right, systemd is nothing like traditional Unix. And that
> is a good thing. Unix has been designed 41 years ago. You honestly
> believe that its design is perfect and flawless and 41 years after it
> was designed still should be followed in all detail? No, computers
> changed, and Unix never was perfect. It probably was a better design
> than most other operating systems, but this does not mean it is
> perfect and we should never depart from it."
> So, maybe we could tackle this discussion with an open mind, instead
> of being so zealots about what you already know. Remember, you didn't
> born knowing Linux. You can learn other things too :) I'm happy with
> the thread, because I'm having a good time reading about systemd. I'll
> try it in a few moments and see what it gives. Thanks Risinger for the
> links and Tom for the packages :)

I have nothing against change. Change for the sake of it being a change, on 
the other hand...

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